Halloween Comics call for submissions

October 5th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

T&H Halloween ComicsGet your spooky pen out – Trees & Hills wants you to help us make a Halloween Comics Pack! This set of miniature comics will be perfect for giving to trick-or-treaters or Halloween party-goers.

Content: Spookiness, monsters, ghosts, pumpkins, & other Halloween-related stuff. Must be suitable for children.

Deadline: October 20 (only a couple weeks away – sorry for the short notice! We’ll be able to give much more notice next year now that we have the format worked out). There’s no slack in this deadline, but we’ll do what we can to help you submit on time.

Format: The printed comics will be 2.75″ x 4.25″ (that’s 1/8th-letter size – a sheet of paper folded in half 3 times), 8 pages, black & white, with 1/4″ margins. Include the text “Trees & Hills Comics Group” and “treesandhills.org” on the back page. First page can be a cover if you like; last page can be a back cover if you like, but in any case you’ll probably want to fit your name & website (or other preferred contact info) there. Either portrait or landscape orientation is fine.

How to submit: First, you have to live in Vermont, New Hampshire, or western Massachusetts. Then send your comic to organize@treesandhills.org as a set of TIF files, one for each page, with filenames formatted [your last name]-[page number] (e.g. Tedford-1.tif, Tedford-2.tif, etc). They should be 600 dpi B&W (300dpi greyscale is OK if you’re using ink washes or something). You may also send clean photocopies to Trees & Hills Comics Group, PO Box 645, Winchester, NH 03470, but they absolutely have to arrive by the deadline to be included in the batches that go out for Halloween. If you’re unable to produce digital files and don’t have enough time to mail copies, the T&H Mobile Production Unit may (in light of the short notice on this project) be able to come scan your comics for you. In any case, include a mailing address so we can send you a set of comics.

What you get: One printed set of Halloween comics, and a password-protected link to a directory containing print-ready PDFs of all the Halloween comics, which you may use to print as many copies as you want to give away. Do not redistribute PDFs or sell copies of anyone else’s comic without their permission; however, you should feel free to sell your own comic individually or offer it for download.

We look forward to seeing your spooky comics!

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