Every year the folks over at CCI open up their souvenir book for art and essay submissions from fans. It is a cool little perk they open up to the public so you can really get a feel for what the average person has to show that you might not have seen otherwise.
When it is open to anybody I really mean anybody. They want to hear and show what the average fan has to say, or draw, paying tribute to that year’s chosen topics.
Not to toot my own horn but I actually had a (small) submission accepted a few years back and I immediately felt excited cracking that book open as I waited in the line-to-end-all-lines before getting into the convention hall and seeing my name in there. It the little things in life that really count and this is something I recommend everyone at least try once.
This year’s spotlights are big ones celebrating anniversaries for Batman, Marvel, Hellboy, Daredevil, and Usagi Yojimbo!
The deadline to submit your article or artwork is April 25th, and more information on how to submit can be found here.