Weekly Roundup – July 28, 2017


Welcome to Paper Cat Press’s 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.

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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

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.


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.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2017 is accepting entries from authors previously published in the UK or Ireland. Submit by September 28 for a chance to win £30,000 or £1,000.

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

Did your webcomic debut or will it debut this year before September 30, 2017? Did you publish a comic online or sell it online this year? Fill out this form so I can add you to a post about webcomic debuts and cool comics to check out!

Check out February’s mid-month list of debuts.

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

Crowdfunded Projects


Got a Girl Crush: Issue 06 is running a Kickstarter to fund its printing and pay its contributors.  Got A Girl Crush is a blog and magazine by and about women all around the world who inspire others with their accomplishments. Tier options include a physical copy of Issue 06, a postcard, enamel pins, tote bags, and the opportunity to advertise with the magazine. The Kickstarter ends on July 30.


100 Demon Dialogues: Book and Plushie is raising funds through Kickstarter to print the 100 Demon Dialogues series as well as create a plush Demon from the series. 100 Demon Dialogues features the creator, Lucy Bellwood, and the demonic manifestation of her anxiety and imposter syndrome communicating and compromising with one another in 100 relatable narrative pieces. Tier options include digital, softcover, and hardcover editions of the book, the plushie, and limited edition prints. The Kickstarter ends on July 31.


Transience: An Unforgettable Anthology is running a Kickstarter to raise funds for the anthology’s contributors. Transience explores a near future in which biological terrorism inflicts advanced anterograde amnesia, or the inability to form long-term memories, on the majority of Earth’s population. The only tier option is a digital copy of the anthology. The Kickstarter ends on August 2.


Future Girl #1: A Super Girl with A Social Conscience is running a Kickstarter to fund its production. Future Girl tells the story of the preteen heroine and her best friend, Steadfast, as they fight enemies like The Singularity and learn how personal choices affect our lives and the lives of others. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the inaugural issue of Future Girl and an art print. The Kickstarter ends on August 3.


The Numinous Tarot Deck & Guidebook is running a Kickstarter to fund its production. The Numinous Tarot is an inclusive, queer, feminist 79-card deck featuring gender-neutral courts and Major Arcana beautifully ilustrated by Noel Heimpel. Tier options include the deck and accompanying guidebook, prints, a spread cloth, a custom reading, original artwork, and a commission. The Kickstarter ends on August 7.


Mermaid Hues: A Book of Mermaids is running a Kickstarter to fund its production. The Mermaid Hues book will feature illustrations of mermaids with a rainbow of color themes. Tier options include the book, postcards, and a print. You can also pay more to add a sketch and signature to the front of the book from creator Yoshi Yoshitani. The Kickstarter ends on August 8.


We’re Still Here: An All-Trans Comic Anthology is running a Kickstarter to fund its production. We’re Still Here is an anthology of 55 stories, both fiction and nonfiction, from 55 creative teams and editors who are all trans. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, prints, tote bags, merit badges, and a coloring book. The Kickstarter ends on August 18.


Sparkler Monthly Magazine: Year 5 is running a Kickstarter to fund its fifth year. Sparkler Monthly is an independent fiction magazine publishing femme- and queer-friendly comics, prose, audio dramas, podcasts, and a visual novel in a monthly e-zine format. Most series are available online for free, but paying members receive new content a month ahead of free users and also contribute to creator advances. Tier options include a desktop pack, ebooks or physical books from Sparkler’s printed collection, a year-long membership, e-zines from past years, access to Sparkler’s 18+ “Cherry Bomb” line, and more to come. The Kickstarter ends on August 22.

Creative Opportunities


Apple Cider is looking for a Visual Novel Background Artist and a Music Composer! Contact Apple Cider at apple_cider@ishtera.net with a link to your portfolio, rates and previous work if any.

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!

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

Ink Drop Cafe wants to have an AMA about making your own website and other tech questions! Answer this poll so we can figure out the best time to do it. 🙂

Do you work in interactive fiction? Check out these opportunities, some paid and some with “potential stipends.”

SyonSanteria is looking for a GUI artist for an upcoming VN novel!


