Weekly Roundup – May 26, 2017

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Hello! Welcome again to another Weekly Roundup. In the Weekly Roundup, I provide links and summarized information about the crowdfunded projects, creator opportunities, and resources that have caught my eye over the week. I hope you enjoy!

WARNING! Some content below may feature NSFW content. Links will be marked NSFW! when the content identifies itself as adult material.

As a note: I am not sponsored by any company, group, or individual listed below or elsewhere on this site unless otherwise listed.

Want to jump to a specific section? Use the links below:
Helping Others || Awards || Recent Webcomic Debuts || Crowdfunded Projects || Animation || Comics, Illustration, and More || Conventions and Events || Mentorships || Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops || Scholarships, Sponsorships, Fellowships, and Grants || Teaching || Typesetting || Voice Acting || Writing and Editing || Youth || Resources || Deals || Giveaways


News!

I’m happy to announce that Paper Cat Press is an affiliate of new webcomic collective Ink Drop Café!

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Ink Drop Café is a friendly comic artist collective and community that welcomes a variety of storytellers. We value unique viewpoints, especially those that champion feminine, nonbinary, and minority visions/aesthetics. All mediums, formats, and styles are welcome! We are united by our desire to create engaging stories, foster community growth, and nurture aspiring creators.

Members of Ink Drop Café collective share traffic through a banner system, and we also support one another through social channels and convention networking.

We are open to anyone joining the community via Discord or the Forums — so please do feel free to come by and chat sometime!


Helping Others

Are you a US resident wondering what to do about recent executive orders, gag orders, cabinet confirmations, and the future of your country? Sign up with 5calls.org to find out who to call about specific, pressing issues and what to say. Countable is also an informative resource. Check What the Fuck Just Happened Today? for daily summarized news on the current administration that you can have delivered to your inbox.

If you’re just getting started with protesting and doing something about your government, you can read this free zine What Now? organized and designed by Deandra “Nika” Tan. (I contributed a short comic.)

Here’s a free, open source Resistance Manual.

If you are a trans person in need of legal assistance, check translawhelp.org for pro bono services in your state.

If you need to talk to someone or otherwise vent, please utilize this list of help hotlines.

Take care and take your time. Your work is more important than ever. Thank you for sharing your originality and openness with the world. You bring light to the days of others, and it is so, so appreciated.

Awards

The Ignatz Awards are accepting submissions of comics until May 31.

The first annual Prism Awards are accepting applications of comics featuring queer characters and content created by queer creators. Categories include Best Short Form Comic, Best Webcomic, Best Comic from a Small to Mid-Size Press, Best Comic from a Mainstream Publisher, and Best Comic Anthology! Applications are due by June 1.

The John Locker Memorial Award is accepting submissions from cartoonists ages 18-25 of work featuring strong political and social topics until June 3. The selected winner will receive a $1000 cash prize, an all-expenses-paid trip to the convention for the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, and a free pass to the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, California, November 17th-19th 2017.

SPX is accepting submissions of comics for their Ignatz Awards. Submissions of comics are not required for potential nomination, however. Any books mailed in must be received by June 7.

Recent Webcomic Debuts

Check out February’s mid-month list of debuts. (Apologies for this not updating in a while – I’ll get a form up soon!)

Looking for more webcomics? Check out Michael Kinyon’s ongoing and ever-growing list of creators!


Crowdfunded Projects

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Unsounded Comic Volume 3 is running a Kickstarter to fund the printing and shipping of its third volume. Unsounded follows Sette Frummagem, a pickpocket on a mission from her father to collect a debt from her cousin. This third volume will include 300 pages of full-color comicscollecting chapter 7, 8, and 9 of the webcomic into print. Tier options include digital and physical copies of this book, physical copies of the last volumes, enamel pins, and a bookplate. The Kickstarter ends on May 28.


