Coamix challenges creators to let their art speak for itself
How much dialogue does it take for you to get your point across? If you're entering the annual Silent Manga Audition, you'll have to get your point across with none -- but it could bring you some seriously cool prizes if your manga is selected!
Run by anime and manga production company Coamix, the Silent Manga Audition is open to artists of all skill levels worldwide. Participants are asked to send in an original manga (16 pages or less), following one or more of the year's theme words. Oh, and you can't use words: your story must be told entirely via drawings.
This year's themes are "Effort," "Friendship," and "Victory." Entries must embody at least one of these, but may tie in more than one.
Entries will be judged by City Hunter creator Tsukasa Hojo, Fist of the North Star creator Tetsuo Hara, Mecha-Doc creator Ryuji Tsugihara, and Coamix CEO Nobuhiko Horie.
One grand prize winner will receive 500,000 yen, with monetary prizes available for runners-up, two Excellence prizes, and an Honorable Mention. Winners will also have the opportunity to kick-start their manga career by working with professionals in the industry.
Check out the official website for full rules and how to enter. We'd love to see a Crunchyroll viewer in the ranks of this year's winners!
Source: Anime! Anime!
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her work can currently be read in Stranger Tales of the City from Obverse Books.