I'm a published manga-ka (my creation, Grounded Angel, appears twice weekly at www.komikwerks.com and has a 2006 publishing deal in the works) and I'm looking to blow Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga competition wide open! Details of the contest are here: http://www.tokyopop.com/news/mangatalent/index.php I've got a terrific concept for a shonen manga revolving around poker and gambling. If you can draw card-slinging maniacs with lots of action and drama, then don't hesitate! Send your links or attachments of sequential art samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. It helps if you can ink and manga-shade, as well. You'd be asked to produce some character sketches and approximately 15 pages of art, based on either a plot or full script (your choice). This is for the competition; therefore I can't pay you. However, if we place in the contest, you'll get 50% of the prize money. A similar deal will be worked out if we get a subsequent publishing deal. Thanks.