SCRIPT2COMIC 2020 WINNERS

Our first year was an incredible success. We expanded our prize pool to 5 prizes and had a tie for 3rd place, so will be making six scripts come to life as comics in the near future. 

 

CGC® the place to go for grading comic books was our partner in designing and presenting the amazing award slabs that each of our winners will be receiving. The books inside the slab were printed by Comic Impressions with a cover design by Nicholas Ely. 

 

Thank you to all of our entrants — and to all of our judges and sponsors. We could not have done this without you all.  We are proud to introduce everyone to the 2020 Script2Comic Contest Prize Winners: 

GRAND PRIZE

THE VAMPIRE'S BABYSITTER

by Heather Hale

A 134-year-old vampire, with the body of an 11-year-old girl forms an unlikely friendship with the awkward teenager she hires to be her babysitter.

Heather Hale was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, so she has the work ethic of a steel mill worker, and her body is composed of 79% pierogi. In her adult life, she has miraculously kept herself alive in New York City and Los Angeles by working as a content writer at Nickelodeon, IFC, FX, and most recently, NBC. Working closely with shows like Baskets, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, she has created award-winning content in everything from on-air promos to San Diego Comic-con activations. Most nights you can find her in her West Hollywood apartment, whiskey in hand, watching TV with her terrible cat.

1ST PRIZE

CHARM CITY

by Josh Eiserike

A serial killer stalks the streets of modern-day Baltimore -but what the police don't know is all of the victims are witches, part of an underground secret society living among us for centuries. 

Josh is a writer/cartoonist living in LA who most recently staffed on LEGACIES (CW) and previously sold a television pilot to Pop TV. Additional writing credits include WARIGAMI (CW Seed), G.I. JOE: RENEGADES (The HUB) and MAD Magazine. Coming from the indie comics world, Josh’s first comic book CLASS OF ‘99 won an Ignatz award (the Independent Spirit Award of comics) and his subsequent graphic novel ANYONE BUT VIRGINIA was distributed by Alterna Comics. Originally from Maryland, Josh previously worked as a newspaper reporter in the Washington, D.C. area, where he covered everything from Congress to the Warped Tour. Always writing, Josh is also currently working on his new graphic novel. 

2ND PRIZE

THE WEST MOON CHRONICLES

by Frank J. Kim

Shortly after moving to a small town in the pine forests of east Texas, a Korean immigrant and his grandson must deal with a supernatural threat that emerges from the haunted woods near their home. 

I was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1978. My parents, immigrants from Korea, moved to Houston, TX when I was but a year old. These days I call Austin my home. My experiences as a Korean-American boy raised in mostly white communities deeply influence me as a writer and a filmmaker. I'm perhaps a bit too obsessed with stories of people who live in strange places during unsettled times, people who have to overcome physical and mental hardship, and stories about what it means to live a life where inspiration and fulfillment are hard-won prizes in places that actively test one's capacity to achieve them. I also think martial arts action is pretty freakin' dope.

3RD PRIZE (TIE)

HEX

by Joey Capuana

While investigating his ex-lover’s disappearance amidst a string of murders in Savannah's gay community, a broken-hearted drag queen taps into the magic of his coven of queer witches only to uncover a powerful evil lurking closer than he ever imagined.

Joey Capuana is an award-winning screenwriter and a WGAE “MADE IN NY” TV Writing Fellow. After studying film at Northwestern University, Joey served as Writers’ PA on Netflix’s NARCOS and F IS FOR FAMILY and has since developed pilots and features under the mentorship of showrunner Soo Hugh (PACHINKO). Joey specializes in dark comedies and genre mysteries that mix raunch and shock with sincerity and heart, while exploring queer and provocative takes on identity and desire.

3RD PRIZE (TIE)

VECTORS

by Grant Fraggalosch & Timothy Bacon

A NASA capsule crashes back to Earth after having been presumed lost in space over 40 years ago. But its return raises more questions than answers when it’s revealed that its crew of three is not only alive, but haven’t aged since their launch.