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NSFW! Oh Joy Sex Toy: Volume 4 is running a Kickstarter to fund the printing of its fourth volume. Oh Joy Sex Toy is a free weekly webcomic featuring educational comics about sexuality, birth control, the sex industry, sex toys, kinks, and more. Volume 4 will feature the comics that were uploaded from April 2016 to April 2017, including those produced by guest artists. Tier options include PDFs and physical copies of volumes 1, 2, 3, or 4, a digital wallpaper, and a signed bookplate. The Kickstarter ends on May 31.


thatgirlThat Girl Comic is hosting a Kickstarter to fund the production of its anthology project featuring a collective of Scotland’s women comic artists. The anthology will have at least 40 black and white pages of comics involving the theme of “growing up.” Tier options include digital and print copies of the book, postcards, and issues of the Team Girl comics. The Kickstarter ends on May 31.


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Built On Strange Ground is running a Kickstarter to fund the production of its anthology of true life mysterious, creepy, and unsettling places and occurences. The book will feature over 200 pages of autobiographical comics from over 30 contributing artists. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, digital and physical copies of Then It Was Dark, an enamel pin, a portrait in the book, a thank you note written in the book, and more! The Kickstarter ends on June 1.


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Espers – From Nothing, Something Comes is running a Kickstarter to fund its production. Espers is a creation myth told in 22 pages of full-color comics, with 6 additional pages of bonus content to also be included in the final comic. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, a digital wallpaper, prints, stickers, a t-shirt, and more. The Kickstarter ends on June 2.


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Creative Opportunities

General

NPR is collecting comics, series, issues, graphic novels, webcomics, and any other variation or sub-genre of sequential art for their Summer Comics Poll! Your submissions will be used to curate a list of 100 series. Submit your faves!

Animation

Boulder Media is looking for a 2D background artist, a compositing lead, and an animation supervisor!

Here is a survey for Women Professionals in AnimationIf you work in animation and identify as a woman, please submit your anonymous information to this survey to inform and assist current and future animators.

You can find a directory of currently open animation jobs at animatedjobs.com! Companies like DHX Media, DisneyNickelodeon, and others have a number of open full-time, part-time, freelance, and remote positions available, including those in social media, editing, and teaching.

Comics, Illustration, and More

Threadless is accepting submissions for t-shirt designs using or based on hidden design (“when you see it”) art until today and tote bag designs for “weekenders”! You can submit designs outside of contests anytime here.

 

The NYCLU is hosting a Freedom of Expression contest for photographs, signs, and artwork created as a part of protest. Submissions are due by May 26.

Cicada is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and comics for their issue on puppets and dolls due by May 27.

Applications for the Love Live x Pokemon Fan Zine are open until May 27. Profits will be split between contributors.

Femme Feels is accepting submissions of art and writing for its inaugural issue until May 28.

StArt Faire is seeking comics (mirrored or exclusive) for their next issue. Submissions are due by May 29.

The Hunk Appreciation Zine is accepting applications from artists and writers until May 30.

San Japan, a convention in San Antonio, Texas, is running a Mega Art Contest. Two winners will each receive an Artist Alley table and four convention badges. Read here for more information. Mega Art Contest entries are due June 1.

Spirit of the Samurai, a Samurai Jack fan zine, is accepting applications until June 1. Proceeds will be donated to Amnesty International.

Take That! An LGBT Fan Zine is accepting applications until June 2. Proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

The Persona 5 Fan Zine Phanboys is accepting applications until June 3. No information is provided about how proceeds will be distributed.

Secrets of the Goat People is accepting submissions for its fourth volume, “The Body Fantastic.” Short and longer fiction, illustrations, and comics are welcome. Submissions are due by June 6.

The Utena Fashion Zine is accepting applications from illustrators and other creators until June 10. The zine will be distributed for free as a PDF.

Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women is accepting applications for their upcoming anthology until June 11. Contributors will be paid $51 per page, and will have up to 10 pages published.

The Voltron AU Zine is accepting applications until June 12. The profits will be split between the contributors or donated to charity.

A Legend of Zelda zine is accepting submissions of art until June 14. No information is provided about payment or distribution.

The Setters and Aces Zine, celebrating the setters and aces from Haikyuu, is accepting applications until June 15. Artists, writers, and cosplayers are welcome to submit!

