PILOT Manga TEST FLIGHT V.1 (2016)

TEST FLIGHT V.1 2016 RULES

WELCOME TO A NEW CHALLENGE!

OUR FOCUS THIS TIME IS ON CHARACTER

 

LET’S BE CLEAR HERE, CHARACTER IS NOT JUST HOW THEY LOOK 

OR WHAT THEIR POWER IS…

BUT WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE THEY? WHAT MAKES THEM…”TICK”?

SO, THIS TEST FLIGHT IS GOING TO TEST YOU IN MORE COMPLETE WAYS THAN EVER BEFORE!

YOUR MISSION: PRODUCE A MINIMUM OF FOUR PAGES TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN PAGES SHOWING YOUR HERO OR HEROES IN TWO SEPARATE SITUATIONS THAT SHOW US WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE THEY ARE. 

Want to see PREVIOUS TEST FLIGHT entries? Read them for FREE in THIS SPECIAL ISSUE!

Want to see PREVIOUS TEST FLIGHT entries? Read them for FREE in THIS SPECIAL ISSUE!

ONE SEQUENCE SHOULD SHOW US THE CHARACTER(S) TALKING IN A SETTING OF YOUR CHOOSING (i.e. BATTLEFIELD, COFFEE SHOP, GRAVEYARD, ETC) -- DO NOT BE AFRAID TO BE CREATIVE BOTH WITH THE SETTING AS WELL AS THE LOCATION.

THE OTHER SEQUENCE SHOULD SHOW THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED IN A NON-VERBAL SITUATION -- THIS DOES NOT MEAN NOTHING HAPPENS, THE ART SHOULD COMMUNICATE LOTS OF EMOTION/ CHARACTER THROUGH THE CHARACTER’S ACTIONS.

SO AGAIN WE ALL KNOW THAT A HERO ACTS HEROIC IN A BATTLE BUT, WHAT IS THEIR PERSONALITY LIKE? 

WE WANT TO SEE TWO SCENES WHERE WE LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOUR CHARACTERS ARE LIKE. ARE THEY ENERGETIC OR LAZY? IMPULSIVE OR CAREFUL? EXTRA POINTS FOR FANTASTIC DIALOGUE WHERE THE CHARACTERS BOTH SOUND UNIQUE AND AUTHENTIC.

WE KNOW YOU ALL HAVE GREAT CONCEPTS BUT TO MAKE IT WITH SATURDAY AM -- YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE AMAZING CHARACTERS!

JUST WANT THE DEETS? 


GENRE: ANY GENRE IS ACCEPTABLE. 
DIALOGUE SEQUENCE: 2 MINIMUM / 5 MAXIMUM PAGES SHOWING YOUR CHARACTER TALKING, THINKING, OR HAVING A CONVERSATION.
NON-DIALOGUE SEQUENCE: 2 MINIMUM / 5 MAXIMUM PAGES SHOWING HOW YOUR CHARACTER ACTS. OUR FOCUS HERE ARE BODY LANGUAGE AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS.
ILLUSTRATIONS: THREE PIECES OF ORIGINAL ART -- COVER FOR YOUR STORY, TURNAROUND FEATURING YOUR HERO OR VILLAIN (WHICHEVER IS THE BEST DESIGN) AND FINALLY, AN AD (728X90) THAT WOULD BE USED TO PROMOTE YOUR COMIC.
ONE PAGE ONLY TO EXPLAIN THE MAIN PLOT OF YOUR SERIES: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SERIES? AND THE SYNOPSIS OF THE FIRST CHAPTER. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIRST CHAPTER
PROVIDE A PITCH: EXPLAIN YOUR STORY'S CONCEPT IN THE FORMAT “X MEETS Y” FOR EXAMPLE “DRAGON BALL MEETS TERMINATOR”

SUBMISSION DETAIL

  • You MUST BE A MEMBER of PILOT Manga!

  • PLEASE SEND YOUR MATERIAL IN AS .DOC, PDF AND/OR JPGS.

  • MAXIMUM IMAGE FILE SIZE 2MB

  • PLACE ALL FILES INTO ONE FOLDER LABELED: “TEST FLIGHT Q1 2016 (YOUR NAME)”. NOTE:THIS IS CRITICAL AND WE WILL ELIMINATE ENTRIES THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THIS METHOD.

  • PLEASE SEND YOUR MATERIAL INTO US AT INFO@SATURDAY-AM.COM VIA DROPBOX.

  • PLEASE SEND YOUR MATERIAL INTO US BY 11:59PM EST ON MARCH 1st, 2016.

PRIZES

EVERYONE WHO ENTERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE (BASIC) SUBSCRIPTION.

FINALISTS FROM THIS TEST FLIGHT will be published in a SPECIAL ISSUE of SATURDAY AM where FANS WILL VOTE ON THEM.

WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE ASSIGNED A SATURDAY AM EDITOR AND WORK TOWARDS COMPLETING THE PILOT CHAPTER FOR PUBLICATION IN SATURDAY PLUS.

WHY IS THIS V.1? Because we'll be doing more TEST FLIGHTS in 2016! Finalists will be featured in an upcoming issue of Saturday AM complete with full production values and marketing support.