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Heather Noonan
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Spacedog Entertainment and Top Cow Productions Kick Off New Contest
Contest gives aspiring comic writers and artists a chance to get published — and paid!

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May 14 , 2008 – Los Angeles, CA – Spacedog Entertainment and Top Cow Productions have teamed up to create a contest
where aspiring comic writers and artists can submit their work for publication. The contest, dubbed “Choose Your Own Creator,”
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launched on May 1 , 2008 and runs through April 15 , 2009. The contest will have 22 winners total that will be paid for their work
and be included in the resulting five-part comic series to be published by Top Cow Productions.

Entries can be submitted for the series’ treatment, character designs, individual issue scripts, cover art, black-and-white sequentials,
and color sequentials. The contest consists of seven rounds, with each new submission building off the winning entries of the
previous round. Contestants are welcome to submit entries for as many rounds as they like.

“Since its inception, Top Cow has been a beacon to comic writers and artists, launching many of the industry’s best. We believe that
with Spacedog’s ability to create compelling stories, married with Top Cow’s artistic expertise and credibility, we have the ability to
create something special while helping to launch the careers of upcoming artists,” says Roger Mincheff, founder and CEO of
Spacedog Entertainment.

Entrants will be responsible for creating a prequel to Spacedog and Top Cow's already successful Proximity Effect graphic novel. To
learn more about the contest, visit www.chooseyourowncreator.com.

www.spacedogentertainment.com




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Spacedog Entertainment (SDE), founded in 2005 by Roger Mincheff, focuses on storytelling that features real world and relatable
people put in fantastic situations. SDE is able to successfully develop franchises with a specific strategy, utilizing emerging
technology and entertaining across all media, as a result of Mincheff’s unique background and ability to merge brands with great
stories. Among the first slate of titles, Spacedog created and produced Proximity Effect (Universal Studios), The Court (Lions Gate)
and Hollow Mark (Lions Gate), Walled In (Starz), Revved (Fox Television Studios) and Wight and Associates (Fox Television
Studios). Spacedog’s first book to come to the big screen, The Covenant, opened #1 at the box office and was the top grossing
DVD in its debut week. With eight (8) projects currently in various stages of development at leading television and movie studios,
Spacedog and Mincheff (represented by CAA) have quickly gained notice in the industry with their forward thinking and innovative
strategies.

About Top Cow Productions Inc.
Top Cow Productions, Inc. (http://www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of
1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of
comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed)
in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise,
Witchblade, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series is set for release on DVD on July 29, 2008. A feature
film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia. Witchblade is also the first
American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other
flagship property, The Darkness, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games
and achieved platinum sales status. Wanted, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is currently in
production as a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman and
slated for wide release on June 27, 2008. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action
television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues,
clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars,
calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games, and roleplaying games.

				
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