Mark Millar is a prominent comics writer known for his work with Marvel and DC, as well as for “Millarworld,” a group of creator-owned comics he has written for numerous companies – such titles as Kick-Ass, Wanted, Kingsman, Starlight, and Chrononauts. Now he is putting out a call for submissions for his first “Millarworld annual.” Every year an anthology will come out featuring stories of his Millarworld characters, all written and drawn by previously unpublished new talent.
As Millar himself says: “Anyone who’s ever fancied a bash at writing or drawing comics is in luck because I want to lend you a hand. Going forward, I want to do a once-a-year event where prospective writers and artists get a chance to write or draw our Millarworld characters and get paid for the sheer joy of it. I’ve always been very precious about letting other people do my creations so this is quite unusual, but I really do believe that the only way we can thrive as an industry is if new talent gets a chance. Comics has been really good to me and I want to do what I can with my limited time to give budding creators a wee chance too if they’re maybe unsure where to start.”