Hello fellow artists,

As you may or may not be aware, our first comic anthology is off to the printers after a successful kickstarter campaign. But that doesn’t mean we are resting on our laurels. Quite the contrary, we are full steam ahead for our next book.

It’s still early, so I’ll give you a basic overview of what it will be as well as what I need from people right now:

Overview: This anthology will be run much like our last one. So here’s a description of the last one – 15 artists each did a 2-3 page original story about the theme of “Identity”. A few other rules:

1.) A hard R rating max (printer will not print anything X rated for fear of violating local municipalities obscenity laws – yeah, it’s 2015 and those are still a thing…)

2.) No use of copyrighted characters. If you are unsure about this, let me know and I will help you figure it out.

3.) You must have attended at least one of our in-person events prior to the anthology’s start point in order to participate. No exceptions. You must also reside in or around the city of Chicago (if you move during the course of the book, we won’t hold that against you).

4.) There will be an editorial board determining which comics end up in the book. This isn’t for any quality control reason (art is art as far as I am concerned). The issue is that we are about twice as large as we were when we did the last one and we have a hard limit on the number of published pages per book we can do before the cost of printing gets ridiculous, so we have to keep it under control. If interest is low all stories will be included and if it’s really low the number of allowable pages per artist will increase.

5.) There are opportunities for cover design if that’s your thing. You don’t have to have a story in the book to do the cover. If there are multiple people interested in the cover we may have each do a design and then let the group vote on the winning design.

What I need from you right now:

I need you to fill out this preliminary google form (http://goo.gl/forms/iQsG0c9MA3). Please do this by October 15th. At that point I will have appointed out editors and we will review the responses and decide on a theme.

If you have any additional questions, please let me know.

Ed