Opportunities

Trick or Treat Comics #4 Call for Submissions

September 8th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · 1 Comment

Get your spooky pen out – Trees & Hills wants you to help us make our fourth set of Trick or Treat Comics! 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 (here’s a list of spooky stuff if you need inspiration). Must be suitable for children.

Deadline: October 3. Join us for a Trick or Treat Comics-making session in Keene, NH on September 13 with how-to, story idea brainstorming, and of course drawing!

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, portrait orientation, black & white, with 1/4″ margins. Please leave the lower half of the last page blank so we can include information about the collection. 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. (PS: If you want to reprint your comic later, this format neatly reconfigures into two 5.5″ x 8.5″ pages. Uncanny!)

How to submit: First, you have to live in Vermont, New Hampshire, or western Massachusetts; give us a mailing address so we can send you a set of comics. Then submit your comic one of the following ways:

  • Email your comic to organize@treesandhills.org as a set of TIF files, one for each page, with filenames formatted [your last name]-tot4-[page number] (e.g. Tedford-tot4-1.tif, Tedford-tot14-2.tif, etc – the “tot4″ stands for “Trick or Treat #4″). They should be 600 dpi B&W (300dpi greyscale is OK if you’re using ink washes or something).
  • Send clean photocopies to Trees & Hills Comics Group, PO Box 645, Winchester, NH 03470 (but they absolutely have to arrive by the deadline).
  • If you’re unable to produce digital files and don’t have enough time to mail copies, ask nicely and maybe the T&H Mobile Production Unit can scan your comics for you (no guarantees).

End result: The comics will be posted online as freely-downloadable print-ready PDFs; you may print as many copies as you want to give away. We will also be offering printed sets for sale, of which we will send you a copy for free. We may at some point reprint Trick or Treat Comics in a bound and digital anthology; if we do we will send you a minimum of one copy. 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 and/or offer it for download.

We look forward to seeing your spooky comics!

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MASSive Comicon exhibitor registration is open

February 10th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

The first MASSive Comicon happens June 27 & 28, 2015 in Worcester, MA. Exhibitor registration is open. It’s put on by Double Midnight Comics, who also organize Granite State Comicon.

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Broke Arts Fair applications are open

February 9th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Broke Arts Fair applications are open. This year’s fair is June 13 in Peterborough, NH. Broke is an affordable arts fair where all items cost $50 or less; Trees and Hills has tabled at it many times.

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SPX 2015 applications are open

February 4th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

The SPX 2015 Exhibitor Table Lottery is now open. It will be available for the first two weeks of February and only takes a few minutes. There is no benefit to applying early or late. SPX happens September 19-20 in Bethesda, MD.

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Pioneer Valley Zine Fest applications are open

February 3rd, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest happens April 11 10am-4pm at Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton, MA. We’ve applied — have you?

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Trick or Treat Comics Story Seeds

August 31st, 2014 by Colin Tedford · 1 Comment

Want to submit a story to Trick or Treat Comics #3 but having trouble coming up with one? Maybe this list of spooky stuff will spark some ideas:

  • Bat
  • Bone
  • Cemetery
  • Cobweb
  • Coffin
  • Curse
  • Crypt
  • Demon
  • Fog
  • Forest (spooky)
  • Full Moon
  • Ghost
  • Goblin
  • Grave(stone)
  • Grim Reaper
  • Haunted House
  • Jack O’Lantern
  • Monster
  • Mummy
  • Ruins
  • Skeleton
  • Skull
  • Sorceror (evil)
  • Spider
  • Swamp
  • Vampire
  • Werewolf
  • Witch (evil)
  • Zombie

Feel free to share more ideas in comments!

You can also get more support at our Trick or Treat Comics-making event this Saturday, September 6 in Keene, NH.

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Trick or Treat Comics-making Event New Date is 9/6

August 18th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

The new date for our Trick or Treat Comics-making event in Keene, NH is September 6. A brief how-to, a little story idea brainstorming, then we draw! Colony Mill Marketplace (ex-)food court, 222 West Street, Keene, NH, Saturday, September 6 12:30-5:30 pm. Full details: http://treesandhills.org/events/trick-or-treat-comics-making/

Trick or Treat Comics submission details: http://treesandhills.org/2014/05/trick-or-treat-comics-3-call-for-submissions-boo/

If you plan to attend please comment, email (organize@treesandhills.org), or RSVP on Facebook so we can have a sense of how many people to expect.

