Â After the first, successful release of the Super Fantastica Comix Winter 2008 Edition, we are now taking submissions for the Spring 2008 edition! Below is all of the pertinent information.Â Theme: Fowl (or Foul)Â Comic Dimensions: Each submission must be two to eight pages, black and white, or greyscale. All pages will be printed at 5.5″ x 8.5″ including an eighth inch gutter on all sides. Therefore all art must not exceed the printable dimensions of 5.25″ x 8.25″. Make certain to include your name, title of the entry, and a web address (if applicable) on the first or last page of the entry.Biographies: Each artist will need to compose a biography of no more than 100 words. Make certain to include your name, previous works, and any applicable contact information (i.e. web addresses, MySpace accounts, etc.).How to Submit: We will take submissions both digital and physical. If you choose to send your submissions digitally please format them at 800 dpi for black and white and 300 dpi for greyscale. Please save images as JPG or PSD file formats. Attach the files, along with how you would like to be credited, to superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com. If you cannot send your submissions electronically, please contact superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com and we will determine another method of shipment. Prior to submitting to this anthology, please contact superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com with a rough estimate of your page count, so we can take into account the approximate size of the book and make a contingency for printing options.Deadline: The solid deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 12th, 2007 at 11:59 PM CST. These books will be released in April and will debut at the MCBA Microcon on Sunday, April 27th, 2007, which is a one-day event located in the Twin Cities. For more information on the MCBA Microcon, please visit the MCBA Myspace page.Availability: Along with the usual shops in the Twin Cities, these books will also be available at Quimby’s in Chicago. Additional sites will become available as the deadline approaches. If you have a shop that you are aware of that consigns or purchases mini-comic anthologies, please e-mail superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com with the appropriate contact information.Compensation: Each participant will receive one free copy of Super Fantastica Comix. If the participant would like extra copies, they can pay for them at cost. Generally speaking, cost will be half of the cover price. Cover price will be determined by the amount of contributors to the book.Exclamation point!
AINT IT COOL posted their yearly comic “oscars”. And while most “awards” didn’t venture too far out of the mainstream, one particular area should be of interest to the Cartoonist Conspiracy Community:
Our dearly missed Eric “Schmapples” Lappegard was noted in their comic creators lost in 2007. section.
So, this is a disturbing reenvisioning of the old Garfield strip. With Garfield taken out, John’s personality quirks become more troublesome. Genius?
The Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco is meeting is this coming Thursday February 28th! Bring your favorite drawing tools and come and draw with us. It’s challenging! It’s fun! AND It won’t get you arrested!
We meet on the second and last Thursday of each month at the Church St. CafÃ© from 6:30 pm to sometimes between 9 and 10 pm.
WHEN: Thursday February 28th, 2008
Here is where we are: (the green cabin is the cafÃ© and the blue markers are MUNI bus stations)
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The COMICS REPORTER is going about updating their list of “WHO’S WHO and WHERE” list:
So check it out. See if you’re listed. See if your website is accurate.
If not, email Tom at:
I recommend everyone do this.
And on a side note to my fellow Minnesotans– lets show the world that MINNEAPOLIS/St PAUL is INDEED a MECCA FOR CARTOONIST!!!
We’ll also have, hot off the photocopier, the second printing of Jams Volume 1, collecting the six jam comics made at our monthly meeting. And the CD with a PDF of 24 Hours In New Mexico, our anthology of comics produced during 24 Hour Comics Day 2007, will be free for the asking.
Wondercon 2008 beings in down town San Francisco CA tomorrow afternoon. There will be comic books, video games, artist and writers. You can check them out HERE on the official site. It’s gonna be fun.
WonderCon celebrates its 22nd year as Northern California’s most popular comics and pop culture event with a return to Moscone Center South on February 22-24, 2008. The February date solidifies WonderCon’s status as the first major convention of the year in the United States.
Cosmic’s Coffee 189 N. Snelling Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104
This month, the St. Paul conspirators left their jam comic topic up to anyone who cared to contribute one. Only five brave souls dared submit an idea to a vote to determine what the St. Paul cell will draw at this month’s meeting.
So far, “Elephants in Underpants” has captured the heart of America, and looks to ride its momentum to victory. The person with the winning idea will be awarded the original artwork from the resulting jam comic.
There’s still time to vote by following this elephantine link:
The meeting is open to all who wish to attend.
Apologies to Chinatsu Ban.