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 Cartoon NetworkDHX Media, Nickelodeon, 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

Aberration: A Zine Dedicated to Long Exposure is accepting applications from artists until July 28. All funding generated will be donated to The Trevor Project.

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.

Webcomic collective SpiderForest will be accepting applications for new members from August 1 – August 20.

Forward Together is seeking transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, or Two-Spirit writers and artists for their Trans Day of Resilience project. Participants will be paid $600 each and work in pairs. Applications are due by August 2.

Threadless is accepting submissions for “Holidays” until August 4 and “Anthropomorphism” until August 11. You can submit designs outside of contests anytime here.

Light Grey Art Lab is accepting applications for their upcoming show “Parallel” until August 5.

Aid Another: A D&D Inspired Charity Zine is accepting submissions until August 14. Black and white/grayscale images and comics are welcome.

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.

NSFW! Filthy Figments is looking for new artists! Check out their Open Call Submission packet here for more information. Submissions are due August 31.

The Asexual is seeking submissions of writing and visual art for their next issue “Body” from contributors who identify themselves as members of the asexual spectrum. Submissions are due by September 1.

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.

Lilies Anthology is accepting submissions to their spooky-themed 4th volume SPIDER LILY! Submissions close October 31.

Flora and Fungal: The 2018 Object Head Zine is accepting submissions until November 2. The zine will be distributed digitally for free.

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.

Anthea is looking for guest art for webcomic Fate!

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

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 seeking black women creators and pop culture critique and commentary from black women creators.

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.

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.

Webcomic Full Circle is seeking a new colorist for paid work.

Jerry’s Art-A-Rama hosts a number of art contests, some ongoing and some requiring specific materials.

Joey Donaldson is looking for 3 comic artists for 3 short comics. Paid!

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.

Paper Star Studios is looking for a colorist for an upcoming 18+ BL project with a coloring style similar to these examples. Paid!

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

Are you an LGBTQIAP+ artist looking for comic work? Sarah is looking for an artist to work with writer Marco Lopez for a 120+ page graphic novel that will be funded through Kickstarter.

Tee Franklin is looking for artists to create keychains for Bingo Love. Consider adding your work and portfolio to this thread!

If you’re a Toronto-area artist, cartoonist, or illustrator, please check out this thread to find out how to apply for a paid opportunity to participate in the next Toronto Comics Anthology.

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


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


Conosaurus is LIVE! Browse cons by location, date, and other variables! Check it out and please support their Patreon! Here’s their Weekly Digest #21!

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.

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

KatsuCon’s artist alley applications are open until July 29.

The New Orleans Comics and Zine Fest is accepting applications until July 31. Tables are available for free to residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

The Short Run Comix and Arts Festival in Seattle, Washington on November 4 is accepting exhibitor applications until July 31.

STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo is accepting applications for exhibitor spaces at their September convention in Texas. Prices go up after July 31.

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!


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


Be A Hero: A Shinsou Hitoshi Zine is accepting applications from artists until July 28.

The Indigo Zine celebrating the Galra from Voltron is accepting applications until August 4. Proceeds will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.

The BNHA Zine “Villains” is accepting submissions from fan artists and writers until August 7.

Dawn//Dusk: A Natsume Yuujinchou Fanzine is accepting applications from artists until September 8.

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

The Carole Blake Open Doors Project is accepting applications from residents of the UK over age 18 who are underrepresented in the publishing industry. Successful applicants will shadow a literary agent over 10 working days and will be provided with travel funds and accommodations. Applications are due July 30.

Graywolf Press in Minneapolis is seeking in-person applicants to participate in their 10-month paid Citizen Literary Fellowship. Applications are due July 30.


theOffice in Los Angeles is accepting applications for their fellowship program until August 8. Recipients will have 24/7 access to the writer’s space for 6 months starting September 1.

Bitch Media is accepting applications to their Fellowships for Writers program until August 31. 3-month fellows will receive a $2000 stipend.

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

The Cornish CCS Residency is accepting applications until August 15. Successful applicants will reside in Cornish, New Hampshire, about 16 miles from the Center for Cartoon Studies, from October 16-November 16, and will be offered a stipend along with access to CCS resources.

