So you want to submit your strip? That's great. Here are some things you need to know.
Make sure your comic strip is:
All contributors will receive a copy of the anthology. You can show off your published work to your mum, your work colleagues, your online bingo mates or anyone you fancy! It's your work, and I hope you do enjoy the finished product. At the moment I am unable to offer any kind of payment for your strips
The comic is ashcan (digest or A5) in size and will be printed at 300dpi with a 3mm bleed. In other words each page needs to be 1819 x 2551 pixies, otherwise the detail will be rubbish (1748 x 2480 without the bleed).
Final artwork requirements
If you want to make money selling tshirts, mousemats, baseball caps or whatever related to your comic. Go for it.
All I want to do is print it.
You want to keep all ownership rights so you can turn it into a movie, a computer game or anything else you can think of. No problem.
All I want to do is print it.
I don't care if I'm not the first to print it and I dont want to be the last to print it.
I just want to print your strip.
You will NOT need to hire a lawyer to wade through pages of rubbish just so you can submit your comic.
You will NOT need to register on any website before being allowed to submit your strip.
You will NEVER need to pay for your story to get printed, this is NOT a competition and there is NO editorial fee o_o
There is no voting and no time wasting. I just want to print your strip and get it into as many grubby little impressionable hands as possible.
Krazybov comics consists of just one person, me. So every submission has to get approved by me. All I ask is that you put in the effort to submit professional quality work and your story will get in. I'm looking for strips of any genre and any length, be it three panels or four hundred pages. Your story must be in black and white. The comic will be distributed in London so your strip needs to be in English and read from left to right. But don't let that put you off, there are plenty of strips that have been accepted that don't use any words at all. Just look at issue one.
I only accept comics that are ready for print. This doesn't mean your story needs to have an end, cliffhangers are welcome. I just don't want writers looking for artists or vice-versa. This is not a dating agency. If you need help on your project you could try My Perfect Pitch or the forums at Penciljack. Both are very friendly and full of ultra talented peeps.
Each issue gets professionally printed in small numbers and distributed until none are left. Once that happens the whole issue is made available to read in it's entirety online and be downloadable in a variety of formats.
Send all submissions to bov [at] krazybov [dot] com at 72dpi. Every submission will get a reply from me whether approved or not. If your submission gets accepted then I will ask you to send it again at a higher resolution.
The comic has a very international flavour. Contributors have come from Europe, South America and Indonesia. I would love to see strips from every continent. So don't be shy, send it in.
If you're more of a cover artist then I'd like to hear from you too. Use the guidelines above except that your work can be in colour. Download the cover template here.
Lo-res is an abbreviation for low resolution, generally regarded as 72dpi
Hi-res is an abbreviation for High resolution, generally regarded as 300dpi
DPI (Dots Per Inch) is a measure of printing resolution, in particular the number of individual dots of ink a printer or toner can produce within a linear one-inch (2.54 cm) space … read more at Wikipedia >
mm is an abbreviation for millimetres, and if you needed to know that then you really should have stayed in school. To save your humiliation at evening class there follows a link where you can … read more at Wikipedia >