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Terminal-C Wins Reddit Comic Book Collaboration Contest

Written by Christian on Wednesday, January 21 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Terminal-C Wins Reddit Comic Book Collaboration Contest

Check out the winning comic inside.



In December 2014, the Reddit community /r/comicbookcollabs announced a community contest to create a two page comic in a month's time, with the winner to be voted on by the community.  The Outhouse agreed to "sponsor" the contest by giving $50 to the winning creative team in exchange for posting the winning comic on our site. 

The winning entry was Terminal C by the creative team of Matt Hill, Orlando Caicedo, Sean Callahan and Jake Caputo. Here's a brief description of Terminal C, courtesy of writer Matt Hill:

Terminal C is a concept I've been working on for a long time. I had never developed the story outside of script, so I was very excited to see some of it come to life. Orlando did an incredible job with art, by bringing such vibrancy and storytelling to the project. And his collaborative effort went well beyond just reading script and drawing. The same is true for Sean and Jake, who did an incredible job at their respective colors and letters/design. I can't speak highly enough for all of their talents and the inspiration we brought out in each other. It meant a lot to me, and helped with the progression of Terminal C. The full story idea is: On the brink of curing cancer, Dr. Ihnoc seems to have the answer the world has been waiting for. But after his sudden disappearance at one of the most highly recognized research facilities in the world...things aren't looking good for the cure. This, and a few dead world leaders, only turns a more skeptical eye on the world's medical and political stage. But there may be hope for the cure at Terminal C...

The kids there are learning to fight more than just their cancer.

 Here's the winning comic below:

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The creative team of Terminal C is working together on a new project, The Tight Rope, which they hope to fund via an upcoming Kickstarter project, which the $50 prize money will be donated towards.  Here's a description of their upcoming project:

After losing a dear friend to suicide, Crayton quits his job and takes to the open road. But he soon learns the road only goes so far when you're running from your problems. Exhausted and out of money, Crayton resolves to join a traveling circus where he finds love and acceptance in the strangest places. The Tight Rope takes a love story, throws in a smart-ass ghost, and an array of foul-mouthed, drug dependant carnies to show you one thing: Everything will be okay.

Here's a little bit more about each comic creator:

Matt Hill (writer): "I live in the Southeast, outside of Chattanooga, TN with my son, girlfriend and our puppy, Bear. I've been writing for many years now, but this project was my first attempt at public reception. I will say, I'm very humbled by the praise it received and I'm extremely thankful for the relationships I developed with this creative team. I greatly look forward to my future in comics. You can follow me on Instagram @matthewofpreston"

Orlando Caicendo (artist): "Freelance Illustrator who has done storyboard and illustration work for various television networks currently picking up more comics related work. Artist on The Badguys (http://thebadguyscomic.com) as well as character designer and visual developer for other small independent comic projects. Full portfolio can be seen at http://ocaicedo.com and process and sketches at http://caicedoill.tumblr.com."

Sean Callahan (Colorist): "I've been coloring for a few years now and over the last couple months have been seriously pursuing it as a career. I have a great passion for comics, digital art, and story telling so I feel like coloring is natural fit. Working with the Terminal C team was such a good experience for me and I learned so much from them all. I'm looking forward to our ongoing projects and what the future holds with coloring! You can view my portfolio as well as contact me at www.callahancolors.com"

Jake Caputo (Letterer): "I'm a Designer, Web Developer, and Letterer living in suburban Chicago. Working out of designcrumbs.com, I've been designing professionally for 10 years and took up lettering last year to stretch my design wings. Having been reading comics and designing for so long, lettering is second nature to me."

Congratulations to Matt, Orlando, Sean and Jake!  The other entries in the contest can be checked out here. If you're an aspiring creator looking for other artists and creators to work with, be sure to check out /r/comicbookcollabs.





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Christian is the exasperated Abbott to the Outhouse's Costello. When he's not yelling at the Newsroom for upsetting readers or complaining to his wife about why the Internet is stupid, he sits in his dingy business office trying to find new ways to make the site earn money. Christian is also the only person in history stupid enough to moderate two comic book forums at once.

 


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