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Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Comic Design Competition

Posted: August 2, 2009

Corruption is both a cause of poverty and a barrier to overcoming it. It is one of the most serious obstacles to eradicating poverty. Ctrl.Alt.Shift, the experimental initiative politicising a new generation of activists for social justice and global change, gives you the chance to create a unique comic style story in collaboration with musician and writer Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion.

After the first round of judging at the end of September, five shortlisted entrants will be given Lightspeed Champion’s comic script as inspiration and asked to create a visual adaptation of the story. The winning commission will be published in the Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption comic, as well as being part of an exhibition around the theme of corruption, coinciding with Comica this November. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges including:
- Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis)
- Paul Gravett (Comica Director)
- V V Brown and David Allain (Musician and Writer/Artist duo)
- Lightspeed Champion
- Ctrl.Alt.Shift

“We’re looking for someone who can really communicate through their drawing. There’s no set medium - manga, traditional or mainstream [are all acceptable]. Comics are a complex language. Beyond the drawing, they need to think about symbols, layout choices, sound effects and how to construct sophisticated meanings.”
Paul Gravett

“For the story I’m writing, I’m trying to create something with a universal message which can be adapted in many ways. But part of what is truly wonderful about comics is that it’s not TV, it’s not film and there’s no budget. Your imagination can run wild - so let it, and have fun.”
Dev Hynes

To enter the competition please send relevant examples of your visual work along with your contact details to Ctrl.Alt.Shift by Friday 25th September by visiting Ctrl.Alt.Shift.


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