The Garrison Trio Zine, celebrating the friendship and camaraderie between Lance, Pidge, and Hunk from Voltron, has applications open for artists and writers until June 18.

The Haikyuu Manager Zine is accepting applications from fan artists and writers until June 26. All proceeds will be donated to Girl Up.

Rebel Mountain Press is accepting submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and artwork from LGBTQ2 people living in Canada. Submissions are due by June 30.

Leylines is hosting a Modern Day AU Fan Creation Contest with entries accepted until July 1. Winners will receive either a full color commissions or Leylines books 1-4.

Taking the Lane #15: True Trans Bike Rebel is accepting submissions of short fiction (500-2500 words), illustrations, and photography until July 1. Payment to be split among contributors after the zine is crowdfunded.

MediBang is accepting submissions for their Concept Comic Project until July 31. The grand prize winner will receive 300,000 yen, novelization, and a chance to be adapted into a movie on Amazon Prime Video.

Sweaty Palms Volume 2 is accepting applications until September 1.

Shousetsu Bang Bang is accepting submissions for its upcoming artist special issue. Final submissions are due September 19, but anything with text (like comics) needs to be submitted by September 5.

The Silent Manga Audition just announced the theme for its next competition: “fair play”! Submit by September 30 to be considered.


Argot Magazine is seeking written and illustrated submissions about queer and marginalized experiences. Argot Magazine pays every contributor.

Black Girls Create is looking for submissions of written, drawn, filmed, photographed, or any other expression of creative work from black creators showing what their time at Hogwarts would’ve looked like!

The Brave Some is seeking submissions of short stories, prose, essays, reviews, and visual art by creators who identify as black and/or brown women and femmes.

DC Comics has a number of open positions in Burbank, California, including some for Assistant Editors in middle grade and other licensed comics, a digital production artist, a creative director, and more!

Double Fine is accepting applications for environment artists, technical artists, art directors, and more.

The Fair Page Rates annual survey is live! If you’ve worked professionally as a comic artist this year, fill out the survey to help inform yourself and other artists in the future.

Jerry’s Art-A-Rama hosts a number of art contests, some ongoing and some requiring specific materials. There are ongoing contests/giveaways for how much you’ve saved at Jerry’s Art-A-Rama, sharing a photo of a button given with orders over $25,  and explaining why you use Jerry’s Art-A-Rama.

Lore Lush Publishing is accepting applications for cover artists.

Makers in Malaysia is accepting registration applications for their upcoming English language zine celebrating the work of Malaysian creators.

The McHanzo zine celebrating the characters from Overwatch is accepting applications from artists and writers.

Mountains is searching for a comics/zine artist to partner with on a game project. Remote work is fine, game experience is not required, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

You can send samples of your work along with pitches to thenib@firstlook.org to be considered by The Nib.

Tu Books, an imprint of Lee and Low Books, is actively seeking graphic novels for young readers starring Native and Muslim characters. Here are their submission guidelines for illustrators.


Check out Arts for LA or College Art Opportunities for more exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities. See Find Anthologies for a list of anthologies with open submissions and to submit anthologies of your own. Check Comic Ops to see opportunities specifically for comic creators. Zine Submissions and Zine Scene have great lists of zines, too!

Conventions and Events

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Con or Bust has free tickets available for people of color for a number of upcoming conventions, including WizCon, Nine Worlds, GeekGirlCon, and more.


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Conosaurus is LIVE! Browse cons by location, date, and other variables! Check it out and please support their Patreon! Here’s their Weekly Digest #12!


Anime CTX, taking place August 4-6 at the Austin Marriott North in Texas, is accepting applications to their artist alley. Once all tables are sold, artists will be placed on a waitlist.

Atlanti-Con, taking place September 15-17 in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, is accepting applications from exhibitors until August 31.

The Boise Public Library is accepting applications for their Library Comic Con 2017 until May 31.

Central City Comic Con, taking place October 21-22 in Yakima, Washington, is accepting exhibitor applications.

Central Texas College GeekFest 2017 in Killeen, Texas from August 18-20 is accepting applications for their artist alley.

