May 1st, 2011

art will make meaning out of you

Prospective participants list for Bang*Bang Artist Special #1

This is a signup for the September 18 September 19 issue, which is going to be a special issue dedicated to showing off the works of the visual artists in the community. Illustrations, sketches, doodles, sequential images, comics, manga -- they'll be the order of the day!

There are two deadlines for this issue: the later of the two, September 13, is the date by which everything must be in our email inbox. The earlier, however, is September 1, and this is the date for submitting any text that will be in the images. The reason for the text deadline is this: we editors have to do some amount of editing all submissions that come in, but if the text is going to be a part of the image, we won't be able to edit it; therefore, to preserve quality standards, we want to make sure we get a chance at looking over the text for grammatical and mechanical errors before it gets embedded in the images. (Yes, these deadlines are several months off, but we're aware that comics can be pretty work-intensive and time-consuming, so there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start!)

The usual submission guidelines for artists are right here (as are the general submission guidelines); however, for the purposes of this issue, as you might imagine, we're changing things slightly:

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We've been discussing creating bundled .pdf-format versions of issues, and this issue (owing to its having far less text than normal to format) will probably be one of the first we try. However, this will strictly be an opt-in process, and if you don't indicate in your submission email that you would like to have your work be a part of a downloadable file, it will not be included. This is still very much in the planning stages, though, so more detals will be forthcoming at a later date.

Artists are of course welcome to both write and draw their However, as far as collaborations go, this issue is a bit of a Sadie Hawkins dance: this time, authors may volunteer to generate ideas, hack out dialogue, and write/polish final scripts. If you're a writer interested in a collaboration, leave a comment here detailing what things you'd be interested in doing, from spot-checking someone else's written work to cutting an entire script from whole cloth. If you're an artist looking for someone to hack out the text for you, look no further!

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