The writing competitions existed long before there appeared the online ones and usually were quite long as the work of the authors were sent via mail. The jury though consisted of the well-known and respectful writers. The winner was lucky to be accepted to the writers society and the way to the great literature became open for him. The vast amount of the present-day contests are held by the amateurs and the skills of the competitors don’t always exceed the ones of the jury. But there are still some annual competitions that provide a real free pass to the literature Olympus for the talented authors. There are many experienced writers participating n these contests as well as the gifted beginners who present their first works.
Comics are, perhaps, the most ancient art in the world. People needed to exchange information and they invented the method of telling a story through a serial row of pictures. Later they begin to add words to these pictures and thus comic art has appeared. Writing comics is not the same as writing a book. You should always remember that comic book is the result of co-working of the writer and the artist, and it will be the artist who will transfer your ideas to the readers, so your task is to provide him with precise instructions.