Derek Chua — Comic Artist based in Singapore

PITCH - A Platform for Aspiring Comic Writers

Comic

irrationalcomics.wordpress.com/pitch/

PITCH is a platform centered around helping aspiring and budding comic writers take their first step into the world of comics publishing. I created PITCH as a way of giving back to the comics community as well as offer assistance to new talents in comic writing. The product of each PITCH submissions open call is a comic anthology featuring the concepts of 5 budding comic writers compiled by myself. In 2017, five 12 page comics based on the scripts/concepts of five aspiring comic writers were created through my imprint, Irrational Comics. In 2018, five 8 page comics based on the scripts/concepts of five aspiring comic writers were created. These prototype comics or “protocomics” serve as prologues or the first pages of a larger story that the writers intend to tell.

The protocomics are made available for readers to read for free online and vote for their favorite concept. Through this proving process, PITCH aims to help mitigate the risks up-and-coming comic writers have to bear by taking care of the comic production and providing an avenue to gauge market response from the online voting process, before the writers ever pour any significant money and time into producing their comic project.

2018 Contributors:
Shaun Kang
Andy Leavy
Dane Matthews
J.L. Bell
Julian Dominquez

2017 Contributors:
Phu Vuong
Louis Png
Dan Amariles
Michael Norwitz
Andre Mateus

Read the anthology for free via the url below.
https://irrationalcomics.wordpress.com/pitch-2018/
https://irrationalcomics.wordpress.com/pitch-2017/

Date2017