DID YOU MISS ALL OF THE BIG NEWS WE DEBUTED LAST NIGHT on our ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL?
We know what you're thinking, I THOUGHT LAST WEEK's EPISODE WAS THE ANNIVERSARY??
It was and we did indeed celebrate our 1-yr anniversary of our exclusive amateur creator community, PILOT Manga!
Likewise, we selected our FINAL 2015 submissions for new manga webcomics to appear in the next round of Saturday PLUS for a chance to appear in Saturday AM and AFTERNOON WEB-X.
OUR FINAL WINNER was Nathan Owhonda whose HOLLOWMAN could be the break out webcomic hit of 2015 and potentially the next DEATHNOTE!
The main theme of last night's SATURDAY AM was TEST RUN and our new manga coming from both our internal efforts as well as new talent discovered from our amazing PILOT Manga community.
First up is the one manga to rule them all....
APPLE BLACK RETURNS THIS WEDNESDAY from the one and only WHYT MANGA! If you want to experience this COLOSSAL MANGA from Nigeria (the very definition of DIVERSITY folks) then check out the collected graphic novel with our very first SATURDAY TANK.
Speaking of HUGE manga titles, Diversity and TEST RUN -- well, we debuted our first Latino lead characters in our TEST RUN called MONSTER SOCIETY OF AMERICA and that will NOW be joining Saturday AM beginning with Issue 33. Next up is our original new manga called CLOCK STRIKER about a young African American apprentice named Cast. It's going to KICK ASS this AUGUST!
We've been itching for a COMEDY Gag manga to emerge from PILOT Manga and it hasn't (far too many Naruto and Dragonball Z clones folks!) -- so we decided to MAKE OUR OWN! And when it came to topics--WE'RE ALL GEEKS but now is the time for the BLERDS. It'll be joining our amazing and GROWING line of EXCLUSIVE FREE MANGA WEBCOMICS with AFTERNOON WEB-X and will run on SUNDAYS and WEDNESDAYS!
And FINALLY -- we COULD talk about our ALL-NEW MARKETPLACE or the NEW LINE-UP for the NEXT SATURDAY PLUS -- both of which will arrive in August.
But we won't do that just yet...
Instead let's talk about TEST RUN. It's now BI-WEEKLY. That means that 24-7 you can enter your comicbook for a chance to be considered for publication.
This means that MORE CREATORS have a chance to be FEATURED on Saturday AM's website and to be challenged for a chance to stand out.
Again, this is more challenging than it seems and will NEVER REPLACE the importance of TEST FLIGHTS! Test Flights are the DEFINITIVE way to receive intense critique and development on the path to joining Saturday AM.
TEST RUNS are different and will challenge you immediately in two ways:
1. Most amateur webcomic creators have TONS of ideas but have little idea how to ACTUALLY tell their comicbook story.
2. Most haters (of which a few webcomic creators seem to easily classify as) are not used to being held to critique the way they are at dishing it out.
TEST RUNS are SHORT STORIES designed to showcase an amateur creators ability to tell a story with a beginning, middle and end.
These are NOT previews of a proposed "epic manga NOR are these scenes. They are STORIES.
Any genre may be considered.
No flagrant violence, language or sexual conduct.
No disrespectful representations of groups based on race, gender, orientation or religion.
15 pages MAXIMUM (cover not included).
Must include a synopsis and pitch.
Must include a banner ad 728x90 that promotes your TEST RUN (just name and a marketing slogan or copy).
Submissions must be jpegs with a 300DPI and must be shared to firstname.lastname@example.org via Dropbox.
Name your folder TEST RUN (Month) and Creator's Name.
TEST RUNS ARE EXCLUSIVE ON OUR SITE ONLY for 30 days once published.