Marvel Offers Official Art Boards

Official Press Release

With the launch of its Epic Comics imprint, Marvel Comics is throwing thedoor open to thousands of aspiring new writers, giving them a chance topitch their ideas and become published comic book professionals. But newwriters also need new ARTISTS, and to support the aspiring comic bookillustrators who also want to land their first big break at Epic, Marvel andMile High Comics have teamed to make official Marvel art boards availablefor sale to the public.

Custom manufactured to feature Marvel's own in-house specifications andtemplate, the Marvel art boards come in packs of 25 and allow would-beartists to pitch their work in the established Marvel format.

"Marvel art boards are a high quality 2-ply paper that takes to pencil (andink) very well," says ULTIMATE X-MEN artist Adam Kubert.

"No matter how much fun I had drawing as a child, it never felt like a comicuntil I drew it on a board with the little Marvel logo in the top corner,"adds ULTIMATES artist Bryan Hitch. "I got goosebumps."

Each 25-board pack retails for $49.95 (including free shipping), making thema higher quality and less expensive option than generic art boards,reflecting Marvel and Mile High's efforts to support the next generation ofcomic book artists.

Go to http://www.marvel.com/epic/ and click on the MARVEL ART BOARDS linkfor more details or to place an order.

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