to the Indy’s Fourth Annual Comix Issue, where we invite
illustrators, storytellers, artists and creators of all kinds to
submit original artwork for this special issue. Past versions of our
Comix Issue have featured decorated comic book professionals and
emerging amateurs, traditional fine artists and Marvel fangirls, wry
champions of the stick-figure and whip-smart Tom Tomorrow devotees.
No matter who you are or what your background, we’re hoping you’ll
send us your most visually stimulating, politically poignant or
theme for this year’s issue is “Alternative Missoula Facts.” Your
submission should speak to this theme, but how it does is entirely up
to you. Your submission should also be created as sequential art that
tells a full story, but there are no limitations on the number of
panels or how you arrange them as long as they conform to one of the
sizes specified below. Our final selections will be made based on
creativity, artistry, narrative and overall execution.
best comic strips will be published in the Independent in May
as part of our fourth annual Comix Issue. If you’re interested in
submitting, check out the details below or at our submissions page.What:
’s Comix IssueWho:
Storytellers, illustrators and creators of all kindsWhen:
Submissions are due by midnight Sunday, April 16. The Comix Issue hits stands and the web May 4. A First Friday show will be held at Zootown Brew May 5. Theme:
Alternative Missoula Facts
limit of two comic strips per illustrator
— Submissions should
fit within one of five sizes: half-page vertical (5 inches wide x
10.75 inches high), half-page horizontal (10.25 x 5.3), quarter-page
vertical (5 x 5.3), quarter-page horizontal (10.25 x 2.6) or
quarter-page vertical strip (2.43 x 10.75).
— Each submission
should include a title and primary contact information (full name,
email, phone number).
— Color or black-and-white comic strips
— Submissions should be saved in CMYK at 200 dpi,
and submitted as a tiff, jpg or pdf
— Submissions will be judged
by a committee including members of the Indy editorial and
— Illustrators will be notified by April 24
if their comic strip is selected for publication and the First Friday
— By submitting entries to the Independent, you
grant us permission to print the comic strip in the paper and use it
on our website. The top comic strips will be selected by
the Independent and published in a special issue of the
weekly paper and online.
addition, select artists will be invited to display their comic
strip(s) at a First Friday reception at Zootown Brew downtown. This is an opportunity for artists to celebrate this special
issue, meet fans and, yes, sell their comic strip. (Note: We’ve had
more than a half-dozen comic strips sell during our two previous
Comix Issue receptions.) Artists handle all pricing and transactions,
with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the artist.
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406.543.6609 and ask for editor Brad Tyer.