Weekly Roundup – June 23, 2017

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Happy June! 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 || Fan Zines || Mentorships & Fellowships || Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops || Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants || Teaching || Typesetting || Voice Acting || Writing and Editing || Youth || Resources || Deals || Giveaways


News!

I have separated Fan Zines from the Comics, Illustration, and More and Writing and Editing categories! Check it out here!


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

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

A&U Magazine is accepting submissions of previously unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama related to HIV/AIDS for their Christopher Hewitt Award. Winners will receive $50 and will be published online, with printed publication negotiable. Entires are due July 15.

Thought Bubble’s Young People’s Comic Award is accepting submissions of comics aimed at young audiences from UK creators and publishers until July 28.

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.

Lee and Low Books is also accepting submissions from authors of color to their New Visions Award for middle grade or young adult novels. Submissions will be accepted until October 31.

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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Love Unspoken: An Illustrated Star-Crossed Lovers Zine is running a Kickstarter to fund its production. Love Unspoken is an art book filled with illustrations of star-crossed lovers from myth and history, featuring 24 artist contributors. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, stickers, tote bags, enamel pins, prints, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on June 25.




NSFW! Dirty Diamonds #8: Sex (an all-girls comic anthology) is running a Kickstarter to fund the publication of its 8th book, the newest volume in the Dirty Diamonds anthology comic series. Over 65 women creators have contributed to this volume with semi-autobiographical exploration of what sex means to them. Although the contents of the zine are adult in nature, there is no explicit or smutty content featured. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book,  digital copies of past Dirty Diamonds anthologies, a temporary tattoo, a bookplate, enamel pins, and more. The Kickstarter ends on June 30.


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Fate Book One: Land and Sea is running a Kickstarter to fund its printing. The first three full-color comic chapters of Fate, an all-ages fantasy story, will be printed into the 126-page book to be printed as a result of the Kickstarter’s funding. Additional stretch goals will fund expanded printing quantities, the donation of copies to libraries and schools, and creation of a new short story. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, digital copies of Anthea’s other works, bookmarks, a map of Fate’s world, prints, original artwork, and a comic cameo. The Kickstarter ends on July 1.


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The Peter Pan Manga – Volume 3 is running a Kickstarter to fund its printing and shipping. Elaine Tipping, creator of the manga adaptation, illustrates scenes from the classic Peter Pan more faithfully than the renditions widely seen in popular culture. This third volume will collect chapters 7-10 of the webcomic series, with 134 pages of comics and additional bonus content. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the comic, digital copies of previous volumes, a tote bag, spiral notebooks, keychains, a digital illustration, a marker-colored commission, and more. The Kickstarter ends on July 3.


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Warmer: A Collection of Poetry Comics About Climate Change is running a Kickstarter to fund its printing and shipping. Warmer will contain 112 pages of 16 full-color comic stories. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, other digital mini comics by contributors, prints, and original and/or custom artwork. The Kickstarter ends on July 5.


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The SpiderForest Webcomic Anthology is hosting a Kickstarter to collect funds for its book of 20 standalone comics created by the collective’s members. The book will have 132+ pages of black and white and color comics that incorporate spiders or forests. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, the Spider Forest coloring book from a past Kickstarter, and enamel pin, prints, commissions, and a comic cameo. The Kickstarter ends on July 14.


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Speculative Relationships: Volume 3 is hosting a Kickstarter to fund its production. The third and final volume of the Speculative Relationships series will feature 180 pages of comics involving romance and the outermost limits of speculative fiction. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, digital copies of all three volumes, a digital behind-the-scenes book, and prints. The Kickstarter ends on July 19.


Creative Opportunities

General

The Comic Tea Party is a weekly “book club” for webcomics. Participate in the Discord chat weekly on Thursdays at 5pm to 7pm PST. Sign your comic up for a chance to have it read and discussed in the group!

Are you a fan of online community events, but struggle to “arrive” on time due to scheduling conflicts? Fill out this survey to share your availability and help event organizers develop a schedule that works best for you!

Looking for other weekly chats on Twitter? Ink Drop Cafe lists them on this handy calendar!

Animation

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.

Disney is accepting applications from recent grads as Trainee Story Artists for 6-, 12-, or 18-month stints until August 6. Other open positions and internships are available!

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

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

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

Threadless is accepting submissions for laundry bags or negative space. Entries are due June 30. You can submit designs outside of contests anytime here.

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.

The Silhouette is accepting comic submissions to their anthology until July 31. Contributors will be paid $10 per page and, after successful Kickstarter funding, will receive 10 complimentary copies of the anthology, as well as the opportunity to buy books at-cost.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is seeking an artist or creative team to illustrate a graphic novel on the Georgetown Steam Plant. Applications are open to artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or British Columbia until August 15.

Sweaty Palms Volume 2 is accepting applications until September 1.

Comic Book Hour is hosting a Power Ups: Vilified anthology. Teams of 2-4 people work together on a 4-page comic. Once completed, the submissions will be collected into an anthology which participants must print themselves and sell at an established rate, should they choose to sell copies. Submissions are due September 17.

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.

Weekly Shonen Jump is holding a Universal Manga Contest with MediBang! They’ve even made a free new program, Jump Paint, to help illustrate and tone your creation. You can submit up to 5 entries in any genre at a length of 55 pages or less. Submissions are due January 5, 2018.


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! They are also open to feature suggestions and contributors.

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

Cicada is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, comics, and illustration.

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.

Drae is seeking family portraits of nontraditional families, particularly families of color. This opportunity is unpaid but seeks to show the diversity of families outside of the typical healthy, happy, nuclear structure.

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.