The Halifax Zine Fair is accepting applications for a residency in the two weeks leading up to the zine fair. Residency recipients will have housing provided and will receive a stipend. Applications are due September 1.

Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is offering a residency as part of their Project to Support Nurturing of Media Arts Creators. Successful applicants will receive a stipend, travel expenses, room and board, and assistance from experts in their field. Apply by September 19 for consideration.

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.

Pop Culture Collaborative offers grants year-round for rapid response initiatives that help advance social change through pop culture.

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.

Are you a professional freelancer experiencing financial duress? The Haven Foundation offers grants and assistance to applicants with chronic illness or injury or other career-threatening emergencies.

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.

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.


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


Digital Manga has positions open for freelance manga letterers.

Voice Acting

PodCastle is seeking a Korean speaker, preferably female, for an upcoming episode. Narrators are paid. Apply soon!

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

Writing and Editing

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.

Forward Together is seeking transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, or Two-Spirit writers and artists for their Trans Day of Resilience project. Participants will be paid $600 each and work in pairs. Applications are due by August 2.

Tales From the Margins is accepting submissions from marginalized game devs until August 15.

Bitch Media is accepting applications to their Fellowships for Writers program until August 31. 3-month fellows will receive a $2000 stipend.

New Lit Salon Press is accepting horror submissions for New Tales of Horror until August 31.

Shame: An Anthology is accepting submissions of poetry, stories, and essays that critically confront shame, its causes, and its effects. Submit by August 31 for consideration.

The Asexual is seeking submissions of writing and visual art for their next issue “Body” from contributors who identify themselves as members of the asexual spectrum. Submissions are due by September 1.

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,  a Tokyo Correspondent, Freelance Editorial Contributors, Convention Correspondents, and an OpenX Expert.

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

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 seeking black women creators and pop culture critique and commentary from black women creators.

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.

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.

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.

Nine Star Press is seeking submissions of romance, erotica, and literary novels. They’re also looking for ARC reviewers.

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.

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 as well as copyeditors. Positions are voluntary.

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


Check out Comics Club, a new blog that highlights and connects comics clubs and shares advice and resources to help youth comic creators.

Are you an LGBTQ+ teen? The University of Connecticut has a survey open to help scientists better understand the needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ teens.

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


Have questions about legalities associated with webcomics? Akiva Cohen shares great legal advice through the hashtag #WebcomicsLawSchool!

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 reviews of Cottonwood Arts Laminated Cold Press Watercolor SheetsWindsor and Newton Watercolor Paper, and Bockingford Watercolor Paper. She also shared a video on Cutting Gator Board for Painting.

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!

Emily Cheeseman shared this graphic explaining “creativity as a cycle between active production and dormant recovery“! Thank you, Emily! Check these great tips for creators, too!

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. His Patreon features a ton of art tips, tutorials, and advice, so be sure to check it out! Thanks, Jesse!

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 Guide to Colored Pencils, Guide to White Ink Pens, a comprehensive guide for Kuru Toga, and a guide to Carbon Fiber Pens.

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

Neil Cicierega created this tool to keep track of the time you spend in your creative programs and how much time you spend distracted! Thanks Neil! (Thank you also for BrodyQuest and so many other points of joy on the internet)

Kikidoodle shared these tips on adjusting colors for print!

Liz Kramer created a template for a standard US comic page for use with Clip Studio Paint!

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!


Barnes & Noble have Yen Press graphic novels on sale through August 2. When you buy 2, get the 3rd one free!

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

Keezy Young’s new graphic novel, Taproot, is available for preorder on Amazon for $7.04! It’s a great deal from the creator of Yellow Hearts!

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

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.


Ash from Experiments in Manga is giving away volume 1 of The Royal Tutor! Retweet the giveaway on Twitter or leave a comment on the post to enter. Giveaway ends on August 2.

Goodreads constantly offers giveaways for a variety of titles in all genres. Check out this one for Becky’s Cloonan’s By Chance or Providence and other graphic novels!


Seven Seas has a new survey for July! 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 – July 21, 2017

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