The Darkness II Contest by Moonbeam13 on DeviantArt

The Darkness II Contest by Moonbeam13 on DeviantArt

Attention all artists, this one’s for you! You could win a chance for a story you illustrated to appear in the 100th issue of The Darkness from Top Cow Productions. So if you’re dream is to break-in with a major publisher, now’s your chance. Keep reading. Or just head here for the entire breakdown of the contest. Act fast because the contest is almost over!!!

In the new game, “The Darkness II” by 2k Games, it’s been two years since Jackie Estacado took his revenge on those who killed his girlfriend and became the Don of a New York crime family. A strange and terrible power called The Darkness has remained locked tightly inside him, but now it’s ready to come out once again.

Let your own inner demons out to play and join Jackie in his brutal internal battle against The Darkness by drawing a
three-panel comic using the script created by Top Cow writers.

Become a pro by winning and have your three-panel comic published in the 100th issue of The Darkness comic.

Read Official Rules »

Deadline is JANUARY 1st! So get to drawing!!!


1. Learn about The Darkness property so you can reference the look, style & feel of the existing comic book series.

View Comic »

Download the Storyboard »

2. You must use the supplied storyboard for the 3 panels you are being asked to produce.

Use Storyboard »

3. Download the template for the 3-panel comic page.

Download Template »

4. Once you’re done, submit the completed template as a .JPG or .PNG file!

Submit Artwork »

The remaining 22 semi-finalists will receive 800 DeviantArt Points and a one-month premium membership.

  • The Darkness II video game
  • Signed 100th Issue of
    The Darkness Comic
  • $1,000.00 Cash Prize (USD)
  • 10,000 dA Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • 1-year Premium membership
  • $750.00 Cash Prize (USD)
  • 5,000 dA Points
  • deviantWEAR Tee of their choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership
  • $500.00 Cash Prize (USD)
  • 2,500 dA Points
  • deviantWEAR Tee of their choice*
  • 3-Month Premium Membership

* Based on availability



Entry must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on January 1, 2012 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART.

  • Entrant must be at least 18 years old;
  • Entries must be in traditional or digital art mediums only;
  • Entries must use the comic storyboard to illustrate within the provided Template;
  • Entries must be submitted in the following dimension – full-bleed size of 6.875 inches x 10.437 inches (with a safe zone of 6.625 inches x 10.187 inches and live area of 6.125 inches x 9.687 inches);
  • Entries may use the comic book example as a direct reference for how to present the characters and their environment;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as any signatures or symbols representing the artist);
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free; and
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, please read the Official Rules carefully.



25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff.

From the Semi-Finalists, the final three winners will be selected by Marc Silvestri, the CEO and Founder of Top Cow Productions, Inc.!

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Suitable for The Darkness Comic
  • Success in Presenting the Storyboard
  • Overall Impact of the Work
  • Technical Skill





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