Asiascape (Leiden University) welcomes entries for its second international manga competition.
Contributions should take the form of a graphic essay; they should interrogate the theme of ‘First Contact,’ be this between humans and aliens, self and other, man and god, lovers, material and spirit. Contributors may interpret this task as creatively, expansively, or parsimoniously as they like: style, genre, and length may all be freely chosen.
Any treatment of First Contact will be considered.Preference will be given to contributions that seek to explore the impact of First Contact on the politics of knowledge.
Text may be used if desired (in any language, as appropriate – but please provide English translations), but text is not required. The purpose is to explore the expressive potential of manga.
Euro 1000 in prizes will be awarded for the best entries.
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