Okay, all you aspiring comic book creators - now's your time to shine! There are two comic anthologies in the works right now, and they're looking for submissions from you. One is going to be filled with stories about a very specific rock club, while the other will be tales of horror crafted by all female creators - and both have the potential to be utterly fantastic books! So how do you get involved, you ask? Keep your pants on, kids...all will be revealed below:
27: A Comic Anthology by Red Stylo Media
This antho will contain stories based on rock'n'roll's famous "27 Club". What's that? Well, it's not half of Studio 54, if that's what you were thinking. The 27 Club isn't actually a place at all, but rather a group of rock legends. It's all spelled out pretty clearly on the submissions page, and here's a snippet to give you the background:
Stars burn hot, bright and then go out forever, but their light shines on for ages after. Members of the “27 Club” reached musical stardom early in life and died too young– specifically, the tender age of 27. Some of the club’s more famous members include Jim Morrison (The Doors), Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), and Amy Winehouse.
This new book is following hot on the heels of Red Stylo's previous anthology, Killer Queen - which very lovingly collected tales based on Queen and Freddie Mercury. This proves that they know how to be reverent to the real-life musicians who provide the muse for the stories, yet create a brand new landscape for them to play in. Red Stylo have also allowed creators the opportunity to explore the worlds of Shakespeare (Shakespeare Shaken), Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Twisted) and Frankenstein (Unfashioned Creatures). I can't wait to see what they come up with for this book!
The deadline is Februray 15th. I'm providing the submissions link below and, as usual, you should read the guidelines fully. That said...go make some comics:
And be sure to "like" Red Stylo's Facebook page to keep updated on all their news.
Dark Lady by Hellcat Press
Founded in 2014, Hellcat Press may be fairly new to the scene - but that doesn't mean they're unfamiliar with comic anthologies. Co-founder Lindsay Moore has had stories featured in the first three volumes of the horror antho Hellbound (published by River Bird Comics, a Boston Comics Roundtable production). Her passion for the project has me convinced this is going to be one to keep an eye on. And the cute pictures of kitties on the Hellcat web site certainly didn't hurt...
What's the skinny on the book itself? Lindsay sent me the following to give you the basics:
Hellcat Press is on a mission: to produce a horror comic anthology by October 2015. We are currently accepting submissions for our premier, all-female horror anthology, “Dark Lady.” If you are a woman with a horror story to tell, then Hellcat Press wants to hear it! For more details, please see:
|Far left: art from "Dolly" by Lindsay Moore & Alex Cormack. Far right: art from "Garbage" by Lindsay Moore & Donna Peters-Martinez with Joey Peters|
That's all we've got for now, folks! When the books are finished, hopefully we'll have a more in-depth look on Strange Kids Club...