An avid content creator who has produced work in virtually every medium, Grant began his career as an ad agency writer/creative director before creating a docudrama series produced by CTV and MTV Canada. He went on to develop a number of factual/reality series, and has served as showrunner on series that have aired on Canada’s three major networks, numerous specialty channels and Netflix. He has written scripts that have been finalists in major screenwriting competitions, and recently story edited two pilot scripts for showrunners that subsequently received series orders.

3RD PRIZE (TIE)

VECTORS

by Grant Fraggalosch & Timothy Bacon

A NASA capsule crashes back to Earth after having been presumed lost in space over 40 years ago. But its return raises more questions than answers when it’s revealed that its crew of three is not only alive, but haven’t aged since their launch.

Tim has worked in broadcast media, interactive media, advertising and branded entertainment as a writer and creative director. He has had screenplays and pilot scripts optioned and has been hired by numerous production companies for rewrite, development and commissioned work. For years, Tim served as lead writer at Fuel Industries, an advanced interactive agency and one of the largest “advergame” developers in North America. His clients included HBO, Discovery Channel, Starz, Nickelodeon, SyFy Channel, Fox Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Alliance Atlantis, Lions Gate, Microsoft, PlayStation, Marvel, and many more major brands. An avid comic reader, Tim recently achieved a lifelong dream of having his work featured in the legendary Heavy Metal magazine.

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

SANTA CLAUS, INCORPORATED

by Arun Narayanan

Idealistic office assistant elf Lucy Goodshoe tries to bring the Christmas spirit back to the now jaded and corporate world of the North Pole.

Arun Narayanan is the creator and star of the award-winning digital series ARUN CONSIDERS, the writer of the 2018 TV movie TIME CAPSULE, and a producer and video editor who has worked on independent feature films, music videos, corporate videos, short films and branded content for companies like Disney and Sephora. But he’s probably best known, at least to his friends from high school in Connecticut, for that one time he was on NEW GIRL. Arun began pursuing a career in screenwriting after receiving an MFA in Film & TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2014. He was selected for the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP)'s Emerging Storytellers program in 2015. He currently works in Metadata Research & Development for Netflix in Los Angeles and is represented by Joel Millner at the Larchmont Literary Agency.

FINALISTS 2020

Title
Writer
John Black Raven
Ali Imran Zaidi
THE MOOR
Andrew Matthew-Goth
The Anklebiter
Andy Jones
Santa Claus Incorporated
Arun Narayanan
Bitten
Brett Hauze
The Assimilation
Chris Wiltz
KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY
Cinqué Lee
OUTSIDERS
Dan Benamor
The Coyote Codex
Don Hauka
Lumbee Jones
Efrain Colon
The West Moon Chronicle - Ep1: The Green & The White
Frank Kim
The Halloween Club
Gerardo Maravilla
KEVIN'S OTHER KEVINS
Gordie Hvolka
Vectors
Grant Fraggalosch
The Vampire's Babysitter
Heather Hale
HEX
Joey Capuana
Superseded
John Dorney
Charm City
Josh Eiserike
PSYCHOS
Joshua Sackheim
VILLAINS INK
Karen Bryson
DOG OF WAR
Katterina Powers
The Uncanny Uncle Andy
Kyle More
This Is How It Ends
Melia Gabriel
WHITE OUT
Michael Lanahan & Ted Collins
Novus Arcanum
Michael Maxwell
Five Freaks in a Van
Patrick Guera & Thomas Cunningham
Jane Not So Fantastic
Paul Amerigo Catalanotto
Apples
Rodolfo Salas
ALADDIN AND THE FOURTH WISH
Shawn deLoache
Blue Veil
Shireen Alihaji
Henry Tibel's Fork
Tal Klein
Strings - Changing Time
TavieAnna Bee
Wonderland
Ted Wilkes
The Cabinet of Curios & Cryptids
Tory Smith
SUPER-CRAZY MOM
Vanessa Every-Burns

