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The Monster Hunt is On!

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NOTE: The Monster Hunt closed on September 7, 2012!

Madefire’s Chief Creative Officer and creator of “Captain Stone is Missing….” Liam Sharp announces our very first creator hunt!


OK, here’s a chance to get a paid gig alongside some of the greatest names in the imaginative arts industry: Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Bolland, Mike Carey, and more.

Madefire is looking for a horror illustrator for a story that will go live on our 5-star rated app at Halloween. The creature in the story is a Metawhal Alpha (drawn by me, above).


How to get yourself hunted!

Please DON’T send me direct messages, including via DeviantArt. Simply submit your work to us at: Then go and check out the rest of our website and/or iPad app to get a feel for what we’re creating. The portfolio submission period won’t last for more than a few weeks, as we want to select an illustrator in time for a finished title to go live end of October.

We can’t reply to everybody, so would appreciate it if you didn’t chase us up. If you’re the lucky chosen artist WE’LL be contacting YOU. However, even if we don’t contact you this time, it doesn’t mean we don’t love your work, and you may well find yourself being contacted for other projects in the future — we have a LOT of material lining up over the coming weeks and months. So stay tuned! :-)


What we are looking for

1) Pro-quality Visionary art. Creators that push the limits and boundaries of what is possible in illustration. Madefire is all about creativity and reinvention. The more pedestrian and uninspired your art is, the less likely we’ll be interested.

2) We’re also NOT looking for a comic-book style!


So: have at it people! Show us your wares!


Very best,



  1. […] comics publisher launched last year by Liam Sharp, Ben Wolstenholme and Eugene Walden, has launched an online search for a new creator to join its ranks. Sharp […]

  2. This sounds like a killer gig. Hit me back.

    1. Britt says:

      Hi Jesse–Please send your portfolio to


  3. David Eckloff says:

    This is how the metawhal alpha should look? What is a little background on this monster? Origins, profile?

  4. Jason says:

    Are you looking for formal educated artists, or is this open to anyone who likes to create?

    1. Britt says:

      Hi Jason. Talent is talent, formally trained or not. What we care about most is finding the right person for the title. So please go ahead and submit your portfolio if you like. Thanks!

  5. Jason says:

    Well that is really cool. I actually started a new piece specifically for this on Sept 2 2012.! Thanks !

  6. Jake Johnson says:

    Sent you that portfolio. Hope ya guys got it.

    1. Britt says:

      Hi Jake–If you sent it to the email address we gave out, then we got it! Just a lot of submissions, so, unfortunately, we can’t personally reply to everyone with a “thank you”–much as we are thankful!

  7. John says:

    So you’re looking for a horror sequential artist or just a normal horror artist? What sort of things are you looking for in the portfolio?

  8. […] – For full details of what Madefire are looking for, check out this blog post […]

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