We've all read a disappointing superhero comic and thought we could do a better job if only given the chance.
For those who may have missed it, DC Entertainment announced March 25 that it's created a new Talent Development Workshop for writers and artists hoping to get their feet in the door of the company that's responsible for the very superheroes who probably fueled their childhood fantasies. It's not every day a major comic book company offers to mentor new talent, and hopefully diversify its staff with people who have something fresh and exciting to bring to the table.
Led by comic legends such as Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert, the workshops will give prospective talent a chance to improve their work and show off to the folks at DC Entertainment.
"Our goal is to identify and foster fresh, new voices," DC Entertainment co-publisher and artist Jim Lee said on DC Comics' website. "The new DC Talent Development Workshops will play a vital role in discovering and developing the next generation of comic talent."
Artists can submit their applications online from April 1-30, while writers can submit samples on the website from May 1-31.
If accepted into the artists workshop, participants will learn all aspects of the comic book industry while developing their portfolios in an intensive two-week program. The writers workshop is even more comprehensive as participants are expected to take a 13-week video course to learn the essentials from a master writer. Then, a hand-selected group will be invited to Burbank, California, for more master classes.
After candidates have completed these master classes, DCE's Talent Development Group says it will consider successful participants for job positions on current DC titles.
All you need is to submit a current resume, your art portfolio or writing sample and a short essay on why you want to be a DC Comics creator. Good luck! And a bit of advice: Don't let inexperience or fear of failure stop you from applying.