“Next Town Over” webcomic art contest


Erin Mehlos of the steampunk-fantasy-Western webcomic Next Town Over has an art contest going on right now, and she’s very bummed that it only has one entry so far. She announced it on September 11, but I only noticed it today. It closes on October 20, this Saturday.

You can make visual art or write a short story or poem, so long as it’s based on the NTO world in some way. Winning prizes range from autographed print versions of the first four volumes to T-shirts and character sketch cards, and a few other things in between.

You know what? I just might enter. It depends if I can whip up a good short story in so short a time, but I tend to do most of my work last minute anyway. The subject is fantasy, the only genre I really feel comfortable with, and the setting is the Old West, which I haven’t written in before but I love anyway. Plus it’s been a few months since I’ve written fiction, and I need to get back into it.

Anyone else care to enter the contest?