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Second Global Comic Awards Open Jointly With Tapas Contest Theme: The Last Train

April 16, 2024, Tokyo - Celsys today joins with Tapas to open the second iteration of the Global Comic Awards on the theme of “The Last Train.” This webcomic contest for creators worldwide offers cash prizes, media placement opportunities, and creative app licenses, providing a chance for enthusiastic young creators to learn new techniques and connect with influential media organizations. This contest is hosted jointly with Tapas, the leading digital publishing platform for webcomics and webnovels in North America.

Open from April 15 to June 30 (PDT), the Global Comic Awards is accepting English-language scrolling webcomic submissions from comic creators of all ages. Participating artists can have their stories seen by many and potentially connect with international webcomic and manga publishers supporting the contest. Stories should be between 15–75 panels and told within 1–5 episodes, and will be judged by a panel of Tapas staff members based on the quality of artwork and storytelling.

Prizes include US$3,300 for the Grand Prize (1 person), as well as cash prizes for the second and third prizes and 10 Excellence awards.

Tapas × CLIP STUDIO PAINT's Global Comic Awards

Through these events, Celsys, together with leaders in comic culture both in Japan and across the globe, continues to support young creators aspiring to become professional artists.

Tapas × CLIP STUDIO PAINT's Global Comic Awards
■ Contest categories and prizes
Grand Prize
Prize money: US$3,300
Prize: CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX (Single-device plan, three years)

2nd & 3rd Place
Prize money: US$1,000
Prize: CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX (Single-device plan, three years)

Excellence Award
(10 winners)
Prize money: US$120
Prize: CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX (Single-device plan, one year)

■ Schedule
Entry Period: April 15–June 30, 2024 (23:59 PDT)
Results announced: July 22, 2024

■ How to Enter
Sign up for Tapas and post an original comic. When setting up your series, add “GlobalComicAwards2024_LastTrain” to the Tag section. You do not need to add a hashtag or ‘#’ before these words.

Please see the Tapas site for more information and FAQ.

■ Submission guidelines
・Format: Submissions must be in a scrolling format
・Content: Original works only
・Number of submissions: You may post more than one entry. However, you cannot post the same entry more than once. Separate entries should be submitted via separate series.
・Age restriction: All Ages
・Panel Count: 15 - 75
・Episode Count: 1 - 5
・Language: English
・File format: Must be compatible with Tapas submission formats (JPG, GIF, PNG)
・Series Tag: GlobalComicAwards2024_LastTrain

Supporting Media
JumpTOON, KADOKAWA, TATESC COMICS, Ki-oon, MAGCOMI, monthly comic magazine Comic Garden, en-dolphin Corp., GA COMIC, GA COMIC f, Mangatari .Inc, TMSLab, AlphaPolis Co., Ltd., DRECOM, Cheese!


Tapas Entertainment

About Tapas Entertainment
Tapas Entertainment is a leading digital publishing platform for webcomics and webnovels in North America. With a full-service suite of businesses, Tapas is a talent incubator, publisher, producer, and distributor for both independent creators and established storytellers, reaching more than nine million registered users.

Tapas website: https://tapas.io/
Tapas X account: https://twitter.com/tapas_app
Tapas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tapas_app

About CELSYS, Inc.
Celsys, with a mission of “Creating a more passionate world,” provides solutions for creative activities through online Clip Studio services and CLIP STUDIO PAINT drawing app for illustration, manga, webtoon, and animation production. Celsys supports people all over the world to enjoy creating more and all the experiences that come with it.


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