2024 Cover Contest!

Are you an artist? Do you want your art to be viewed by thousands of people? Win great prizes? Would you love your art on the cover of the Forest City Comicon Event Guide?

The Forest City Comicon is once again hosting a contest for local and regional artists to put their art on the front page!  Among other bonuses, the winning artist will receive a complimentary table at the event.  Finalists also receive great prizes too!

Have a look at last year’s finalists for inspiration and get started on your entry today!  Details and entry specs below. This year’s deadline for submission is May 11th, 2024.

This year’s entry specs (View Full Size)

-Open to any local / regional artists, all ages.

– A.I. submissions are not permitted.

-Artists are encouraged to take photos of their work in progress.  These photos may be used in your artist profile, in the event your work is selected as a finalist.

-Artists may use the medium of their choice and email a copy of their final artwork to [email protected] – – a confirmation e-mail will be sent confirming receipt. (If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail back within 24 hours, e-mail again without the file to confirm if it was received).

-Specifications indicated at right. Artist shall leave the space for logos & text to be added.

Theme Suggestions: Artist are encouraged to include the colours Blue & Green (as seen in the Forest City Comicon logo) and also include a recognizable London, Ontario icon or landmark. Artists are encouraged to make creative character use of stylized Forest City Comicon “Super Hero” emblem (shown at left).

-Final artwork must be submitted no later than May 11, 2024. All contestants acknowledge that submitted artwork becomes the property of Forest City Comicon for the purposes of use in event promotions: digital, print, and billboard. (It will not, however, be used in the creation of for-sale merchandise unless a separate mutual agreement is reached with the artist).

-All artwork will be screened by the art committee who will select the top contenders. The top contenders will be put to an online vote to determine the winning artwork.

-ALL top contenders will each receive two complimentary passes to the show.

-The WINNING artwork will be featured on the cover of the program guide, along with the artist bio inside the guide. Winning artist shall receive a full artist table at the event with an exhibitor pass along with two general admission passes to the show.