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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Field in Comic Book Challenge narrows to three

Platinum Studios' Comic Book Challenge is down to three finalists, which means it's time to vote:

SAN ANTONIO and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2007 — AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Platinum Studios, Inc. have announced that three aspiring comic book creators on the cusp of winning a coveted multimedia development and publishing deal have just one more hurdle to go — an online public vote — as the last phase begins of the second annual Platinum Studios’ Comic Book Challenge, presented by AT&T and sponsored by AT&T Universal Card.

The finalists are: Jorge Vega from Brockton, Mass., for “Gunplay;” Shawn Granger from La Verne, Calif., for “Grey Shades;” and Josiah Grahn from Richmond, Ky., for “Banana Barry.”

Through midnight on Sunday, Aug. 26, fans can check out the comic creators and their concepts, view live pitch footage and cast ballots for their favorite new comic book idea on the AT&T blue room (www.attblueroom.com) to determine which of the three finalists will walk away the winner.

This is the finalists’ last obstacle in their bid to break into the comic book industry by winning the contest. The challenge has included an open call for submissions, from which 50 entrants were selected to advance; a pitch to industry experts, who narrowed the field from 50 entrants to 10; and an initial online public vote that whittled the field from 10 entrants to three.


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