This year marks the 6th anniversary of Mad Cave’s talent search, and the team is excited to select all-new creators from across the globe!

APR. 28, 2023 (PITTSBURGH, PA) — It’s the highly-anticipated return of Mad Cave Studiosannual Talent Search!

With submissions open to creators all across the world, the team is always blown away by the breadth of talent submitting. It’s Mad Cave Studios‘ goal is to give aspiring creators the opportunity that many people can only dream of; having their work published!

This year, the team is in search of one writer, one illustrator, one colorist, and one lettererto work on an upcoming project. This search is specifically tailored for underrepresented talent with a unique voices, who have never worked with, or been distributed by, a major publisher.

Each submission must be based in the world of any Mad Cave Studios’ title: Battlecats, Dahlia in the Dark, Nottingham, Hunt. Kill. Repeat, etc. Each creator may send one submission, but keep in mind that the project you could potentially be working on may or may not be set in the same universe as that particular submission.

*Note: To any artist who chooses to submit an entry for only Battlecats; any series that you may potentially be working on may or may not feature anthropomorphic creatures.

The contest begins May 1st and runs through July 28th. Each entry will be considered by members of the Mad Cave Studios editorial team.

The four winners including: one writer, one artist, one colorist, and one letterer, will be announced this August! If you are not selected this year, don’t worry, Mad Cave Studios will be running this talent search again next year. So creators, put your nose to the grindstone and hone your craft!

Visit the Mad Cave Studios 2023 Talent Search page for submission guidelines.

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