The Beat, the story "The Time of Reflection," has won the 2012 MCM Expo Award For New Visionaries! (You may have heard this referred to as "The Huntsman's Challenge" or the "Eagle Awards New Talent Competition" as well.)
Writer Alex Wilson (a Comics Experience alum and Creators Workshop member) and artist Silvio dB had their story selected as one of two finalists by judges Steve White, Tony Lee, and Mark Buckingham, and then were selected as the overall winner via a vote.
The Time of Reflection (full story)
The winning story was included in the MCM London Comic Con show program, printed in conjunction with Snow White And The Huntsman from Universal Pictures.
The competition required a dark fantasy story (complete with five pages of color art!) with only a month from announcement to deadline. Two other Creators Workshop members, Paul Allor and Amy Chu, also were named to the judges' shortlist!
Alex Wilson writes fiction and comics in Carrboro, NC. His work has appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, LCRW, Weird Tales, The Florida Review, Futurismic, ChiZine, Pif, and Dragon. Locus Magazine has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say.
Currently, Alex is shopping both a humor novelette and a full color crime graphic novel to publishers and agents. He runs the audiobook project/podcast Telltale Weekly and publishes the minicomic/zine Inconsequential Art. He is a Clarion grad, WotF finalist (prose), and, now, also the writer of an Eagle Award winning comic!
Congratulations to Alex and Silvio!
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