SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Have you ever been paging through your favorite comic book, only to say to yourself, “Man, I could do better than this!” Well, comic lovers who also happen to love video games, now is your chance, thanks to the first-ever “1UP.com Comic Book Creator Contest.” Brought to you by 1UP.com, HyperComics.com and Comic Book Creator™ software publisher Planetwide Media, the “1UP.com Comic Book Creator Contest” will pit the best, undiscovered comic artists against one another in a month-long online competition that folks will still be buzzing about at San Diego Comic-Con.
What makes the contest different is not only that it’s completely virtual, but that it enables aspiring comic artists who have never laid out a page in their life to do so quickly and easily using Planetwide Media’s Comic Book Creator software. Available as a free trial download at 1upcomicbookcreator.1up.com, Comic Book Creator software takes the hassle out of creating your comic book and allows you to import your video game screenshots, personal artwork and digital photos in just a few clicks. When you feel like you’ve got the next best-selling title/future Hollywood blockbuster/video game tie-in on your hands, just create a free account at http://www.HyperComics.com and upload the goods.
The “1UP.com Comic Book Creator Contest” begins at 12:00 p.m. (PST) on June 18, 2007, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (PST) on July 18, 2007. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. (PST) on July 18, 2007. The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000.00 in cash prize along with a Planetwide Media software prize bundle (Grand Total Value, $1,120.00).
The contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 13 years of age or older at time of entry. No purchase necessary. VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED BY LAW. Participants may enter the Contest by visiting 1upcomicbookcreator.1up.com and completing all required fields of entry on the online Contest entry form. Submissions will also be accepted via PDF or by attaching your Hypercomics.com url via email to 1upContest@planetwidegames.com. For complete contest rules and regulations, visit 1upcomicbookcreator.1up.com.