SEMI-FINALISTS 2020

Title
Writer
Dynaforce Down
Aaron Pinchback
Once Upon A Time in Little India
Aaron Powers
Spruce Up the Holidays
Adam McDaniel
Qualified Koala
Adam Rapp
SLAYER
Alain Loubeau
Disaloud
Alessio Franko
The Engineer of Terracotta
Alexie Basil
John Black Raven
Ali Imran Zaidi
Ashes
Alicia Ocana
THE MOOR
Andrew Matthew-Goth
The Anklebiter
Andy Jones
Pride City's Finest
Anthony Rivera Jr.
Santa Claus Incorporated
Arun Narayanan
Adonis
Ben Tedesco
Oxygéne
Bernhard Pucher
The Henchman
Brent Jordan
Bitten
Brett Hauze
The Assimilation
Chris Wiltz
KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY
Cinqué Lee
The Dark Nowhere
Clay Fusco
OUTSIDERS
Dan Benamor
Simulation Theory
Danny Baram
The Adventures of Darryl Springbornne
David Maddox
The Coyote Codex
Don Hauka
Fangs
Dustin Schmidt
Lumbee Jones
Efrain Colon
PRIME CARGO
Francisco Lorite
The West Moon Chronicle - Ep1: The Green & The White
Frank Kim
The Halloween Club
Gerardo Maravilla
KEVIN'S OTHER KEVINS
Gordon Hvolka
Vectors
Grant Fraggalosch
Retreat
Grant Fraggalosch
The Fall of Usher
Gregory Cohen
Killing Santa
Heath Houseman
The Vampire's Babysitter
Heather Hale
SHE'S A DICK
JJ Wienkers-Alvendia
SUMO
James Russell
Floyd the Ninja
Jason Skorski
The Conscription
Jennifer Milne
Fallen
Jessica Chipley
The Book of Crowns
Joan Cato
HEX
Joey Capuana
Superseded
John Dorney
Crimelords
John Mahony
The Path
Jon Smith
Sleepwalker
Jormond Thompson
Charm City
Josh Eiserike
PSYCHOS
Joshua Sackheim
Werewolves From Outer Space
Justin Nosler
VILLAINS INK
Karen Bryson
Alanna Grimm
Kari Mote
DOG OF WAR
Katterina Powers
The Uncanny Uncle Andy
Kyle More
The Lamp
Mark Laing
THE TIGRESS WHO CAME TO TOWN
Martin Keady
This Is How It Ends
Melia Gabriel
OPERATION PAPERCLIP
Michael Arnold
WHITE OUT
Michael Lanahan
Novus Arcanum
Michael Maxwell
LIGHT
Michael Schilf
The Necromancer's Guide to Success
Nathan D. Ludwig
Apocalypse Pizza
Nathan Patton
Blue Xmas
Nick Growall
CRAWL AWAY TO DIE
Nick Pollack
Ade Meets: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Oluwaseun Olowo-Ake
Five Freaks in a Van
Patrick Guera
Jane Not So Fantastic
Paul Amerigo Catalanotto
Beyond The Rift
Peter Rivera
Reclamation
Peter Rívera
Sky Squadron
Robert Drusetta
Apples
Rodolfo Salas
Johnny Was A Gangster
Scott A. López & Jesus F. Jauregui
Crimson
Shaun Gold
Night Lights vs. Dust Bunnies
Shaun Radecki
ALADDIN AND THE FOURTH WISH
Shawn deLoache
Blue Veil
Shireen Alihaji
Riparian
Spenser Querry
Confirmed Bachelor
Steven Greenwood
Inversion
Suzy Stein
Henry Tibel's Fork
Tal Klein
Strings - Changing Time
TavieAnna Bee
Wonderland
Ted Wilkes
Shattered Skies
Tom Levesque
The Cabinet of Curios & Cryptids
Tory Smith
PLASTIC
Tracy Grant
SUPER-CRAZY MOM
Vanessa Every-Burns
Freakquency
Zachary Grashin & Jonathan Dittman
THIS FIRE IS OUT OF CONTROL
Zachary Wanerman
The Legends Within
Zayda Exeliz

