Weekly Roundup: November 24, 2017

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Happy (day after) Thanksgiving to US readers! 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.

Want to jump to a specific section? Use the links below:
News || 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

The price of the Forever stamp is going up on January 20. Rates on flat rate shippers are also expected to increase.

Helping Others

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

Here’s a list of free or low-cost mental health resources. Thank you so much for compiling this list, Tiffany!

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 Goodreads Choice Awards is accepting votes! The final round of votes will close by November 27. Be sure to check out the Graphic Novels section!

The 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for excellence in LGBTQIA+ literature and by LGBTQIA+ creators is accepting submissions for consideration through December 1.

The Dwayne McDuffie Award is accepting applications from diverse comic creators and diverse works. Submissions will be accepted until December 31.

The Laydeez Do Comics Women’s Prize for Unpublished Graphic Novels in Progress is accepting submissions from UK female-identifying comic artists until January 13, 2018. The selected winner will receive £2,000, and five runner-ups will receive £200 and a one-on-one critique session with an acclaimed graphic novelist. Submit 12 pages of a comic project for consideration.

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 an upcoming 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

lovenotfound

Love Not Found Illustrated Calendar is running a Kickstarter to fund its production and fulfillment. The calendar contains 12 illustrations, one for each month, by Love Not Found artist Gina Biggs. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the calendar, digital and physical copies of Love Not Found volume 1, and signed and personalized sketches within the calendar. The Kickstarter ends on November 28.


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Alex Priest – A Genderqueer Vampire Hunter – #1 & 2 is running a Kickstarter to fund the production and fulfillment of these issues and the third issue to come. Alex Priest follows the titular lead and their ex Janelle Garcia as they face off against magic-using vampires and demons. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the books, trading cards, and stickers. The Kickstarter ends on November 30.


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Furr: A Comic Anthology About Cats is running a Kickstarter to fund its production and fulfillment. Furr collects the work of publisher Tabulit’s talented artists into over 100 pages of comics and illustrations involving cats. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, subscriptions to Tabulit’s comics service, and postcards. The Kickstarter ends on December 1.


herbloddandbone

Her Blood and Bone is running a Kickstarter to raise funds for its printing and fulfillment. The art book is a collection of 31 pen-and-ink illustrations by artist Angela Boyle portraying animal women, each one accompanied by stories of dark humor. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, a print, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on December 5.


inclusive

Not So Super Publishing is running a Kickstarter to produce Inclusive Picture Books Kids and Adults Will Enjoy! The Kickstarter aims to raise the funds necessary to publish and fulfill orders for inclusive children’s books Gumgah and the Grumpledonk, illustrated by Micheline Hess, and The Booger Queen, illustrated by Christine Larsen. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the books, custom portraits, and original artwork. The Kickstarter ends on December 13.


sunwayward

The Sun and the Wayward Wind: Relaunch is relaunching their campaign to produce and fulfill their anthology. The book features 180 full-color pages with contributions by fourteen comic creators and ten illustrators who explore legends and lore from North America. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the anthology, a digital desktop, postcards, patches, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on December 13.


cmykitty

Artist M. Victoria Robado, aka Shouri, is running a Kickstarter to raise funds to produce and fulfill CMYKitty Purse, Pins, Patches and more! Sassy Kitty Pins. Shouri is using her CMYKitty design, wildly popular as an enamel pin, to produce a purse and coin bag. Tier options include patches, stickers, enamel pins, a coin bag, a purse, and signed “Thank You” postcards. The Kickstarter ends on December 15.


habibi

Habibi: A Muslim Love Story Anthology is raising funds on Kickstarter for its production and fulfillment. Habibi features the prose and comics of Muslim women contributors and their reflections on love, be it familial, platonic, or romantic in nature. Available digitally or as a softcover, the anthology consists of 147 black-and-white pages featuring Muslimah perspectives. Tier options include physical and digital copies of the book, postcards, and prints. The Kickstarter ends on December 21.


wanderlust

WANDERLUST: A Mythology Anthology is a new anthology project raising funds for production and fulfillment on Kickstarter. Wanderlust reimagines legends and lore from around the world with the help of comics, illustrations, and prose crafted by nearly 50 contributors. Tier options include digital and physical copies of Wanderlust, prints, commissions, and an original customized illustrated story. The Kickstarter ends on December 21. There’s a Black Friday tier available until Saturday night, so check it out!


blackmagic

The Black Magic Zine is running a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo to raise funds for production, fulfillment, and donation to the United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund. Over 35 black women and nonbinary artists contributed illustrations and comics of black women in the fantasy genre. Tier options include digital and physical versions of the zine, stickers, prints, and an enamel pin.

