make up a story

You can come with any story about end of any world. Our world, different planet, dinosaurs on Mars? It’s up to you.

Draw the comic

Create your own comic story about end of the world. Make it on 2-12 pages. Please follow these rules.

Win the contest

Send us your apocalyptic graphical story until January 31st, 2021.

  • The year 2020 resembles some of the best apocalyptic novels out there. However we believe that the reality will never win over a good fiction. Now it is your chance to prove this statement. Make an “end of the world” story of your own and get it published in a Royal Dirties anthology. Whether your story is about planets-eating armadillos, world turning into a painting, extinction of flowers or end of a personal world, it is up to you.
  • This competition is for comics and graphical novels authors. Only finished (drawn) works are accepted. Whether it’s coloured or B/W depends entirely on you.
  • There are multiple winners, your odds are really high. In the end the jury will choose a set of stories that will be published as a printed comic book. Every winner will be paid €100 for their published story.

Do you Want some inspiration?

Whether you want to make some of the best stories out there into a graphical story or just get an inspiration, look at the list we’ve made for you.

A killing virus turning people into 🧟 killing machines?

There are multiple takes on zombie apocalypse in literature, movies and games. Few of the best artworks we can name are World War Z, The Walking Dead, Cell, Left for death or a comedy Shawn of the death.

mysterious 👾 monstrosity from below / past / space / parallel worlds

The father of the genre is Howard Phillips Lovecraft with complete pantheon of elder Gods seeking for world destruction. However even the younger concepts of Godzilla, King Kong, Pacific Rim aren’t less scary either.

Artificial 💽 intelligence will just get more intelligent

It’s not only about Matrix, Terminator or TRON. Any inteligence that is greater then ours can go wrong. A bit funnier approach to this prospect was proposed by a genius writer Douglas Adams in his Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy.

Big red ⚛ button and everything is gone

If you think that atomic age is over, try to look up the count of countries possessing weapons of mass destruction. In literature from the cold war there is loads of good reading about that. The more recent approach can be observed in the Fallout series.

total Collapse of the 💔 inner worlds

Yes, this is a bit different animal. But who are we to judge the impact of the personal apocalypse. Even the stories of the total eclipse of the hearts, minds or whatsoever will be accepted.

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