Candy Corn! by Madsahara from Trick or Treat Comics #2

“Candy Corn!” by Madsahara from Trick or Treat Comics #2

Updates

September 3: Linked to Facebook event, separated out updates.

3:04: Request to RSVP.

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Make your Trick or Trick Comic with us soon in Keene, NH [Edit: rescheduled]

July 31st, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

A brief how-to, a little story idea brainstorming, then we draw! Colony Mill Marketplace (ex-)food court, 222 West Street, Keene, NH, Aug. 9 Saturday, September 6 12:30-5:30 pm. Full details: http://treesandhills.org/events/trick-or-treat-comics-making/

Trick or Treat Comics submission details: http://treesandhills.org/2014/05/trick-or-treat-comics-3-call-for-submissions-boo/

If you plan to attend please comment, email (organize@treesandhills.org), or RSVP on Facebook so we can have a sense of how many people to expect.

Updates

September 3: Added request to RSVP, reformatted updates.

August 17: Rescheduled to 9/6, moved deadline to 9/13.

August 8:: Sorry, we have to reschedule; will post the new date Monday but it’ll be either next weekend or the one after. If you have a day preference, leave a comment or email organize@treesandhills.org.

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MICE exhibitor application deadline is May 19

May 7th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Apply to exhibit at MICE, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, by May 19. MICE is the excellent fall convention run by our friends and neighbors at the Boston Comics Roundtable!

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Trick or Treat Comics #3 Call for Submissions

May 3rd, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Get your spooky pen out – Trees & Hills wants you to help us make our third set of Trick or Treat Comics! 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 (here’s a list of spooky stuff if you need inspiration). Must be suitable for children.

Deadline: August 17 31 September 13. We may announce some drawing events before then for people to get together and work on their comics. Join us for a Trick or Treat Comics-making session in Keene, NH on August 9 September 6 with how-to, story idea brainstorming, and of course drawing!

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, portrait orientation, black & white, with 1/4″ margins. Please leave the lower half of the last page blank so we can include information about the collection. 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. (PS: If you want to reprint your comic later, this format neatly reconfigures into two 5.5″ x 8.5″ pages. Uncanny!)

How to submit: First, you have to live in Vermont, New Hampshire, or western Massachusetts; give us a mailing address so we can send you a set of comics. Then submit your comic one of the following ways:

  • Email your comic to organize@treesandhills.org as a set of TIF files, one for each page, with filenames formatted [your last name]-tot14-[page number] (e.g. Tedford-tot14-1.tif, Tedford-tot14-2.tif, etc – the “tot14″ stands for “Trick or Treat 2014″). They should be 600 dpi B&W (300dpi greyscale is OK if you’re using ink washes or something).
  • Have us scan your art at a Trick or Treat Comics drawing event if we put one (or more) on.
  • Send clean photocopies to Trees & Hills Comics Group, PO Box 645, Winchester, NH 03470 (but they absolutely have to arrive by the deadline).
  • If you’re unable to produce digital files and don’t have enough time to mail copies, ask nicely and maybe the T&H Mobile Production Unit can scan your comics for you (no guarantees).

End result: The comics will be posted online as freely-downloadable print-ready PDFs; you may print as many copies as you want to give away. We will also be offering printed sets for sale, of which we will send you a copy for free. We may at some point reprint Trick or Treat Comics in a bound and digital anthology; if we do we will send you a minimum of one copy. 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 and/or offer it for download.

Updates

  • September 3: Removed outdated reference to landscape orientation; updated file name format (changed “12h” for “2012 Halloween” to “tot14″ for “Trick or Treat 2014″).
  • August 31: Linked to list of story seeds, took updates out and put them at bottom, removed rescheduling note.
  • August 17: Added new event date & deadline.
  • August 8: Added note re: need to reschedule event, new date & deadline to be announced.
  • July 31: Added comics-making event.

We look forward to seeing your spooky comics!

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