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DC Looking to Upgrade Maturity of Comics by Having Kids Write and Draw Them for New Contest

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, February 11 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

DC Looking to Upgrade Maturity of Comics by Having Kids Write and Draw Them for New Contest

A new online talent search gives DC the legal right to use characters and concepts created by your children.

Source: DC Blog

Uh oh! DC is running another one of their talent searches! Which popular female character will they ask fans to draw naked and committing suicide this time?! Oh, it's not that kind of contest. Instead, DC is asking people to send in their kids' artwork, and DC will pick some of the best and show it off on their blog:

Is your child a budding Art Baltazar, David Finch, or Nicola Scott? In other words, does he or she have an amazing way with a pen or pixels? Or crayons? Or modeling clay? If so, we want to see your kid's artwork and share it with other Fan Family readers.

You may have seen our "Fan Page" features in print in books like Tiny Titans and Superman Family Adventures -- we've been sharing our youngest fans’ art for years. Now that we've launched DC Comics Fan Family, we're psyched to share their DC character artwork online too.

Here are a few things to know before you send in these priceless masterpieces:

  • We ask that you include your child’s first name, age, city, state, or country.
  • We accept high-quality scans, JPEGs, GIFs, and photographs.
  • We’ll showcase as many submissions as we can each week.
  • We will not notify you directly if your child's art is featured (sorry!), so we encourage you to check back weekly and see. Bring the kids ... they might get inspired!
  • Pictures of your child should not be included in any photographs that you submit.


God, I hope my child is not the next David Finch. I want her to be able to get work done on schedule! I'd much rather she be the next Ethan Van Sciver. But anyway, the contest seems nice. We're not going to complain about DC doing something fun for the kids, are we? But wait! There's more!

Finally, from our legal team:

All letters, photos, art and other materials submitted to us may be edited, translated (if applicable), and published by DC Comics and our licensees online and in any DC Comics publication in any media, along with the submitter’s first name, hometown, state or country. Also note that if your submission includes any original concepts, designs, or elements, and, if by some chance DC Comics or any of our licensees use the same or similar ones in the future, you will not be compensated or credited. Thanks.


Bwahahaha! I'm not sure what's more amusing: that DC considers the possibility that they will want to steal aspects of the creations of these children, or that DC is afraid that a future comic they publish will be so similar to a child's drawings that they need to be legally worried about getting sued over it. Though, honestly, it would explain a lot of crap, like, for instance, Scott Lobdell's entire body of work in the Nu52.

If your child wants to write DC's next big September event and not be compensated for it, here's the info to submit to the contest:

Send your art to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or by mail:
c/o DC Entertainment
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522

Thanks for sharing your kid’s art!


Oh, DC. Never change.


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