Emerald City Comic Con is accepting applications for their 2018 artist alley until July 14.

Granite State Comicon, taking place September 16-17 in Worcester, Massachusetts, is accepting artist alley and vendor applications.

New York Comic Con, taking place October 5-8 in New York City, is accepting applications for their artist alley until June 16.

Until June 2, Rose City Comic Con is accepting applications to their artist alley. A limited number of free tables are available!

San Japan, a convention in San Antonio, Texas, is running a Mega Art Contest. Two winners will each receive an Artist Alley table and four convention badges. Read here for more information. Mega Art Contest entries are due June 1.

Salt Lake Comic Con, taking place September 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is accepting artist alley and vendor applications.

STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo is accepting applications for exhibitor spaces at their September convention in Texas.

The Vermont Comic Contaking place August 26-27 in Burlington, Vermont, is accepting applications for its artist alley on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Yaoi Con Artist Alley tables are available. Yaoi Con takes place October 6-8 in Santa Clara, California.

Here’s a list of international zine fests brought to you by ZINES!

Designers

Aeolidia is hiring web designers, both freelancers and small studios.

Geeks of Color is looking for Graphic Designers. Please note that the position is unpaid.

I created a document where people who have skills in web design and are willing and able to assist comic creators in creating their own websites can list themselves. Feel free to add your name, examples, and prices!

Mentorships

The Representation Matters Mentorship Program is accepting applications on a rolling basis from self-identified people of color interested in the publishing industry. Mentorships will last 6 months, with a minimum of one session every two months.

Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops

Until June 1, The Cabins retreat in Norfolk, CT is accepting applications from people working in the creative arts. Three scholarships are available: The Cabins Scholarship for Women in the Creative Arts, The Cabins LGBTQ Scholarship, and The Cabins Diversity Scholarship for applicants.

Check out Arts for LA or College Art Opportunities for exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities.

Scholarships, Sponsorships, Fellowships, and Grants

A number of micro grants are available for marginalized writers.

The DC Zine Fest is offering eight $50 scholarships to marginalized members of the zine scene.

NATTO, the National Art and Trade Tuition Opportunity Scholarship, is accepting applications from aspiring or continuing students with a strong focus in sequential arts until July 1. Animators, illustrators of children’s books, comic artists, and storyboard artists are welcome to apply.

The Zine Librarians UnConference is accepting applications from people of color to help them attend the Long Beach, CA session on August 4 and 5.

The 2017 William H. Johnson Prize is accepting applications from African-American artists through November 16.

Check out Arts for LA, College Art Opportunities, this list by Donathin Frye, or this list by ProFellow for grant opportunities.

Teaching

Sign up to teach at Skillshare to earn royalties based on the premium member students in your class. See here for additional information.

Typesetting

Digital Manga has positions open for freelance manga letterers.

Voice Acting

Check the Casting Call Club and Voice Acting Space for more voice acting and audio opportunities.

Writing and Editing

Cicada is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and comics for their issue on puppets and dolls due by May 27. Flash fiction is also being accepted on a rolling basis.

Femme Feels is accepting submissions of art and writing for its inaugural issue until May 28.

StArt Faire is seeking articles, reviews, interviews, and more for their next issue. Submissions are due by May 29.

The Hunk Appreciation Zine is accepting applications from artists and writers until May 30.

Lethe Press has open submissions and is seeking submissions for the following anthologies: Transcendent 2 for work featuring themes and/or characters of gender and/or sex minorities published in 2016, due May 30; and A Midas Clutch: Tales of Opulent Horror for horror stories featuring the wealthy, due in January 2018. Queer speculative fiction is preferred. Stories featuring negative perspectives of LGBTQ+ individuals will be rejected.

Rukmini Pande is accepting papers for an edited collection on race in fandom. Submit proposals by May 30 for consideration.

Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color is seeking submissions from queer poets of color until June 1.

Take That! An LGBT Fan Zine is accepting applications until June 2. Proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Secrets of the Goat People is accepting submissions for its fourth volume, “The Body Fantastic.” Short and longer fiction, illustrations, and comics are welcome. Submissions are due by June 6.

