Fairy Tail Creator Hiro Mashima to Judge Marvel Manga Award
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kodansha revealed on Thursday that Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima will serve as a special judge in the second Magazine "Marvel" Manga Award of its Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The other judges in the award include Marvel Comics editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.
The award is open to both professionals and amateurs. Submissions must pick one out of four themes — Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, and "Other Characters" — and submit a storyboard for a pilot chapter centering on one of the characters. Submissions must be 50 pages or less (four-panel manga submissions must be 20 strips or less). The winner will get a serialization and a 3 million yen (about US$28,000) prize.
The deadline for submissions is May 10, and the official website will announce the winner in August.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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