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

NSFW! Oh Joy! Sex Toy is accepting applications for guest comics. Comic pages created are creator-owned, and the creators are paid $110 per page.

Power and Magic Press is seeking nonbinary cartoonists for future fantasy projects. Sign up to be included on their list.


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 #16!


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.

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.

Comic Arts LA is accepting exhibitor applications until June 25.

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.

The OC Zine Fest is accepting vendor applications for the August 19 event in Anaheim, California!

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

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

The San Fernando Valley Zine Fest is accepting applications for vendors until June 19.

SF Zine Fest is still accepting applications until June 20!

The Short Run Comix and Arts Festival in Seattle, Washington on November 4 is accepting exhibitor 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

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!

Fan Zines

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

The Widowmaker Zine is accepting submissions of fan art and fan fiction until June 30.

Luna Nova, A Little Witch Academia zine, is accepting submissions of illustrations or 1-2 page comics until July 13. Contributors will receive a free copy of the zine and profits will be split.

Blank Party is hosting a Chrono Party zine celebrating Chrono Trigger. Submissions of comics and illustration will be accepted until July 15. All selected contributors will receive a hard copy book, and all submissions will be featured on the website.

The Yu-Gi-Oh Fashion Zine is accepting applications from artists until July 15.

The Overwatch Family Zine is accepting submissions until August 15. Profits will be split among the artists, with 5% of profits going to the zine organizer and shipper.

Mentorships & Fellowships

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.

The Tempest is seeking Fellows in a number of areas until July 28.

Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops

Light Grey Art Lab is accepting applications to their Iceland Residency until July 15.

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

Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants

A number of micro grants are available for marginalized writers.

Canadian artists and cultural connectors are welcome to apply for grant funds through the Professional Development for Arts Professionals of Supporting Artistic Practice. Details on how and when you can apply are available on the page.

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

The Liberty Foundation will be accepting applications later this year for fellowships that provide a $60,000 stipend and coaching support for creators. Sign up for their mailing list to hear the latest news.

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.

CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, is accepting applications for the Cupcake Award until July 31. The winner will receive $250 to print their next zine, a half table at next year’s event, and the mentor support of Edie Fake.

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

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.

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

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.

Impossible Archetype is seeking poetry from LGBTQ+ writers for their second issue. Submissions are due by July 16.

Swamp Bitch Books is seeking submissions of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror fiction from LGBTQ+ writers of color for an upcoming anthology project. Submit stories of 8000 words or less by July 30 to be considered. Check submissions guidelines and payment details here.

Fiyah Lit Mag is accepting submissions of fiction and poetry from members of the African diaspora for their 4th issue, themed ROOTS, until July 31.

The In Praise zine is accepting submissions until July 31. Critique, discussion, narratives, and analysis of fandom culture are welcome. Here’s more on what they’re looking for.

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.

Nine Star Press is seeking submissions for their LGBTQIA+ Fairy Tale Anthology project until July 31.

Lethe Press has open submissions and is seeking submissions for 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.


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 News or Interest Interns, Tokyo Correspondent, Freelance Editorial Contributors, Convention Correspondents, and an OpenX Expert.

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! They are also open to feature suggestions and contributors.

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.

Cicada is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, comics, and illustration.

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.

Nine Star Press is seeking submissions of romance, erotica, and literary novels.

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.

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. Submit your work by July 17 for consideration.

Natalie “Tally” Nourigat offers advice & resources for young cartoonists ages 14-18 (although this is good advice for creators at any age)!

Resources

Have questions about legalities associated with webcomics? Akiva Cohen shares great legal advice through the hashtag #WebcomicsLawSchool! Last week’s topic was Copyright Registration.

Now that con season is here, check out this Automagical Convention Spending Planner developed by Missy Peña with automated calculation developed by LenaLibrarian.

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 wrote a comprehensive post on Feed Readers for webcomic readers. She also shared videos on Mailing Commissions and Making Stickers at Home.

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

Check out the Draw This! Youtube channel for free life drawing sessions every Friday evening!

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

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

Jesse Hamm shared a list of recommended books for information on composition, draftsmanship, visual narrative, and art theory. He also made a great thread on the subtlety needed for effective communication in visual media. His Patreon features a ton of art tips, tutorials, and advice, so be sure to check it out! Thanks, Jesse!

Katie Lane shared their email newsletter signup that gives tips on publishing contracts!

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!

Need to update your Twitter header? Imaginary Friend made a template to help you out!

Jessica and Jacinta covered Endings – what makes them good, and how the scale of “bittersweetness” plays a role! Great food for thought! Here’s all of their writing advice  collected into a Moment!

Jetpens released a comprehensive guide of the Pentel EnerGel.

MediBang, in collaboration with Shonen Jump, have released Jump Paint, a new, free digital program for drawing and toning comics.

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!

Kikidoodle shared these tips on adjusting colors for print!

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!

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 method. 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

Barnes and Noble’s Buy 2 Get 1 Free Manga Sale is on now until July 5. The sale applies to most Viz titles.

Clip Studio Paint is on sale for up to 60% off until June 27!

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

NSFW! June is offering 10% all orders this month with code “Pride17”. Domestic shipping is free for orders over $50 (usually $75) and free for international orders over $125 (usually $200).

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

Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology is on sale this month. Use code “WitchPRIDE” for 25% off.

The SQUARE chip reader is on sale for $29 (usually $49). Great security for convention artists!

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

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

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

Sparkler Monthly also has a survey available. Fill it out to be entered into a raffle for a free ebook or 30-day membership to Sparkler!

Der-Shing Helmer is giving away volume one of The Meek! RT this post to enter. The giveaway ends June 25.


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 – June 16, 2017

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