TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3788 - I received a message from John Lustig about a contest for comic lovers this past weekend.
I have mentioned John's 'Last Kiss' feature before in this blog, (as seen here).
I'm going to present the full press release below, so you too can join in on the fun!
Feeling funny? Team up with comics legend Jim Salicrup and write a gag in the
Last Kiss Couple-Up Contest. This is the first in a series of celebrity, writing
contests from Last Kiss creator John Lustig. Submit your gag by Feb. 24, 10
p.m., PST at http://on.fb.me/WsSgnM
The Last Kiss Couple-Up Contest features classic romance art and a
deliberately silly caption by longtime comics writer/editor Jim Salicrup.
It’s only one panel of art, but that’s part of the challenge. Can you use
Salicrup’s caption (featuring a robot spouse) as a starting point and write
hilarious dialogue short enough to fit into just a single panel?
This is the first in a series of quarterly Couple-Up writing contests planned
by Last Kiss creator John Lustig.
“For years, I’ve been taking old comic art and adding wacky dialogue to
create Last Kiss webcomics,” explained Lustig. “I decided to give fans a chance
to do the same. And, to make it even more fun, we’ll have different comics pros
and celebrities writing opening captions for each contest.”
Comics pros who will be contributing to future contests include Roy
Thomas (Conan the Barbarian), Tom DeFalco (Spider-Man), William Van Horn
(Donald Duck), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and Andrew Pepoy (Katie Keen.)
Co-hosted by Universal Uclick , the contest runs through Feb. 24, 10
p.m. PST. Entries can be submitted on the contest’s Facebook page at
Prizes include getting your dialogue made into a Last Kiss comic; lots of
fawning attention when the comic is posted Feb. 27; a signed, high-quality print
of your comic; and Last Kiss merchandise.
Guest writer Jim Salicrup's career includes 20 years at Marvel Comics writing
and editing classic superheroes (The Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, The
Avengers, etc) as well as stints as editor-in-chief at Topps Comics and Senior
Writer/Editor at Stan Lee Media. He is now editor-in-chief at graphic novel publisher, Papercutz, where he’s overseen the publication of Classics Illustrated, Hardy Boys, Tales from the Crypt, The Three Stooges---and many more.
Using old romance art with funny new dialog, John Lustig’s Last Kiss
comic started as a regular feature Comics Buyer’s Guide and went on to become
a comic book mini-series, a popular webcomic and the basis for a growing and
vast line of internationally licensed merchandise. Since the late 1980’s, he’s also been creating classic Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics for American and European Disney licensees. His current Disney project is to take partially completed stories by Disney Legend Carl Barks and turn them into full scripts for Egmont Creative.
Universal Uclick is the largest independent press/entertainment syndicate in the
world and a leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, political
cartoons and other content for print, Web and mobile devices. Universal Uclick
provides editorial development, licensing and other distribution services for iconic
brands like Doonesbury, Dear Abby, Miss Manners and some of the most
significant comics in history, including Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, Garfield,
Peanuts, Dilbert, For Better or For Worse, Cathy and Ziggy. Recent standout
successes include Lio, Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy, Big Nate
and The Argyle Sweater. A full comic catalog can be found at
GoComics.com<http://www.gocomics.com>. For more information on Universal
Uclick, visit UniversalUclick.com<http://www.universaluclick.com>.
In the body of this release, there is a shortened version of the contest URL. The
full url for the Last Kiss Couple-Up Contest is
IMPORTANT NOTE: For additional information, contact John Lustig at info@lastkisscomics
Okay, I think you get the picture of this contest... Now go on and write your caption & submit it!.
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