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Valiant Virtual Portfolio Review Program Returns for Artists

Valiant Virtual Portfolio Reviews

Round Three of the Virtual Portfolio Review program is on the way from Valiant Entertainment!

The publisher will host another edition of the program to assist aspiring comic book artists and find new creators for future projects. For the upcoming round of the program, the award-winning publisher’s Senior Editors (Lysa Hawkins, Heather Antos, David Wohl) will be offering virtual one-on-one portfolio reviews for aspiring interior artistscover artistscolorists, and letterers. 30 people in total will be selected to have their work reviewed.

Please read the below information very carefully for submission details and deadlines.

Dates of Digital Portfolio Reviews
  • Tuesday, November 10th from 12pm-2pm EST
  • Wednesday, November 11th from 12pm-2pm EST
  • Thursday, November 12th from 12pm-2pm EST
How to Submit
  • Email your submission to PortfolioReview@valiantentertainment.com
  • Subject line: Name, Discipline, Available Date
  • Subject line example: Ray Garrison, Cover Artist, November 10th, 11th, & 12th
  • Please note: Submissions should be a digital PDF attachment, a single document with an information page in the back with your name, a link to your online portfolio, and contact info. The document should be no more than 20 pages.
Submission Deadline
  • Submissions open October 28th and are due by November 4th at 5pm EST
  • Those selected for the first day of sessions will be notified by Monday, November 9th no later than 10pm EST
  • Those selected for the second day of sessions will be notified by Tuesday, November 10th no later than 10pm EST
  • Those selected for the third day of sessions will be notified by Wednesday, November 11th no later than 10pm EST

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I don’t have a prepared portfolio. Can I share a link to my Website/Twitter/Instagram instead?

No, we are only accepting PDF attachments (max 25mb). PDF2GO is a free service if you donʼt own Acrobat.

2. I have more than 20 pages I want to share. Can I sneak in an extra couple?
No, this will disqualify your portfolio.

3. Can I just embed/attach single images instead of making a PDF?
No, we are only accepting PDF attachments (max 25mb, 20 pages of art). Again, you can use PDF2GO if you don’t own Acrobat. 

4. My PDF is too large to send as an attachment. Can I just send a link to my PDF portfolio?
No, we are only accepting PDF attachments (max 25mb). PDF2GO can shrink your PDF if you do not have Acrobat.

5. I’ve never been hired for professional work before, can I still submit my work?
Of course! If you’re an artist, submit any interior, cover, colors, lettering samples you’ve done on your own or for self-published books. If you’re a writer, submit any completed self-published comic you’ve worked on (no scripts will be accepted, period).

6. I missed the deadline to submit my work. Is it okay to still send it in if it’s before the selections have been made?
No, late submissions will not qualify due to the large number of submissions that need to be reviewed. Please meet the deadline, and if you cannot, keep an eye out for a future edition of the program.

7. I don’t think my work is good enough. What’s the point?

Portfolio Reviews arenʼt a competition to see whoʼs the best, but rather an opportunity to learn how to improve. Weʼre actively looking for creators who we think could benefit from one-on-one time with an Editor to take their work to the next level.


Please remember to review all of the guidelines carefully before sending your submission.Good luck and Valiant’s Senior Editors look forward to checking out your portfolios!

Watch the Valiant WonderCon Panel

Enjoy the Valiant WonderCon panel from the comfort of your home!

Valiant’s Craft of Comics panel features Bloodshot writer Tim Seeley, Shadowman writer Cullen Bunn, and artist Jon Davis-Hunt, senior editors Lysa Hawkins and Heather Antos, and digital marketing manager Emily Hecht!

The entertaining discussion covers what it’s like being a writer, artist, and editor in the industry. Plus, enjoy an in-depth look at how these creators put their own spin on iconic Valiant characters!

Valiant Promotes Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins

Valiant Entertainment has announced that Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins have been promoted to Senior Editors!

As Senior Editors, Heather and Lysa will play key roles in managing the Editorial Department, crafting the future of the Valiant Universe, overseeing relationships with comic book creators, and much more. Lysa and Heather both have extensive and acclaimed careers in the comic book industry and have been influential in the return of many fan-favorite Valiant characters while also establishing completely original properties that explore new areas of the Valiant Universe.

Lysa is currently editing the action-packed Bloodshot, the critically-acclaimed RAI, and working on multiple titles that have yet to be revealed. Heather is currently editing the hit comedy series Quantum & Woody, as well as the upcoming titles The Final Witness, X-O Manowar, Shadowman, and another fan-favorite franchise that will be announced later this year.

Lysa Hawkins (left) and Heather Antos (right)
Lysa Hawkins (left) and Heather Antos (right)

Exclusive Preview: RAI #5

We’ve got an exclusive early look at RAI #5, which ends the first arc! If you haven’t been reading the series, you’ve been missing out one of the best comics out today.

RAI and Bloodshot editor Lysa Hawkins hints as to what’s to come!

Everyone should be excited for RAI #5. It answers the question that has weighed heavily though-out the last four issues. What will become of Rai and Raijin after they succeed in their mission? And what will be revealed will make the little hairs on your arms stand straight up. Although it’s the end of the first arc, as always the story written artfully by Dan Abnett allows new readers to join in on the fun.”

RAI #5 makes its way to shops on March 11, 2020 and is written by Dan Abnett with art by Juan Jose Ryp.

Lysa Hawkins Joins Valiant as Editor

Valiant Entertainment hasannounce that veteran comics professional Lysa Hawkins has been named to the position of Editor. In her new role on the Valiant Editorial team, Hawkins will be instrumental in developing titles in the publisher’s Valiant Beyond initiative and in 2019’s slate, to be announced in the coming weeks.

Hawkins has two decades’ worth of experience in the comic book industry, first in the Marvel Comics bullpen under Virginia Romita, then later as an editor working on titles like X-Men Unlimited, X-Men Hidden Years, Generation X, Mutant X, Spider-Man Unlimited, Domino, and Witches. She moved on to DC Comics, where she worked on Batman: Gotham Knights and Teen Titans Go, and was responsible for bringing in critically acclaimed writer Gail Simone to pen the Birds of Prey series.

Hawkins’ hire marks the latest expansion to Valiant’s editorial team, which includes Executive Editor Joe Illidge, Editorial Director Robert Meyers, Editor Karl Bollers, and Assistant Editor David Menchel.