What You Need to Know:
- Celsys is pleased to announce today the results of the European Comic Schools Contest for students of European schools teaching illustration and design. This special contest was based on the theme of “buddies” and the team at Celsys accepted submissions from January 31 to May 10, 2018. They were able to receive 95 entries in the Comic Category and 162 entries in the Illustration Category.
- The submissions were then published to MANGADRAFT, the largest comics hosting site in France, and were open for public voting by MANGADRAFT users from May 11 to June 10. Taking into account the results of the public voting, the submissions were judged by comic artists Ken Niimura and Yoshiyasu Tamura, as well as the companies organizing and supporting the contest. Three winners were selected from each category.
- For more details and a full list of winners, please be sure to check out the official Celsys website!
Source: Official Press Release
A Couple Winners
Story name: The Sketchbook
Author: Sara Marino (Italy)
School name: Scuola Internazionale di Comics Napoli
The art is very good. I like that this artist drew from lots of different angles. However, the composition is haphazard at times, particularly the orientation of the characters, which makes it a little hard to read. I think if this artist studied the classic principles of camerawork in film-making such as the 180-degree rule, then the composition would improve a lot. The personalities of the characters is also a little weak, particularly the main character. It’s not clear why he fights with the other character, which weakens the impact at the end. If the reason for the fight and its resolution was included, this comic would be even better. (Yoshiyasu Tamura)
COOL COPS ON THE CASE
Story name: COOL COPS ON THE CASE
Author: ingaliburmester (Germany)
School name: Kunsthochschule Kassel
The story flows really well from beginning to end. I was won over the characters, who are interestingly written, and very alive thanks to their expressiveness.