General

Did you or will you table in an artist alley in the US this year? Take the 2017 Artist Alley Convention Survey here.

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!

Format shared this article about major publications and their rates for illustrators. Submit your experiences to expand what we know about rates!

New Visions is also accepting anonymous information about editorial illustration pay.

If you’re an artist who uses the internet to further your career, fill out this survey!

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

RoguesPortal is looking for indie comics, games, books, and movies to review.

Are you a comic critic or journalist? Take this survey!

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

Animation

(Kilkenny, Ireland) Cartoon Saloon is seeking Production Coordinators and Managers, a Scene Prep Artist, a Background Artist, and an Animation Supervisor.

Laura Price shared tips for applying to animation studios.

Studio Yotta is seeking two 2D animators – 1 capable of animating shots with ~10 moving characters, and one game animation specialist.

(Burbank, California) Walt Disney Animation Studios is hiring Software Engineers, a Creative Executive, and Summer Interns specializing in visual development, CG animation, and story art.

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 Cartoon NetworkDHX 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. Cartoon Network also has several positions in Production available!

Comics, Illustration, and More

Threadless is accepting design submissions for one line through today, November 24, and a tattoo design for December 1. You can submit designs outside of contests anytime here.

Recondite Hill is accepting horror comic pitches about monsters and eerie environments until November 24. Accepted artists will be given $10 per page with the possibility of Kickstarter bonuses.

Kodansha and Wacom are accepting submissions to their UQ Holder! drawing contest until November 26.

StArt Faire is accepting submissions for their 21st issue until November 29. They’re especially seeking exclusive comics and regular writing contributors.

ArtOrder is accepting submissions of Tiny Dragons for a 3″ x 3″ art book until November 30.

Omenana is accepting submissions of art and writing from creators from Africa and the African diaspora until December 2. Submissions should be speculative, hopeful, previously unpublished, and involve characters, settings, or themes directly related to the Africa continent.

The 120 Project Comic Anthology Project is accepting submissions of social justice comics 1-2 pages long through December 15. Contributors will not be paid, as the anthology will be funded through Kickstarter with proceeds going to the ACLU.

Queerly Represent Me is accepting submissions of writing and art pertaining to queer representation in video games and any related intersections of diverse representation and expression in media until December 31. Accepted submissions will be collected into a zine and contributors will receive evenly split compensation depending on funds raised.

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.

Volume 5 of the Lilies Anthology: Tiger Lily is accepting comics about self-love through February 14.

Hellcat Press is accepting pitches for horror anthology Screams Heard ‘Round the World through February 28, 2018. Accepted entrants will receive $20 and a free copy of the final book.

The Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition is accepting applications from artists and writers who have not yet published a complete graphic novel. Applications close February 28, 2018.

The Silent Manga Audition‘s 9th competition event is accepting submissions through March 31, 2018. This SMA has a limit of 16 pages or less and a choice of three themes to select from. Comic submissions should be silent and without dialogue.


404 Ink is seeking comic contributors for We Shall Fight Until We Win, an anthology celebrating the women who helped achieve the right to vote in the UK.

AfterLight Comics is seeking a colorist for an upcoming horror comic.

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

Asexual Artists is seeking creative asexual interviewees all year long.

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.

Carnation Books is accepting submissions of queer genre fiction and welcomes fanfiction writers seeking to transition into publishing their original writing content. They are actively seeking submissions with asexual or aromantic main characters. They are also seeking cover artists and plot and style editors.

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

Daniel Fishel is hiring illustrators for Thrillist in early 2018. Send a postcard of your art to this address to be considered.

