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Plenty of people on deviantART seem to have original characters and this contest is for you! Enter your character or super-team and one lucky winner will have their character(s) guest star in an upcoming issue of Argo 5. You will retain your copyright to the character(s) (actually enforce it as it will be in a dated print publication) and your name as the copyright holder will appear in the indicia on the inside front cover of the comic. You retain all rights and ownership of your character(s).

How does the contest work:

Round 1) Create or choose a previous deviantART entry in your gallery along with a description of personality and abilities of the character(s).

Round 2) Message us a link to your entry and we will create an entry in the "Get Published Contest" folder. <Deadline: August 1, 2012>  
Feel free to campaign or have others do so in the thread of your entry as consumer opinion can possibly come into play for Round 3.

Round 3) Fifteen finalist will be chosen by a panel of judges. A top 5 will be determined by the judges and the other 10 will go head to head in deviantART and Facebook polls to determine a 6th finalist. <Deadline for voting: September 15, 2012>

Round 4) The Argo Comics staff (seperate from the judging panel) will vote on the ultimate winner!

THIS IS NOT AN ART CONTEST. You are not required to draw your character or create new art. As long as it is your original character, it can be a past commission from another artist. Judges will be instructed to judge primarily on the character rather than the art as the artist will most likely not be drawing the issue.

We can not accept entries with story or plot ideas as we can not be held responsible for us publishing stories similar to your ideas in the future. One entry per Deviant ID so just pick the one you might feel best fits in with the characters and flavor of Argo 5 ( issues available here: indyplanet.com/store/index.php… ). Creator teams (maximum 3 people) can have one entry per each different deviantART ID. Again, entries will appear in the "Get Published Contest" folder  and not in the"Featured" gallery to avoid ownership confusion to viewers of the gallery.

By participating, entries acknowledge the following: The creative team and production of this issue of Argo 5 will be determined by Argo Comics.  Winning creator(s) can apply to take part in the creation of the issue (writers, artists, colorist) but editorial control remains with Argo Comics. Argo Comics retains all rights to the issue and to reprint the issue in trade, digital and all formats. The issue will be available through Indy Planet and the winner will recieve 5 complimentary copies. No further remuneration is required from participation in the contest and in publication.  

We look forward to seeing your masked men of mystery, your wonderous women, your amazing heroes, your team-supremes, your... creations!
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:icontysavarin:
Tysavarin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice I'm interested!
Before I join can I see an example of the cover?
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately, entry deadline was August 1. The cover for the issue has not been created as it will most likely include the winner of the contest.
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:icontysavarin:
Tysavarin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
What about the previous ones?
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
The previous covers are from my books available here: [link]
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:iconichigomurasaki:
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do I join this contest? Could you send me the link please?
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Just send a link of your character to me. There is no link to send you. You're here, lol.
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:iconichigomurasaki:
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. I'll join the contect next come round. I don't have anything drawn out except for adoptables that needs to be soled. Thank you anyways. ^^
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Yes, hope to do thios again if the issue sells well enough :)
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:iconichigomurasaki:
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. I'am working on a lot of stories for my manga's hopefully I will get two or three chapters done when I come back from my next week vacation. It's called 'BlackJacket Detective'. It was inspired by Android Kikaider,Casshern Sins,Ghost in the Shell,Inspector Gadget, and many other anime and cartoons I used to watch.
If you haven't watched some of those animes you should they are really good. :)
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Ghost in the Shell was the only one I saw of those. I did express my appreciation for manga in Sorority of Power # 3 where they met the "Manga Anime Delta Sorority". You can see them in the 11th picture in my gallery. Best of luck with your manga.
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
A very cool contest! =)
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thanks, Estonius :)
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thanks, Estonius :)
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:iconvows2:
Vows2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I may have the perfect OC! :D But how would you want me to sent personality and power info?
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Got your note and created the entry :)
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:iconvows2:
Vows2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh neat! :D Thank you!
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:iconnuke-mayhem:
Nuke-Mayhem Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sent you mine by note. :D
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thanks :)
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:icontae-rai:
Tae-Rai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Random question but is there second, third, etc prizes for this contest? Or just the one overall first place one?
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Officially, there's just the one prize of the guest starring role in the comic.
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:icontae-rai:
Tae-Rai Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah. Shame.
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:iconpaynetacular:
PAYNEtacular Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
interested in the publication contest. sent u a note!
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
As you know by now, yes, this entry was also created :)
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:iconmmpratt99:
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I sent a link with a note. I'm not sure if I'm doing the entry thing correctly.
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
As you know by now, yes, entry was created :)
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:iconmmpratt99:
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thanks:
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Well, Less than a month left to enter. At this point Packrat is leading in fan support followed by Empress, Mother Earth's Handmaiden and Soviet Superwoman. Again, just to be clear, judges are asked to consider faves and comments, as we want a character that has fan appeal, but that will not be a mandatory part of their judging. The only point that is completely in the public's hand is the poll round to determine the 6th finalist.
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69emptysouls Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can it be a bad guy?
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Sure. Initially we created the contest seeing how so many people had original heroes, but if you have a villain, feel free to enter him/her. Heck, if someone has a dancing Bran Muffin feel free to enter that (hey, don't laugh... Milk & Cheese is one of my favorite comics afterall). (( Editor's note: Baked goods have little chance of winning)).
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69emptysouls Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol ok!
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Yes, Argo Comics will hold all rights to the issue of Argo 5 that the character(s) appears in but you retain all the rights and ownership of your character(s). Argo Comics will be allowed to reprint and promote the issue in any format but we would not use the character(s) in future stories without the expressed consent of the character's owner.
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:icontae-rai:
Tae-Rai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I might have to enter this... We still hold all rights to our character, correct? :)
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
see below
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:iconboorat:
BooRat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I wanta enter!
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
OK, I see you messaged me so I'll check it out.
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:iconboorat:
BooRat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Thank you! XD
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:iconivy7om:
ivy7om Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, is it too late for me to try and get in on this?
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Sure, just message me the links :D
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:iconbs--comics:
BS--Comics Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm honored for the chance to submit an entry! *sends note*
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Your up and running :)
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:iconbs--comics:
BS--Comics Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what, would you mind if I substituted an entry since this contest won't be judged on art quality? If you can I would like to replace my current entry with this: [link]
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
OK, you're new entry is up :)
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:iconbs--comics:
BS--Comics Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate the change! Now I feel like I'll stand a better chance in the contest! XD
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
No problem! yes, the characters were a bit small in the other entry.
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:iconatomskmaster6:
atomskmaster6 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Looks interesting...I think I'll enter my character. *sent you a note*
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
He's in :)
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gPsBassist Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to submit one of my characters but I'm having problems trying to find the "Get Published Contest" folder on the indyplanet website :S I'm not sure where to look for it...
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
The "Get Published Contest" folder is in my DeviantArt gallery but I need to add your entry. Just note me with a link to your entry picture and description of the character (or a link to that).
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gPsBassist Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the information, I'll send you a note right away :)
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Entry posted :)
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