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Comics Workbook Composition Competition 2014 Winners

Congratulations to all who created and submitted work for this contest. We really enjoyed reading each and every work.


FIRST PLACE - $500 cash prize

White Hot by Gloria Rivera 


SECOND PLACE - $250 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Semi-Vivi by GG


THIRD PLACE - $100 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Moon by Ward Zwart


HONORABLE MENTIONS - $50 gift (each) at Big Planet Comics

73 Objects by E Taylor   

Weeping Veins by Will Tempest 

Afterlife by Louise Marie Elsa

Come With Me by Karolina Chyzewska



SPECIAL MENTION - $25 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Spectrum Jogger by Rowan Tedge



It is our hope that all of the makers who participated in this contest have been TRANSFORMED in some way – artistically, personally, spiritually, and/or physically (improved eye-hand coordination?  yes!) – by the time and energy dedicated to the creation of their submissions.
Everyone who took part in this exercise has completed a hero’s journey.

The restrictions placed upon the contest entries were derived from The Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers. It is my firmly held belief that restrictions such as the grid are ultimately freeing. I also believe that timing is the essential ingredient to making great comics. How do you study and practice timing in comics? You use the grid. 

The judging panel consisted of three men and three women from diverse backgrounds. Some were comics makers, some were comics readers and one was a “non-comics reader” - meaning this particular judge was not a comics initiate.

I will be writing more of my thoughts about this contest soon at The Comics Journal. I will also archiving all of the entries on a new tumblr in the near future. Stay tuned.

Please see this post for information regarding this fall’s correspondence course. Thanks. - Frank Santoro

P.S. Please reblog. Thank you. 

Thank you to Copacetic ComicsBig Planet Comics and the judges for contributing their efforts and financial support to make this contest possible.

(extra special thanks to Derik Badman, Bill Boichel and RM Rhodes)

And of course THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Please check out all of the entries below.





See you soon.



Uwe Heidschötter

A gorgeous comic of an insanely depressing industry standard.


I’ve been making these zines for a little over a year now. Here’s #4. I brought 80 copies to SPX this past weekend and gave them to my dear friends. As a bonus I hand-colored all the covers for some bizarre reason

SPX was wonderful as usual. Congratulations to the Ignatz nominees and winners! I picked up a ton of books & zines, and I’ll enjoy reading them over the next few weeks.

The first 3 Sex Fantasy zines are tagged here, so you can read them if you missed them the first time around.

Canvas  by  andbamnan