EFNIKS is accepting submissions from LGBTQ+ writers and artists of color for paid features. Here is a list of their upcoming themes.

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.

Gillian is looking for flatters and their rates!

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

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 seeking contributors for early 2018. Artists are paid $110/page and retain rights to their work.

Pink Narcissus Press is seeking SF/F speculative fiction of 50,000 words or more and artwork.

The PLUS Project is seeking personal stories and artwork submissions from LGBT contributors for an upcoming anthology project for charity.

Steve Morris is seeking a British woman of color to interview about their work in comics.

WebComicChat is looking for volunteer artists for upcoming chat topics.

Zine-O-Matic, a zine subscription service, is open for zine submissions!


Check out Arts for LA, College Art Opportunities, or Graphic Competitions 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 ConFusion and WisCon 2018.

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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 #37!

Conosaurus held their first weekly Twitter chat! Join #ConTalkTues every Tuesday at 8PM EST!


Artist Alley tables are available for ClexaCon 2018.

The Dear Diary Zine Fest is accepting applications through December 15.

Denver Comic Con 2018 is accepting applications from exhibitors.

Artist Alley tables are available for HeroesCon 2018.

Exhibitor and Artist Alley tables are available for Indiana Comic Con 2018.

Exhibitor and Artist Alley tables are available for Long Beach Comic Expo 2018.

Rose City Comic Con 2018 is accepting applications for artist alley, maker’s market, and exhibitors.

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, or VANCAF, is accepting applications for its artist alley until December 31.

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

A Chris Giacometti zine is accepting applications from writers and artists until November 26.

The Power of Nakama: A One Piece Fanzine is accepting applications from artists through November 26. Proceeds will be split between the selected artists.

The Cartoon Girls Zine, celebrating female characters in cartoons from 2000-2009, is accepting applications from artists until December 1.

The Yu Yu Hakusho Fan Zine is accepting applications from artists for illustrations and comics until December 1. All proceeds will be split among contributors.

Story of Heroes: An Overwatch Folklore/Fairytale AU Zine is accepting submissions from writers and artists until December 3.

The Little Witch Academia Tarot Deck is accepting applications from artists through December 6. All proceeds generated will be split among contributors and the zine organizer.

Pinned Up: A Shiro-Centric Zine is accepting applications from artists until December 6. Contributors can choose between a $45 payment or 5 copies of the final published zine.

Story of Heroes, a folklore- and fairytale-inspired Overwatch fan zine, is accepting applications from authors and artists until December 8.

The Stranger Things Zine is accepting submissions from artists until December 8. Proceeds will be donated to an undecided charity.

The Houseki no Kuni zine is accepting applications from artists until December 10. Proceeds will be donated to an environment-related charity.

The BTS Zine is accepting applications through December 23. Profits will either be split between artists or donated to the BTS x UNICEF “Love Myself” campaign.

Looking for more fan zines to submit to? Check out Find Anthologies and ZineAppCalls for more! Have a finished zine project you want to advertise? Check out Zine RTer!

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 Writing in the Margins Mentor Program is accepting applications from emerging writers with completed manuscripts until November 28.

Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops

Check out the Alliance of Art CommunitiesArts for LA, College Art Opportunities for exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities.

Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants

The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Color is accepting submissions of books first published in the UK and written by British and British resident BAME writers. Those awarded will receive £1,000. Submissions are due November 30.

JUMP/START is accepting applications from makers through December 8. Selected applicants will receive a $1000 stipend, 24/7 access to the Generator makerspace, free tool-training classes, entry to 6 bi-weekly guest speaker workshops, and 1-on-1 mentoring.

The Writers’ Award 2018 is accepting submissions of 20,000-30,000 words from unpublished authors residing in the British Commonwealth through December 13. The selected applicant will receive £10,000.

I Need Diverse Games has applications open for its GDC Scholarship, which will award 25 individuals with Conference + Summits packages to the 2018 Game Developers Conference. Applications close December 14.

The Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to reward $100,000 to emerging mid-career applicants pursuing innovative projects focused on racial justice. Applications are due by December 20.

