Weekly Roundup: August 9, 2019

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.

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News || Helping Others || Awards || Recent Webcomic Debuts || Crowdfunded Projects || General || Animation || Comics, Illustration, and More || Conventions and Events || Designers || Fan Zines || Games || Mentorships & Fellowships || Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops || Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants || Teaching || Typesetting || Voice Acting || Writing and Editing || Youth and Internships || Resources || Deals || Giveaways


News

  • If you follow Paper Cat Press on WordPress, the emails you receive when I post may wind up in your Spam folders, even if you check the emails every week. Be sure to check, and mark as “Not Spam”! I will create a new mailing list in April soon that will hopefully address this.
  • SPX has created a legal aid fund in support of 11 indie artists and an indie publisher who are faced with a defamation lawsuit because they spoke out against another creator’s alleged pattern of sexual abuse. Please support their cause and send the message that survivors of sexual assault do not feel afraid to speak out against their abusers and supporters of victims should not pay for an abuser’s crimes.

Social Resources

Remember to rest, eat, and drink water when you can. Take care of yourself the best that you can. You, your presence, and your work have an incredible impact on the people around you. You should be here.

Awards

The Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity is accepting applications from US libraries and staff who overcome adversity and create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers. A $10,000 cash award will be given to a US library, and four runners-up will receive $1,000 in Penguin Random House books.

The Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards is accepting submissions of works of horror created by women (cis or trans) until December 31. The awards will be announced in 2020.

The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction will announce its winners on February 14, 2020. While there is no formal submissions process and judges are tasked with making note of memorable romance fiction, you are welcome to submit your work for consideration.

Crowdfunded Projects


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Lucky Pocket Press is currently raising funds to purchase a risograph printer to serve its artist collective. This independent publishing press seeks to work directly with artists to keep their printing costs low and facilitate the creation of unique merchandise for its members. Tier options include an enamel pin, a tote bag, their press’ first comic Dear Basil, a Dear Basil figure, and a crewneck top. The Kickstarter ends on August 14.


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Lynne M. Thomas is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to fund Uncanny Magazine Year 6: Raise the Roof, Raise the Rates! The Hugo Award-winning magazine publishes science fiction and fantasy fiction, poetry, prose, and provocative nonfiction, and funds raised will be used to pay contributors, staff, and related costs. Tier options include digital copies of issues, a subscription to year 6, print copies of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, podcast access, postcards, autographed books, manuscript critiques, and more! the Kickstarter ends on August 14.



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Megan Purdy of Bleating Heart Press is currently raising funds to produce BUN & TEA #1. This first issue will contain 65 pages of content–about 50 pages of comics, and about 15 pages of fun magazine-like trimming, such as quizzes. Tier options include digital and physical copies of issue #1, and a print. The Kickstarter ends on August 15.


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Bones McKay and Ursula Gray are currently raising funds to produce The Scourge of Ninepoint: Issue #2. The Scourge of Ninepoint is an epic fantasy with a cast of anthropomorphic animals, to be told in 9 volumes total. Tier options include digital and physical copies of issues 1 and 2, an enamel pin, a t-shirt, and an illustration. The Kickstarter ends on August 15.


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Marie Enger is currently raising funds to produce The Bones of This Place. The Bones of This Place is a 48 page, 9×6, hardcover graphic homage to loneliness and unwanted transformation. Tier options include digital and hardcover versions of the book, original artwork, a sticker, a patch, and a hand-knitted wool hood. The Kickstarter ends on August 16.


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button_new3 Iron Spike of Iron Circus Comics is currently raising funds to produce YOU DIED! An Anthology of the Afterlife. Featuring a foreword by Caitlin Doughty of Ask A Mortician, the anthology aims to encourage death positivity and features both early-career and experienced, award-winning contributors. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book. The Kickstarter ends on August 21.


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button_new3 Mandy Robertson is currently raising funds to produce Don’t Cry Witch: Volume One. The full color comic follows seven friends whose inner magic is awakened by a chance encounter with an 8-legged deer. But in a world where magic and witchcraft are banned, what will they do with their abilities? Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, stickers, mini prints, a bookplate, a charm, and enamel pins. The Kickstarter ends on August 22.


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button_new3 Vera Greentea of Greentea Publishing is raising funds to produce Women Do Not Creep By Daylight: A Ghost Story. The 32-page comic follows Kate and her mother, who must seek out work after Kate’s father is killed at work. But it appear that the Castle Carrickdain is haunted, and even skeptical Kate will have to contend with the building’s secrets. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, a digital sketchbook, a wallpaper, a door hanger, and an enamel pin. The Kickstarter ends on August 23.


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button_new3 NSFW! Tab Kimpton is currently raising funds to produce Come Together: A European Anthology of Erotic Comics. The 180-page full-color comic anthology features 13 erotic stories based on the theme of “reunion.” Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, a book signed by all contributors, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on August 31.


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button_new3 Lucy Kagan is currently raising funds to produce the fourth issue in witchy anthology series Hazel: A Witches’ Lifestyle Zine, Issue IV: Ritual. The full-color book features the comics, prose, artwork, and how-tos on the theme of Ritual, all inspired by finding magic in the everyday, personal growth, and building friendships. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, PDFs of past issues, stickers, prints, wooden pins, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on August 31.


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button_new3 ComixCentral is currently raising funds to produce ComixCentral Presents: The Best of Indie Anthology 2019. The all-ages anthology features 15 stories told in over 100 pages of comics created by 28 creators located worldwide. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the comic, a t-shirt, a full-page ad in the book, and a digital ad on ComixCentral.com. The Kickstarter ends on September 1.


