Look! Over here! Shiny thing!
Wanting to change the subject for obvious reasons, DC has just announced a contest to find new artistic talent for Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner’s Harley Quinn title, launching in November. All aspiring talent are being asked to draw the following four panels:
Harley is on top of a building, holding a large DETACHED cellphone tower in her hands as lightning is striking just about everywhere except her tower. She is looking at us like she cannot believe what she is doing. Beside herself. Not happy.
Harley is sitting in an alligator pond, on a little island with a suit of raw chicken on, rolling her eyes like once again, she cannot believe where she has found herself. We see the alligators ignoring her.
Harley is sitting in an open whale mouth, tickling the inside of the whale’s mouth with a feather. She is ecstatic and happy, like this is the most fun ever.
Harley sitting naked in a bathtub with toasters, blow dryers, blenders, appliances all dangling above the bathtub and she has a chord that will release them all. We are watching the moment before the inevitable death. Her expression is one of “oh well, guess that’s it for me” and she has resigned herself to the moment that is going to happen.
Naked and suicidal. Why am I not tremendously shocked here?
Second question: are they doing this because they’re afraid of too many professionals quitting?
Regardless, seems like a good opportunity if drawing women is your thing. Entry instructions can be found at DCcomics.com.