The Will Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grant is accepting applications from libraries with ALA memberships seeking to expand their current graphic novel collections and services. The Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant is accepting applications from libraries with ALA memberships who would like to initiate a graphic novel program. Applications for both are due January 26, 2018.

The Creators for Creators Grant for $30,000 is accepting applications from single artists or writer/artist duos to support the creation of original comics work. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2018.


A number of micro grants are available for marginalized writers.

Melanie Gillman shared this list of Grants, Fellowships, and Residencies for Cartoonists! Thanks, Melanie!

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.

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

StArt Faire is accepting submissions for their 21st issue until November 29. They’re especially seeking exclusive comics and regular writing contributors.

Haymarket Books is seeking a full-time manuscript editor. Applicants may be located in Chicago or remote. Apply by November 30 for consideration.

Influx Press is accepting submissions from agented and unagented women of color through November 31.

BuzzFeed is accepting applications for their Emerging Writers Fellowship until December 4. Recipients will be based in New York from March 5 to June 29 and will receive a $14,000 stipend.

Mason Jar Press is accepting submissions of short queer urban fantasy-adjacent fiction for their Broken Metropolis Anthology through December 7.

Bedside Press is seeking submissions from trans women and trans feminine writers for Maiden, Mother, and Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes. Submissions must be received by December 15.

Iridium Magazine is currently accepting short story submissions of genre fusion and speculative fiction through December 15, the end of their winter reading period.

The Asexual is accepting works from asexual writers of color for their fourth issue “On the Intersection of Race and Asexuality” until December 20.

Angry Robot is accepting submissions of completed SF/F manuscripts from unagented writers during their Open Door period. Submit by December 31 for consideration.

Book Smugglers Publishing is accepting short story submissions with the theme of “awakenings” until December 31.

Game Studies is accepting submissions of writing 6500-8000 words in length for their special issue on “Queerness and Videogames.” Intersectional perspectives on queerness in and around video games are welcome. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your final work, which is due by December 31.

Lethe Press is seeking submissions for A Midas Clutch: Tales of Opulent Horror for horror stories featuring the wealthy, due by December 31. Queer speculative fiction is preferred. Stories featuring negative perspectives of LGBTQ+ individuals will be rejected.

NSFW! Cleis Press is seeking submissions for the Best Gay Erotica of the Year Volume 4 until January 5, 2018.

Kitaab is accepting submissions for The Best Asian Speculative Fiction anthology from Asian contributors worldwide until January 15, 2018.

NSFW! Circlet Press is seeking short story submissions for their upcoming anthology Fantastic Beasts and Where to F*** Them through February 1, 2018.

NSFW! Cleis Press is seeking submissions for the Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 3 until February 15, 2018. Selected contributors will receive $100 and a copy of the book.

NineStar Press is accepting submissions of romantic fiction with the theme “LOST.” Submissions are due April 30, 2018.

Lethe Press is seeking submissions of short stories featuring gay men in the 18th and 19th centuries for The Decadents until May 2018.

Black from the Future: A Black Speculative Fiction Anthology is accepting submissions through June 30, 2018.


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 Interns, Freelance Editorial Contributors, and a Convention Correspondents.

The Arcana is seeking a writer, preferably in the LA area but a remote position will be considered for the right candidate.

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 of queer genre fiction and welcomes fanfiction writers seeking to transition into publishing their original writing content. They are actively seeking submissions with asexual or aromantic main characters. They are also seeking cover artists and plot and style editors.

Choice of Games is hiring writers for their new line of interactive romance games.

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

Culturess is seeking new contributors!

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.

EFNIKS is accepting submissions from LGBTQ+ writers and artists of color for paid features. Here is a list of their upcoming themes.

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.

Latinx Publishing is seeking more mentors for its 2018 Writer/Mentor program.

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.

Macmillian Learning is hiring a freelance copy editor.

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

The Mary Sue is hiring freelance writers, especially those with pitches on queer representation, video games, and music.

Ms En Scene is accepting review and essay pitches from women and nonbinary people regarding film and TV.

NineStar 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.

