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Introducing The Deathmatch Draw: Indie Illustrator’s Battle.

Illustrators from around the world illustrate the start of a new story by an exciting young writer.

The top 20 illustrations are chosen to enter the Indie Illustrator’s Deathmatch.

In each round, illustrators submit a new drawing to bring to life a new section of the story.

Our readers vote and the winners move on to the next round and a new section of the story. The winner of the Deathmatch is crowned!


Announcing: Guest Judge Jenn Woodall!

Jenn joins the Indie Illustrator’s Deathmatch! That’s right folks! The acclaimed creator of Girls, Ghouls, Magical Beatdown and more is now officially our guest judge! Jenn will be sorting through ALL entries looking for those top 20 to kick the contest off with! The winner of the contest can also looking forward to meeting Jenn and getting feedback from Jenn about their illustrations and career!

Jenn Woodall Animation for AR Art Trail at Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds, UK


✨Win $500, your illustrations printed in Broken Pencil: Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts,  the chance to illustrate a future cover of the magazine and a mentorship meeting with Jenn Woodall!✨

Ready to Enter? Click here to read the beginning of the story and submit your illustration.

☠️ Deadline to enter is December 31, 2020.

☠️ Contest begins on January 30th, 2021.

? Read the contest rules here.

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