Design the first tee in "The Day The Saucers Came" Comics-On Tees Vol. 6
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About The Challenge
If you’ve ever wanted to work alongside the likes of big-name comic book somebodies, now is your chance! Your challenge is to design the first tee in our next Comics-On Tees series. The script was written by Neil Gaiman, the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, and the author of The Sandman, Stardust and Coraline. The Day The Saucers Came has everything a compelling story should: zombies, aliens, and giants feefofumming across the land.
Use the story below to design the front and the back of the t-shirt. Maybe you’d like to incorporate parts of it in word bubbles, or maybe you’d like to design only using illustration. We encourage you to use your own style to interpret the story, so it’s up to you. Check out our past Comics-On Tees volumes to see how we’ve printed similar tees in the past. The chosen t-shirt will be sold on Threadless as part of Comics-On Tees Vol. 6, and 25% of the sale of each tee will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
That day, the saucers landed. Hundreds of them, golden,
Silent, coming down from the sky like great snowflakes,
And the people of Earth stood and stared as they descended,
Waiting, dry-mouthed to find what waited inside for us
And none of us knowing if we would be here tomorrow
But you didn't notice it because
That day, the day the saucers came, by some coincidence,
Was the day that the graves gave up their dead
And the zombies pushed up through soft earth
or erupted, shambling and dull-eyed, unstoppable,
Came towards us, the living, and we screamed and ran,
But you did not notice this because
Read the rest of the story, which is currently being designed by Ben Templesmith, Brandon Graham, and John Cassaday.
We'll be scoring all the designs at the end of the three week submission period.
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Your work printed on Comics-On Tees Vol. 6 alongside artists Ben Templesmith, Brandon Graham, and John Cassaday
$250 Threadless gift certificate
Signed and numbered Paul Pope Screened Print
Print Featuring The Day the Saucers Came script, signed and sketched by author Neil Gaiman
4 CHEW comics signed by John Layman
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