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Our first cover is ready…

Alex Elykov put in all the hard work to bring Outré its first cover artwork. We’ve now finished it up with a logo and all. A terrific cover which we believe stands out and shows a (terrifyingly) ambiguous spin on the theme: responsibility.

Outré #1 - Responsibility - by Alex Elykov

Outré #1 – Responsibility – by Alex Elykov

Issue one launches universe-wide the 4th of May. We’ve still got a lot of work ahead of us to finalize Responsibility, but we have already begun shaping our second issue, Hopelessness. We haven’t got a cover artist for #2 yet, so if you’re a talented artist/designer maybe you would want that spot?

If so, send us an e-mail. We also continue to accept submissions for our 3rd issue, so to all of you and your talented friends, get creative and join Outré!

23rd & 24th of February, at the Excel Center.

23rd & 24th of February, at the Excel Center.

This coming weekend, the 23rd and 24th, we are going to the London Super Comic Con. LSCC is in its second year and the attendance and success of last year promise another terrific convention.

Outré will not have a table, but we (Glenn and Magnus) will attend both days, as editors for Outré and as writers. Do feel free to grab us while we’re waltzing around the floor, or go to the Markosia booth around 2pm Saturday, where Magnus will be signing his graphic novel The Vessel of Terror. We’re looking forward to meeting all the talented people there!

Since we’ve been pretty enigmatic and concealed ourselves in the shadows of Outré, here’s a picture of the both of us for your memory bank:

The very spot - Oslo Comic Expo 2012 - where Outré was conceived.

The very spot – Oslo Comic Expo 2012 – where Outré was conceived.

See you in London!


Keep calm…

Magnus & Glenn
Outré Press

Xenophobia is the theme for Outré’s 3rd issue, and we want you!

Everyone's a stranger somewhere.

Everyone’s a stranger somewhere.


[zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-]

an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.

1900–05; xeno- + -phobia


We’ve all had it, to some degree. We’re all born with it. We’ve all felt it. Against ourselves. In society. In our community. Fear of the strange, fear of what we are not familiar with permeates mankind. Thus, I bet you have a story inside you, in any shape or form, that deals with xenophobia!
From the 1st of February to the 1st of May we hold our submission doors open. Read the submission guidelines and start hammering down that eight-page script. Note that due to the lengthy “window”, we will not be able to respond before May comes, so please don’t take the silence for ignorance. We’ll go through all submissions, and everyone will get a reply.
Write a classic.

Write a classic.

So far the Outré group consists of 8 writers (four per issue) and even more artists, and the stories and talent we’re bringing to life has astounded us. Our first issue will launch before summer and we can’t wait to show the world what these talented writers and artists have done.

We welcome you all to join the Outré group and we await your submissions!

PS: If you’re an artist who would love to contribute to Outré, check out the submission guidelines!

Stay creative!

Glenn & Magnus
Outré Press

Calling all artists!

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 outrepress2012@gmail.com.

We’re looking forward to hearing from all the eager and talented artists out there! All the best till then,

Magnus & Glenn
Outré Press

Writer spotlight: Ronald Montgomery

Another writer in Outré’s first issue, about responsibility, is Ronald Montgomery:

Ronald Montgomery

Who are you?
Wow, that’s the question the Vorlons ask everybody in Babylon 5. Don’t freak me out like that.

I’m Ronald D. Montgomery, a small press comics writer. I’ve written for FUBAR from Alterna Comics, the Womanthology 2012 Valentine’s Day SpecialTribal Stories from TRIBE Comics, and Horror Haikus from Black Ship Books. I have an upcoming webcomic on Greyhaven’s The Gathering website and two Greyhaven anthology stories.

Why do you write?
In kindergarten, on class bathroom breaks, I began climbing on the handrail in the toilet stall. I’d perch my arms on the partition wall to watch my classmates use the bathroom, horseplay, wash hands, line up. I was hypnotized by the final order arising from the self-directed behavior of the other kids; it was an endlessly replaying symphony of silent music. After a week, one of the boys ratted me out to the teacher, Mrs. Hooper. She busted me hard. She sent a long note home, pinned to my shirt. My father read it and told me that I was a bad kid, and that if I kept being bad, no one in first grade would like me. I cried all night.

I now see that six-year-old me was an observer of simple systems and human behavior, but for years I couldn’t figure out why I did it. In college I had a cultural anthropology class and read Marvin Harris. BING! The clothes dryer in my head told me my shirts were ready.

Writing helps me understand the world better without committing bathroom crimes. I probably should’ve been an anthropologist too.

Where can one find you?
My site: http://www.ronaldmontgomerycomics.com/blog/
My email: Ronald.Montgomery [AT] gmail.com

Ronald’s story is set in Russia during war, where malicious soldiers train a farm dog in a most hazardous game.