Uncanny Magazine will be accepting short story submissions from June 3 to June 10!

Flaming Aces & Arrows is accepting previously unpublished submissions of asexual- and aromantic-spectrum short stories and poems written by asexual- and aromantic-spectrum people. Submissions are due by June 15.

ImageOutRight Volume 6 is seeking submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry  about the LGBTQIAP+ experience. Submissions are due by June 15.

The Setters and Aces Zine, celebrating the setters and aces from Haikyuu, is accepting applications until June 15. Artists, writers, and cosplayers are welcome to submit!

Raised By Unicorns is accepting written submissions from people with a US address who were raised by an LGBTQ+ parent or parents. Submit by June 16 to be considered.

The Garrison Trio Zine, celebrating the friendship and camaraderie between Lance, Pidge, and Hunk from Voltron, has applications open for artists and writers until June 18.

The Haikyuu Manager Zine is accepting applications from fan artists and writers until June 26. All proceeds will be donated to Girl Up.

Inkshares and Nerdist are hosting a contest for science fiction novels. Describe your work on Inkshares and collect preorders for your work until June 26. The top three books with the most preorders, and possibly others, will be published by Inkshares, and one or more will receive opportunities from Nerdist to develop their work into other media properties.

My Lot Is A Sky: An Anthology of Poems by Asian Women is seeking submissions of poetry, due by June 30.

Rebel Mountain Press is accepting submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and artwork from LGBTQ2 people living in Canada. Submissions are due by June 30.

Indivisible We Stand is accepting submissions from women-identifying writers until July 1. Stories of resistance, protest, and the fight for women’s rights of 1000 to 5000 words are welcome.

Leylines is hosting a Modern Day AU Fan Creation Contest with entries accepted until July 1. Winners will receive either a full color commissions or Leylines books 1-4.

Taking the Lane #15: True Trans Bike Rebel is accepting submissions of short fiction (500-2500 words), illustrations, and photography until July 1. Payment to be split among contributors after the zine is crowdfunded.

Lez Talk II: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Short Fiction is accepting submissions from black lesbian women discussing the intersections of blackness and queer identity. Submissions are due July 31.

Lee and Low Books is accepting submissions to their New Voices Award now until September 30. Previously unpublished writers of color are welcome to submit picture book manuscripts for consideration.


The American Greetings Alternative Writing Studio is accepting applications for freelance card writers.

Anime Feminist is looking for contributors in the upcoming year. Read here for more information. Article writers will generally be paid $50 per article.

Anime News Network is looking for a Tokyo Correspondent, Freelance Editorial Contributors, and Convention Correspondents.

Argot Magazine is seeking written and illustrated submissions about queer and marginalized experiences. Click here for more on their mission as well as their pay rates.

Asymptote is accepting submissions of literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry from the seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) directly affected by Trump’s travel ban. Contributors will be paid $200 per feature. Submissions are also being accepted on a rolling basis for other contributors and submission styles.

The Awl is accepting pitches of 1500-2000 word articles. Ideas should be informative, investigative, and exciting.

Black Girls Create is looking for submissions of written, drawn, filmed, photographed, or any other expression of creative work from black creators showing what their time at Hogwarts would’ve looked like!

The Brave Some is seeking submissions of short stories, prose, essays, reviews, and visual art by creators who identify as black and/or brown women and femmes.

Carnation Books is accepting submissions and welcomes fanfiction writers seeking to transition into publishing their original writing content. They are also accepting applications for plot and line/style editors and marketing interns.

Online monthly magazine The Dark is accepting submissions from 2000 to 6000 words in length. Encouraged genres include horror and dark fantasy, but graphic, violent horror is not desired. Payment is $0.03/word for up to 6000 words. Republishing payment is $0.01/word.

DC Comics has a number of open positions in Burbank, California, including some for Assistant Editors in middle grade and other licensed comics, a digital production artist, a creative director, and more!

Duolingo is hiring freelance writers!

Geeks of Color is looking for news reporters and social media managers!

