This week we at Outré HQ want to address the artists who are considering being a part of our second issue. We got four solid stories lined up for this issue, which will deal with the theme of hopelessness. And as we mentioned last Wednesday, three of these are in need of an artist at this moment.
Coincidentally, these three stories revolve around women, each of them at a different stage in their lives.
The first story is about an elderly lady and how she copes with her existence at a nursing home. This one could be considered “slice-of-life”, though the theme is very much in place throughout the whole tale.
This is also true for the second story, in which the main character is a bipolar teenage girl. There’s a touch of magic realism here too, not unlike what Neil Gaiman and other Vertigo writers brought to the table years ago.
In the third story we’re deep into the genre of post-apocalyptic fiction. Here we follow a woman in her early thirties as she tries to make sense of her place in the world after an alien invasion.
If any artists would want to take a shot at one of these 8-page yarns, do not hesitate to shoot us an e-mail with your sequential samples. And as with our first issue, we’re also looking for four different artist who would want to contribute with a stand-alone illustration dealing with the current theme.
There is no pay involved, so please don’t ask for this when submitting. What we’re offering is to be a part of a free, high-end comics anthology on the web, which we’ll promote to as many readers as possible.
Since we’re aiming for a Christmas 2013 release with this issue, all the artists chosen would be expected to meet the deadline which is September 1. This is over six months off, so hopefully this shouldn’t be a problem.
As before, please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to hearing from all the eager and talented artists out there! All the best till then,
Magnus & Glenn