QUARTER-FINALISTS 2020

Title
Writer
THE MOOR
ANDREW MATTHEW-GOTH
Project Genesis
Aaron Strongoni
PEACHES - "Shook"
Aaron Gray
Dynaforce Down
Aaron Pinchback
Once Upon A Time in Little India
Aaron Powers
Spruce Up the Holidays
Adam McDaniel
In the Footsteps of Thaddeus Thackeray
Adam McDaniel
Qualified Koala
Adam Rapp
Puglisi
Adam Skrine
SLAYER
Alain Loubeau
JUDGEMENT HOUSE
Alan R. Baxter
Metastasis
Alessandro Guarino
Disaloud
Alessio Franko
The Engineer of Terracotta
Alexie Basil
John Black Raven
Ali Imran Zaidi
Ashes
Alicia Ocana
NOT ANOTHER MODEL SHOW
Anazia Leona
I Am Sapphire
Andrew Gladman
The Anklebiter
Andy Jones
Black West
Anissa Morgan
Pride City's Finest
Anthony Rivera Jr.
Sirens Vendetta
Antoine Mizel
Santa Claus Incorporated
Arun Narayanan
Nu Tarantia
B. Jack Azadi
Claus
Barry Ambrose
Class Warfare
Barry Ambrose
Adonis
Ben Tedesco
Oxygéne
Bernhard Pucher
Might and Magic
Branden Scruggs
The Henchman
Brent Jordan
Bitten
Brett Hauze
DARK HORIZONS
CARLO and ERIN CARERE
Enter Entropy ("Welcome to Slade Enterprises")
Candice Michelle Goodwin
CLAUS ENCOUNTER
Carla Kanthak
WERE
Carter Friend
Found
Chad Briggs
Demonic
Chris Drzewiecki
The Devil You Know
Chris Weber
The Assimilation
Chris Wiltz
KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY
Cinqué Lee
The Dark Nowhere
Clay Fusco
The Timbermen
Colin Dalvit
Supermodels!
Colin Francis Costello
The Realm
DC Raymond
OUTSIDERS
Dan Benamor
I-95
Dan Taft
Toxic
Daniel Turkewitz
Halloween Team
Danny Baram
Simulation Theory
Danny Baram
Kindred Spirits
David Allen
THE REDFERN CHRONICLES
David Dalessandro
The Adventures of Darryl Springbornne
David Maddox
Greetings from the Vortex
David Maddox
Savage
David Schlow
Hybrids
David Thorpe
The Coyote Codex
Don Hauka
FIRST LIGHT
Douglas Stark
Fangs
Dustin Schmidt
ORGANELLE
Edward James Anderson
Lumbee Jones
Efrain Colon
Good Die Young
Emily Ritcheson
A Hitman's Tale
Erik Rivera
Then and There, Here and Where ( Orabella the Oracle)
Esabella Anna Karena Strickland
THE LOST COLONY
Eugene Rhee
PRIME CARGO
Francisco Lorite
The West Moon Chronicle - Ep1: The Green & The White
Frank Kim
John The Angel Slayer
GW Freund
Danger Inc.
George Agayoff
The Halloween Club
Gerardo Maravilla
KEVIN'S OTHER KEVINS
Gordon Hvolka
Vectors
Grant Fraggalosch
Retreat
Grant Fraggalosch
The Fall of Usher
Gregory Cohen
Killing Santa
Heath Houseman
DNA
Heather Farlinger
The Vampire's Babysitter
Heather Hale
Scarlet Seas
JC Young
SHE'S A DICK
JJ Wienkers-Alvendia
Castle Itter
James Allen
SUMO
James Russell
THE GREAT SCOTT FAMILY REUNION
Janet Hetherington
Floyd the Ninja
Jason Skorski
Not Even Past
Jeffrey Howe
The Conscription
Jennifer Milne
Fallen
Jessica Chipley
The Book of Crowns
Joan Cato
Civil Warlords
Joe Kourieh
HEX
Joey Capuana
4/18
John Chipman
Booze Hounds
John Cicco
Superseded
John Dorney
Crimelords
John Mahony
The Path
Jon Smith
Badges & Bloodcraft
Jordan Petersen
Sleepwalker
Jormond Thompson
I Am Survival
Joseph Cataline
