Dorkly is a sister site of College Humor that offers a lot of comics and gaming-related humor, but in a positive, not mean spirited, way. They’re ramping up a lot of their offerings including launching a a series of events based around nerd-centric gatherings.

One of the first is the Dorkly Fan Art Expo , where fan art will be displayed at C2E2 April 25-27. The exhibit will be located in the C2E2 Fan Village, and promoted on their site. And there will be other events including:

The Dorkly Fan Art Expo will also feature several daily live illustration sessions–“Morning Drawfee Live” and “Afternoon Drawfee Break Live”–from Dorkly artists, an interactive Fan Art Trivia Challenge for C2E2 attendees, a panel conversation on the evolution and impact of fan art, and a screening of curated fan films, including the premiere of a new Dorkly Original video. Throughout the weekend, Dorkly editors will create C2E2 photo galleries and original editorial content including video interviews with fans, artists, celebrities and more.

The art for the show is being judged by a bunch of top level industry folks…and The Beat! Seriously how do I get to be included in these groups of great people?

Michel Balasis (artist; owner, Pop Chicago Gallery)
Andrew Bridgman (Editor-in-Chief, Dorkly)
Cliff Chiang (artist & comic book illustrator)
Mike Drucker (writer, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; comedian)
Heidi MacDonald (Editor-In-Chief, The Beat)
Ozge Samanci (graphic novelist; Assistant Professor at Radio TV Film Department, Northwestern University, focusing on interactive art and comics)
Sam Spratt (illustrator & painter)
David Steinberger (Founder & CEO, comiXology)
Noelle Stevenson (comic artist & illustrator; creator & author, NIMONA)
Caldwell Tanner (Head Illustrator, CollegeHumor)

Once accepted, the art will be displayed and promoted by Dorkly, but artists retain all the rights to it.

The deadline has been extended to Monday, April 7th at 9 am EDT, so you have over the weekend to submit your fan art – details here.

So fire up those pencils and get going — I look forward to seeing what arrives!


  1. I am honestly asking this question… How does an artist benefit from this contest? There is no “prize” and then company can use your art at any time on anything. What am I missing here?

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