Top Cow Talent Hunt

When I heard that Top Cow Inc. was holding a Talent Hunt for two unpublished writers and two unpublished artists, I just knew I had to give it a shot. What a dream come true to it would be to write a one-shot or mini-series for a company like Top Cow (home of Witchblade, The Darkness, etc.) Of course I know the competition will be quite fierce since it is almost impossible to get your foot in the door as a writer in the world of comics these days (unless you’re self-published). As Matt Hawkins (head at Top Cow) said,

“…at some point someone gave us a chance.  Now we’re looking to do the same for a few people.”

Top Cow Talent Hunt Rules

Submitting as a writer, Top Cow kept the rules rigid but fair. I am to submit a one page synopsis plus an 8 page (or more) full script. Luckily I write only in full script (check out my blog about scripting) and I had to choose from 7 lesser known characters to be the subject of my pitch. Here were the choices:

  • Tom Judge (the Rapture)
  • Glorianna Silver (the Ember Stone)
  • Michael Finnegan (the Glacier Stone)
  • Sabine (Wheel of Shadows)
  • Ian Nottingham (Blood Sword)
  • Ji-Xi (13th Artifact)
  • And the mysterious Pandora’s Box Wielder

After doing a bit of recon work on these characters I decided to go with Sabine.

Top Cow Talent Hunt Sabine

The Talent Hunt ends December 31st and of course I’ve already submitted my pitch and script. I believe Top Cow will post the winners sometime in January.

This has been a wonderful experience coming up with a new story direction for this “fallen angel” and I feel really positive about the pitch I submitted. Let us hope the folks at Top Cow think the same way about it too.

By the way, this isn’t my first submission to a major publisher. Click here to read other ideas I’ve submitted.

2 Comments on "Top Cow Talent Hunt"

  1. I thought I could read your pitch here 😛 I was curious to read some of the pitches sent to the talent hunt. Mine is available at if you care to read it and give me some feedback. Take care and keep up the good work! ^_^

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