At the Corner of Hitler and Goering
Joseph Kovler
Zeroes
Josh Covitt
Charm City
Josh Eiserike
A P A R T
Josh Lee
PSYCHOS
Joshua Sackheim
Werewolves From Outer Space
Justin Nosler
Valley Rats
Kalley Hoshaw
VILLAINS INK
Karen Bryson
Alanna Grimm
Kari Mote
Free Spirits
Katharine Densmore
DOG OF WAR
Katterina Powers
Fate and Other Holes in the Fabric of the Universe
Kemmer Cope
Leapfrog
Kevin Thomas
K-Pop Dragon Slayers
Kevin Yee
Cadence's
Kimmy O'Connell
The Uncanny Uncle Andy
Kyle MORE
Harvest
Lauren Rouse
Treasure Road
Lauri Donahue
SOLAMAT
Liam Allen-McGoran
The Wizard's Unpaid Intern
Lindsay Gilman
THE LION'S STORY
Lynn Esta Goldman
EAST OF EARTH
Lynn Esta Goldman
Remember, Jax
Malcolm Carter
The Lamp
Mark Laing
THE TIGRESS WHO CAME TO TOWN
Martin Keady
Motel Kalifornia
Matt O'Connor
Beast of Virginia
Matthew Corley
This Is How It Ends
Melia Gabriel
OPERATION PAPERCLIP
Michael Arnold
Mustard Man and the Ketchup Queen
Michael Dunn
Caligula: Dark Lord of Magic
Michael Karr
WHITE OUT
Michael Lanahan
Novus Arcanum
Michael Maxwell
Here Lie Harry Houdini
Michael Pollock
LIGHT: 1-Hour Pilot Script
Michael Schilf
Dead on Our Feet
Nancy Duff
The Keeper
Natasha Rodriguez
The Necromancer's Guide to Success
Nathan D. Ludwig
Dissolve
Nathan Dame
Apocalypse Pizza
Nathan Patton
Blue Xmas
Nick Growall
CRAWL AWAY TO DIE
Nick Pollack
The Fearheartz
Nolan Morgenstern
Ade Meets: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Oluwaseun Olowo-Ake
American Legends
Oscar Sifuentes
MAX THE AX
Patricia Meyer
Five Freaks in a Van
Patrick Guera & Thomas Cunningham
Grave Crimes
Patrick Hackeling
Jane Not So Fantastic
Paul Amerigo Catalanotto
Nobody
Paul Catalanotto
Edie
Paul Catalanotto
Return To Me
Peter Buhl
Beyond The Rift
Peter Rivera
Reclamation
Peter Rívera
The Stricken
Rob Pilkington
Blood of the Manor
Robert Drusetta
Sky Squadron
Robert Drusetta
This Land is Your Land
Robert Rossetti
Apples
Rodolfo Salas
Nightstar: Pilot: Star light
Ronnie Thibodeaux
Mandibles
Rudy Gray
Time Janitors
Ryan Manns
Joyless
Ryan Manns
Aetria's Tale
Ryan Manns
Johnny Was A Gangster
Scott A. López & Jesus F. Jauregui
Crimson
Shaun Gold
Big Shirt
Shaun Radecki
Night Lights vs. Dust Bunnies
Shaun Radecki
Greg the Puddle
Shaun Radecki
ALADDIN AND THE FOURTH WISH
Shawn deLoache
SUMMER SCHOOL
Sheila Barnes
Blue Veil
Shireen Alihaji
Riparian
Spenser Querry
Super P.I.
Stephen Hoover
Confirmed Bachelor
Steven Greenwood
Inversion
Suzy Stein
Henry Tibel's Fork
Tal Klein
Strings - Changing Time
TavieAnna Bee
Wonderland
Ted Wilkes
Zeroes
Tedjo Imardjoko
SHAOLIN WOLF-MAN
Tom Freyer
Shattered Skies
Tom Levesque
The Cabinet of Curios & Cryptids
Tory Smith
PLASTIC
Tracy Grant
Those Lead to Slaughter
Travis Williams
Mission Appleseed - pilot
Trent Miller
The Sea Bass
Tristram Lowe
SUPER-CRAZY MOM
Vanessa Every-Burns
Freakquency
Zachary Grashin & Jonathan Dittman
THIS FIRE IS OUT OF CONTROL
Zachary Wanerman
The Legends Within
Zayda Exeliz