Panel Patter is looking for contributors, particularly from writers interested in manga and webcomics!

Pink Narcissus Press is seeking SF/F speculative fiction of 50,000 words or more and artwork.

The PLUS Project is seeking personal stories and artwork submissions from LGBT contributors for an upcoming anthology project for charity.

Pride.com is seeking writers of pop culture & entertainment to write about lesbian and trans stories.

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.

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

Youth

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

Check out the NewPages Young Writers Guide for artists and writers seeking to submit their work to publications!

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

Resources

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!

Did you or will you table in an artist alley this year? Take the 2017 Artist Alley Convention Survey here.

Becca Hillburn of Nattosoup shared an overview of fountain pens and a guest post by Kabocha on masking art for marker airbrushing. Be sure to check her Youtube channel for new video interviews with independent artists, walkthoughs with dip pen nibs, tutorials, and more.

Check out Business of Illustration for smart business tips for illustrators!

Comic Art Ed has a new website! Check out the podcast “Drawing a Dialogue,” the recommended reading list, and more!

Patreon clarified their stance on adult materials, but in case you want to try a different approach to selling adult content, here are Der-shing’s tips for doing so!

The Crash Override Network has resources on what to do if you’re a victim of online harrassment and/or doxxing and how to protect yourself.

Exploring Comics shared a list of stores ran by independent creators leading up to Cyber Monday! Check it out and add your own!

Fai wrote a comprehensive Zine Organizing Guide. Thanks, Fai!

Have trouble drawing people wearing glasses? This tweet has all the references you’ll need!

Lucy Bellwood made a post on The Financial Realities of Going Viral.

Melissa McCommon shared a blog post about making a con kit! Thanks, Melissa!

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

Peahat created a webcomic theme that you can host on Github pages for free. It was developed so those with little or no coding experience can set up a webcomic site without complications. Check here if you have any questions, or send a DM Peahat‘s way! Thank you so much for this awesome resource, Peahat!

Sam shared a thread of helpful, free resources for webcomic artists looking to advertise their work. Sam also created a new free doily brush set for Photoshop, an update to the doily megapack, new Clip Studio brushes, new Photoshop patterns, and a Clip Studio Paint tutorial! Thanks, Sam!

Sarah shared a great thread on how to give and what to expect from a portfolio review. So did Sam!

Shay shared these great tips on selecting zines to participate in. These are also the guidelines that I follow, though I welcome first-time organizers so long as they are organized and transparent.

Strangely Katie shared this great list of ways to develop a creative project outside of drawing or otherwise directly making! Thanks, Katie!

Deals

You’ll be able to find a lot of deals this weekend in the US thanks to Black Friday sales. Be sure to check your local listings and compare prices online to get the best deals! Here are some art-related and nerd-adjacent deals:

Amazon has a great deal on a Prismacolor Premier colored pencil kit. Thanks for sharing this, Nighte!

Today only, Apple is offering a $100 gift card with select Apple purchases. Buy the iPad Pro today and the Apple Pen ($100) tomorrow for “free.” (The new Clip Studio Paint app for iPad will require a monthly subscription, but is free for the first 6 months when you download it by December 20. This could be a good solution for artists who want a Cintiq but can’t afford its high price tag.)

Clip Studio Paint is once again on sale – $25 for Pro, and $87 for EX.

Daiya Manga lists great deals for manga and anime! Here’s their Thanksgiving guide.

Exploring Comics is sharing links to the shops of small press comic creators.

Mossery is having a 25% off sale.

The Nerdy Bird shared this awesome geeky holiday gift guide.

Use code “HOLIDAY” through Monday to get 20% off all purchases from the SPARKLER store.

ZapCreatives is offering 25% off clear acrylic charms and custom stickers with code “GETIN.”

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 has a giveaway for a $500 gift certificate to your favorite book store that closes November 26 and another for a new waterproof Oasis Kindle that closes on November 30.

Goodreads constantly offers giveaways for a variety of titles in all genres. Check out these giveaways for graphic novels, like these ones for Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the WorldThe Prince and the Dressmaker, and Roots.

Seven Seas has a new survey for October! 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 – November 17, 2017

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