Tuesday, February 28, 2012

History Comix! Call For Submissions!

Capital Comics Collective is currently accepting submissions for its 2012 anthology, 'History Comix'. Our first anthology, produced in 2011, was a general showcase for our newly formed comic creators group. This anthology will have a theme of local history, and creators are encouraged to choose a local historical subject as a subject for a short comic. This collection will also be printed locally, here in Troy, NY.

- If you're unfamiliar with our group and what we do, here is a short feature written by Emily Rippe here at All Over Albany.
- You can also follow us on twitter @CapitalComix for the latest updates.

Submissions are not only open to members of the Collective, but for any creators in the US with a connection to the region, or an enthusiasm for the area in general.

'Capital Comics Collective Presents: Local History Comix' Submission Guidelines 

Submissions must be sent to idrawcomics@gmx.com by September 1st, 2012.

Please send a small web-sized version of your submission, and upon acceptance, you'll be prompted to send a larger print appropriate file.

- Submission should be 2 to 10 pages in length.

- Black and white or greyscale,

- File should be in TIFF format, at least 300 DPI 

- Page size is 5.5"x8.5" - please allow 1/2" white border around your artwork. No bleeds.

Again, the theme is the local history of our area in upstate New York. There are plenty of resources online to aid creators in their search for an intriging subject, and this area is not without its interesting history. There are of course, several historical societies in the general vicinity of the area that may be very helpful. If you are still stuck without a subject you like, please contact us and we can put you in contact with a local history expert to guide you.

Can I illustrate an old family anecdote, or does the subject matter need to come from a history book or archive? 

- The primary purpose of the book is to create interesting historical nonfiction comics with a local theme, as well as promoting comics in general locally. Basically anything you deem interesting, notable, scandalous, memorable, or otherwise would be perfect. As long as you're illustrating a true event in the past that also happened in this area, I'd say you're good. That being said, the older the subject or event, the better.

Can I just draw a picture of something from our local history? Like a pinup?

No, we're only seeking short comics. Members of Capital Comics Collective will be providing the cover and back cover art.

Artist or Writers whose works are selected for the anthology will not be receiving complimentary copies, but will receive a discount when purchasing their own copies. This is a not-for-profit local venture, and any profit whatsoever will be put towards a second print run of the anthology. Contributors who purchase their own copies are free to sell them at the list price and keep 100% of the profits.

Contributors will retain all rights to their work. There will be a short agreement sent via email by the editors to all those who are accepted for publication.

Thank you for your interest, and please pass this along.