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Unread 10-15-2003, 09:21 AM   #1
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TOKYOPOP: Rising Stars Winners Announced!!!

Just copied an email I got. ^_~

It's official. The results are in. And the creators of 10 incredible
contest entries are about to become published manga-ka! While the rest of
the world awaits our Wednesday morning press release, we're giving our
email blast members a special sneak-peak at the winners ...

We are pleased to announce our newest RISING STARS OF MANGA!:


Lindsay Cibos (21), Altamonte Springs, FL
"Peach Fuzz"


Nicholas Liaw (19), Cleveland, OH


Shane Konecny (27) & Nate Scott (24), Orting, WA

Shaun Healey (21), Medford, NJ
"The Calling Grounds"

Tania del Rio (23), Elmsford, NY

Andrew Wong (22), El Cerrito, CA
"Fowl Play"

Wes Abbott (33), Santa Monica, CA
"Dogby Walks Alone"

M. Alice LeGrow (22), Willington, CT

Ms,Shatia Hamilton (19), Minneapolis, MN

Bettina Kurkoski (30), Plymouth, MA & Alicia R. Hotovec (18), Golden,
"Axis Lumen"

To learn more about this talented group, check out:

And, one more little item to pique your interest before we sign off ...
our 3rd Rising Stars of Manga competition kicks off on January 1st, so
keep it logged onto www.TOKYOPOP.com for all of the latest details.

Congratulations to all the winners - heartfelt thanks to all who
submitted - The MANGA REVOLUTION is ON!

Anybody on that list here? Love to congratulate them! ^_^
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Unread 10-15-2003, 08:19 PM   #2
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Yeah man, i'm no here...I wrote Nikolai. I'm so stoked I won, too bad all the prize money goes on my credit card debt LOL* :P Ah well.
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Unread 10-15-2003, 09:39 PM   #3
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That's so great. I loved the first.. and now the second is coming out soon. Yea!
Gotta' love the age range of winners in this competition. Rawr. This time through... no procrastinating! What am I doing posting?! I should be drawing! *keels over*
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Unread 10-17-2003, 12:39 AM   #4
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Wow! Congrats Marty ^_^ I saw a few page samples in an other thread and I must say you have every right to that prize ^_^ Lovely style!
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Unread 10-23-2003, 03:29 PM   #5
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I'm gonna try to enter the 3rd contest, I didn't make the 2nd cuz I was such a perfectioninst and cuz my ideas couldn't be contained in 20 pages >_< Well looking on the bright side, I came up with 5 awesome stories for future use and a truckload of characters... but for now my journey for the perfect 20-page story continues! ^_^
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