Newswire: Mark Millar will pay writers and artists to create his next comic/movie pitch

Kick-Ass and Wanted writer Mark Millar is one of the most successful people working in the comics industry today, so, naturally, we tend to poke fun at him here at The A.V. Club. (In our defense, “Mark Millar is making something into a movie…again!” is really easy to make jokes about.) Now, though, Millar is actually doing something positive for young creators and comics in general, so we don’t really feel the need to make fun of him this time—aside from the jokes we’ve already made.

Anyway, this comes from The New York Times‘ Arts Beat, which reports that Millar has launched a new program on his official website that will allow aspiring comic book writers and artists to submit samples of their work. He will then choose six writers and six artists, pair them up, and have them create small works featuring characters from …

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