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button_new3 Eddy Hedington is currently raising funds to produce Monster Mashup Comic Anthology. The 152-page comic anthology features 21 stories by 47 creators that feature monsters from the public domain mashed up with other creatures from legends and lore. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book and an 11×17″ print. The Kickstarter ends on September 1.

General

The updated Diversity in Children’s Books 2018 Infographic is now available. Unfortunately, “children’s literature continues to misrepresent underrepresented communities.”

Cartuna is seeking manga-style illustrators and/or anime-style animators for a project in NYC.

button_new3 If you’re a Filipino artist, add your name to the Filipino American Artist Directory!

Jaleesa Rosario of the University of Michigan is looking for Black creators and creators of color who do business online as artists to fill out an anonymized survey. Participants will receive a small stipend for their time.

The Kurodahan Press Translation Prize is accepting entries until end of day September 30, Japan time. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of 30,000 yen and a contract for publication for an additional payment to the winner.

The Latinx Collective shared a directory of Latina and Latinx small business owners and collectives. Check it out!

button_new3 LGBTQube is seeking Artists, Writers, Content & Producer Creators to be paid contributors for an upcoming queer centric subscription book box. Please apply here.

Did you or will you table in an artist alley in the US in 2019? Take the 2019 Artist Alley Convention Survey here. The results of the 2018 survey are available 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!


Animation

Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwide that’s updated daily. You can find a directory of currently open animation jobs at animatedjobs.comSee Entertainment Careers for more listings.


Comics, Illustration, and More

  • Bedside Press is providing pitch feedback, crowdfunding mentorship, and publication advice for free.
  • The Comics Workforce Study is now available. Thank you Sasha Bassett for all of your work in collecting and parsing this data!
  • The Fantasy Fashion Zine is accepting submissions of illustrations and writing until August 17. Contributors will receive about 2.5% of total profits and a digital copy of the zine.
  • endingbutton_4 button_new3 Threadless is accepting artwork for the following design challenges: Oceanography, due today, August 9; and The Third Dimension, due August 17.
  • DigiComix is accepting applications from artists comfortable with drawing muscular, “jock”-like men for the upcoming “Ghost Bros” comic until August 15.
  • Fiyah Lit Mag is accepting applications from artists who wish to do cover work until August 20.
  • Webtoon is giving away 300 Clip Studio Paint licenses. You can enter by submitting artwork of your original character holding a sign that reads #WEBTOONCanvasSweeps until August 25. For more details, click here.
  • Arledge Comics is accepting submissions of comics, illustrations, and short stories for upcoming multi-book anthology collection Legends and Lore: Titans and Tradition until August 31.
  • MediBang Paint is hosting the Famous Novels Illustration Contest. Illustrators can create work inspired by on of the famous literary works listed and submit until August 30 for a chance at cash prizes.
  • Old Growth Press is currently accepting submissions of poetry, prose, or art-focused comics that speaks to the experience of being a BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2S+ individual, from Canada-based creators, and particularly from BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ folks, until September 1.
  • The Blobby Horror Zine is accepting work until September 20. Selected contributors will not be compensated, but will be provided with files to print and sell the finished zine.
  • The JUMP Paint Global Artistic Manga Award is accepting entries until September 24. Entries must be over 3 pages and submitted through the JUMP Paint app, and can be either original works or based on title selected by the JUMP editing team.
  • The Silent Manga Audition is accepting entires for its 12th competition with the theme “New Beginning” until September 30.
  • Sinister Wisdom is seeking fiction, non-fiction, prose, poetry, and visual art from Asian lesbians until September 30. There is no mention of how contributors will be compensated.
  • Object Head Zine: Science and Technology is accepting submissions until October 2. Entries will be accepted provided that the follows the theme and rules. The zine will be available digitally for free.



Check out Arts for LA, Call for Entry, College Art OpportunitiesGraphic Competitions, or Hey, Art Friends 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 Chris Arrant’s #ComicJobs hashtag on Twitter. Check Comic Ops to see opportunities specifically for comic creators.


Conventions and Events

Con or Bust has free tickets available for people of color for a number of upcoming conventions, including NorWesCon, the Locus Awards weekend, the Nebula Conference, and more.

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


Designers


Fan Zines

  • Polyethylene, a DMMD Fashion Zine, is accepting applications from artists until August 17. Proceeds will be donated to an undecided charity.
  • Palingenesis, a Fate Grand Order fanzine, is currently accepting applications from writers and artists until August 25. All proceeds will be donated to GREFA.

Looking for more fan zines to submit to? Check out this spreadsheet created by magicalzombie for more! Have a finished zine project you want to advertise? Check out Zine RTer!


Games

Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwide that’s updated daily.


Mentorships & Fellowships

  • (Cornish, NH) The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency is currently accepting applications until August 15. The fellowship lasts from October 15 to November 15 and includes a $3,000 honorarium.
  • Jillian Tamaki is accepting applications for mentees until August 15. Two mentees will be selected – one in Toronto, and one located anywhere.
  • The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is accepting applications for the 2020 Margins Fellowship until September 9. Four emerging Asian American, Muslim, and Arab writers of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction based in New York City aged 30 and under will receive $5,000, residency time at the Millay Colony for the Arts, mentorship, access to the AAWW writing space, and publication opportunities in our online magazine, The Margins.
  • The ABR Indigenous Fellowship, worth $10,000, is accepting proposals from emerging or established Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writers, journalists, commentators, scholars, activists, and creative writers until October 1.  The fellowship recipient will be expected to contribute three high-quality nonfiction articles to the Australian Book Review.


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


Check out Arts for LA, College Art Opportunities, 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.

Voice Acting

PodCastle is seeking a masc-presenting Russian narrator for a lightly comedic piece.

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


Writing and Editing


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


Youth & Internships

Resources

Deals

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


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 – August 2, 2019

 

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