Scout Comics Announces Script2Comic Contest Winners
by James Ferguson
Scout Comics has announced the winners of its inaugural Script2Comic contest. The winning scripts will be made into comics and published by Scout Comics, printed by Comic Impressions. They will also be put into development as a film or TV series.
Prize winners will receive special CGC Award Trophy slabs with Holofoil, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and White labels sepcifically designed for the contest. The top prize winners will also receive a slabbed and CGC graded copy of their published comic. Check out the winners below.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Title: The Vampire’s Babysitter by Heather Hale
Logline: A 134-year-old vampire, with the body of an 11-year-old girl forms an unlikely friendship with the awkward teenager she hires to be her babysitter.
1st PRIZE WINNER
Title: Charm City by Josh Eiserike
Logline: A serial killer stalks the streets of modern-day Baltimore — but what the police don’t know is all of the victims are witches, part of an underground secret society living among us for centuries. And when yet another body turns up, it falls on the victim’s sister– a witch who left the community years ago and hasn’t used magic since– to use her contacts as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun to unravel the mystery and catch the killer.
2nd PRIZE WINNER
Title: The West Moon Chronicle by Frank Kim
Logline: Shortly after moving to a small town in the pine forests of east Texas, a Korean immigrant and his grandson suffer a family tragedy and must grapple with the aftermath – all while dealing with a supernatural threat that emerges from the haunted woods near their home.
3rd PRIZE WINNER (TIE)
Title: HEX by Joey Capuana
Logline: While investigating his ex-lover’s disappearance amidst a string of murders in Savannah’s gay community, a broken-hearted drag queen taps into the magic of his coven of queer witches only to uncover a powerful evil lurking closer than he ever imagined.
3rd PRIZE WINNER (TIE)
Title: Vectors by Grant Fraggalosch & Timothy Bacon
Logline: A NASA capsule unexpectedly crashes back to Earth after having been presumed lost in space over 40 years ago. But its sudden return raises more questions than answers when it’s revealed that its crew of three is not only still alive, but haven’t aged since their launch.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE WINNER
Title: Santa Claus Incorporated by Arun Narayanan
Logline: Idealistic office assistant elf Lucy Goodshoe tries to bring the Christmas spirit back to the now-corporate world of the North Pole.
The 2020 Script2Comic Contest was sponsored by Scout Comics, Motor Content, Armory Films, Thunder Comics, Comic Impressions, and CGC. Jordan Moore from Motor Content will help coordinate production of the comics and serve on the development team to adapt the scripts to comics and film or TV.
Judges for the contest included Elgin James, showrunner of Mayans MC; Josh McLaughlin, former President of Focus Features; Trevor Engelson, EP of Snowfall on FX; Jon Levin, Head of film & TV at Fourward; Adhrucia Apana, EP of Capone; Pop Mhan, comic artist of Flash, Aquaman, and Shazam; and Lauren Vilchik, Producer of the horror franchise Cabin Fever.
“We had such an amazing group of entrants this year, with such diverse stories from all genres. We expect to see some incredible comic books from these winners,” said Don Handfield from Motor Content, one of the sponsors and founders of the contest.
“Scout Comics is thrilled to help bring these stories and storytellers into a medium we feel is the creator’s best friend. These winning scripts are so worthy of a wider audience, we can’t wait to get these comic books out into the world.” said James Haick, President of Scout Comics.
Congratulations to all the winners!