AIC Comics Celebrates 'Inktober' with Contest

Local Shenzhen comic book creator, AIC Comics, is celebrating the month of 'Inktober' by giving away more than $300 in prize money to three lucky artists. Inktober has become a tradition within the comic book industry, during which artists attempt to draw a piece for every day of the month. This year, AIC Comics is offering artists a chance of winning one of three prizes for drawing their characters, with a grand prize of $200 and a feature in their annual illustrated special on the line.

After about a year and a half into their venture into the comic book industry, AIC Comics has seen a steady increase in not only their readers, but also the number of artists from around the world who have come to work on their projects. Since debuting their first book, Shexie Meiren last year, AIC Comics now has six different series in the works, each with it's own artist.

Their latest series, Um Khuzi - debuting a character who is dubbed the Demon Hunter - which takes place partially in north Africa, is drawn by artist Mukah Ispahani from Cameroon. While AIC Comics' stories generally center around the experiences of creator Michael Kelley as an expat living in China, they take a world view when it comes to hiring artists.

The contest will continue throughout the month of October, ending on 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time. A team will select the top four entries and post them on social media for fans to vote on. The winners will be announced on November 30. Contestants can submit their entries to AIC Comics on their website at


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13 Oct 2018

By Michael Kelley

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