GeekGirlCon is seeking guest bloggers.

Hello Equality is seeking trans and POC writers for their website. Speak on issues related to LGBTQ+ people, feminism, or pop culture topics.

Hello Giggles is accepting pitches for stories about mother-daughter relationships.

Random House’s digital-only imprint Hydra has open submissions for completed works in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror categories. There is no word count limit for submissions, but full-length works of 40,000 words or more are preferred. Accepted writers will be assigned to a Random House editor, marketer, and publicist. Response time is usually 2-4 weeks.

IGN Comics is hiring a freelance feature writer to talk about comics!

Lillium Publishing is accepting fiction manuscripts, either standalone books or series, in a number of genres, including urban romance and erotica.

Low-income writers in the UK can check this Storify of opportunities from The Literary Consultancy.

Lore Lush Publishing is accepting manuscript submissions in a number of genres. Diverse and inclusive works are prioritized. They also have open positions for editors, publicists, and more.

Makers in Malaysia is accepting registration applications for their upcoming English language zine celebrating the work of Malaysian creators.

The Mary Sue is looking for new contributors, particularly those with opinions on the current sociopolitical climate.

The McHanzo zine celebrating the characters from Overwatch is accepting applications from artists and writers.

Milkweed Editions is accepting submissions of works of fiction until May 30.

On She Goes is seeking pitches and ideas about women of color and traveling. Tips, insight, and anecdotes are welcome.

Pink Narcissus Press is seeking complete novel and novella manuscripts of 50,000 words or more. They are interested in well-written but non-mainstream speculative fiction with strong elements of sci-fi or fantasy.

pnk prl is accepting submissions of blackout/erasure poetry from LGBTQ+ writers until further notice. Please source the origin of the original source.

The Quill is accepting submissions of stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Check here for their submission guidelines and pay scale.

Sapphire Books is accepting submissions of lesbian fiction, particularly within the genres of romance, mystery/intrigue with romantic elements, and young adult.

Sky Pony Press is accepting submissions for picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and YA fiction and nonfiction.

Swoon Reads is accepting submissions of complete novels for young adult and new adult fiction.

ThinkProgress is accepting pitches from freelance writers on topics such as climate policy, economy, reproductive rights, refugees, diverse perspectives, and more. Read here for guidelines on how to pitch.

Tu Books, an imprint of Lee and Low Books, is actively seeking graphic novels for young readers starring Native and Muslim characters. There is also a call for written submissions of books that incorporate LGBTQ+ experiences and/or feature characters with disabilities.

Videodame is seeking contributors for their monthly guest residency. Contributors will be paid $50 for 1-4 pieces about or inspired by games and gaming culture.

Women Write About Comics is seeking contributors for their new Books section.

Check out writingcareer.com for a list of calls for submission!

Youth

Check out Comics Club, a new blog that highlights and connects comics clubs and shares advice and resources to help youth comic creators. Comics Club is currently hoping to hear from teachers and other educators, existing comics clubs, or members of the community with insight to offer or events to share.

GirlsWhoCode’s Summer Immersion Program is accepting applications for its free nationwide program. Check here to see if there’s a city near you offering a program.

Female and genderqueer individuals between 13 and 18 in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States are invited to submit up to ten pages of comics to Miss Anthology’s comics anthology.

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is accepting applications from young aspiring journalists aged 10-14 until May 31.

Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper are seeking Chicago Public High School student film makers to direct their next music video. Submit treatments by June 2 to be considered.

Children aged 16 and under are invited to enter the Pictures First! Competition for a chance to have their artwork featured on the site with a creative short story written based on their illustration. Submissions are due by July 7.

Resources

Another good reminder for creators.

Have questions about legalities associated with webcomics? Akiva Cohen shared some great legal information for freelancers about copyright through the hashtag #WebcomicsLawSchool! Check it out!

Check out this Automagical Convention Spending Planner developed by Missy Peña with automated calculation developed by LenaLibrarian.

These Art Business Boot Camp PDFs from Drawn & Drafted are available for pay-what-you-want on Gumroad.

The 2016 Artist Alley Convention Survey is now available to view and purchase! Find out which conventions were rated highest by engagement, sales, amenities, and other information, all in easy-to-understand charts and simply written information. Thank you so much Kiriska for putting this together!

Have questions about tabling at an Artist Alley for the first time? Phee set up this awesome 5500-word beginner’s guide! Thanks, Phee!

Becca Hillburn of Nattosoup shared a blog post on Tabling at your First Free Comic Book Day and a guest blog post by Ally Rom Colthoff, maker of Chirault, on prepping comic pages for print. She also shared videos on putting together a mini print portfolio, displaying and organizing mini prints at cons, and lettering comic pages.

Also, thank you, Becca, for this rad tweet chain of great ways to support artists, even without financial flexibility! Never forget the power of your kindness and your good word.

Binley shared these great tips on dynamic poses, perspective, inking, and lighting! Thanks Binley!

The Center for Cartoon Studies has a One-Week Cartooning Workout available to you for free through email sign up.

The Creative Market offers new free resources each week. Sign up via email to be alerted each Monday.

For full time independent contractors and freelancers, here’s a list of deductables, expenses, and other tax advice!

Fandom Forward created a beginner’s activism toolkit for fans of Steven Universe. Check it out!

Get a PDF compilation of tips on composition, grouping, visual hierarchy, coloring, and more on Genice’s gumroad.

Here’s some drawing advice from Jesse Hamm! His Patreon features a ton of art tips, tutorials, and advice, so be sure to check it out! Thanks, Jesse!

“How to Be A Con Artist”  is celebrating its 4th anniversary this year! Have you ever had questions about conventions? Check out their archives for some great tips and advice!

I created a document where people who have skills in web design and are willing and able to assist comic creators in creating their own websites can list themselves. Feel free to add your name, examples, and prices!

Jetpens released a comprehensive guide of the Uni-Ball Signo.

Kibou of Shooting-Stars.org has released 22 new brushes for Clip Studio Paint users! Check out their wide selection of free-to-use brushes and textures!

Megan Lavey-Heaton shared this thread of her step-by-step process for lettering the pages of popular webcomic Namesake. Check it out!

Nilah Magruder created this awesome list of literary agents who represent illustrators. Niki Smith also has one of agents who represent creators of graphic novels. Thank you Nilah and Niki!

Rii shared a guide on drawing ruffles. Thanks Rii!

Looking for tips on following self-hosted comics? Here’s an illustrated guide to using RSS feeds! Thank you Fanny! This thread by fatcrow also explains in a very easy-to understand way. Thank you both!

Claudia Rinofner shared this incredible bit of insight on online tutorials – a tutorial for tutorials, if you will! Thank you so much, Claudia!

Susie of boygirlparty (whose Do Not Want To Do list is THE BEST) shared some info on how to get your stolen work taken down from sites. Thank you Susie!

A tip from Vaughn about displaying books at cons.

Deals

Clip Studio Paint is on sale until June 2. EX is $87 (usually $210), and the PRO version of the software is $25 (usually $48).

Jerry’s Art-A-Rama has an ongoing “Buy It, Try It” sale with hundreds of art supplies on sale for $1 and $2.

Make sure you have business cards before your summer cons! Save $15 off your first purchase from MOO using this code. Thanks, Becca!

Remember to check ComiXologyDick Blick, Jerry’s Art-A-Rama, JoannMichael’s, and RightStuf for their weekly ads, coupons, and specials on comics and art supplies.

Giveaways

Book Riot is giving away a $250 gift card to Barnes and Noble! Book Riot offers many giveaway and insightful articles on their site, so check them out if you’re a fan of books and contemporary critique!

Goodreads constantly offers giveaways for a variety of titles in all genres.

Seven Seas has a new survey for May! Fill out the survey to be entered into a raffle to win a copy of any book Seven Seas has published in 2017!


That’s it for this week! Look out for another post next week with these categories and possibly more. Is there something you’d like to see more of? Something you know about but don’t see here? Let me know!

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Link to the previous Roundup: Weekly Roundup – May 19, 2017

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