Weekly Roundup: September 13, 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


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.


Nilah Magruder shared this Illustration Awards Masterlist. Wow. Scroll down to the Resources section to see even more that Nilah has contributed to the community for free. Thank you so much, Nilah!

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.

button_new3 The Oregon Book Awards is accepting applications from Oregon-based cartoonists and graphic novelists for its 2020 Graphic Literature Award until September 23. The award is only given every other year due to lack of entries, so please submit your work!

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


endingbutton_4¬†Rem and Bikkuri are currently raising funds for the publishing of Devil’s Candy – Book 1. Devil’s Candy¬†is a horror-themed action/comedy comic for teens that follows Kazu Decker after he constructs the human-like Pandora for a science project and brings her to school. Tier options include digital and physical copies of Book 1, a digital and physical art books, a digital wallpaper, and a stationery set. The Kickstarter ends on September 14.


endingbutton_4¬†Payton F is currently raising funds to publish Help Wanted: Volume One.¬†Help Wanted is an LGBT romantic dramedy that follows Anne Black, a recent college grad new to Minneapolis who just started work as a live-in caretaker. While she gets to know the staff and tenants, she fails to realize the house’s inhabitants are all supernatural! Tier options include digital and physical copies of Help Wanted: Volume One, postcards, buttons, original artwork, and a vinyl sticker. The Kickstarter ends on¬†September 14.


endingbutton_4¬†Let’s Make Comics!, a Chicago-based comic collective, is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce This Makes Me Sad: A Short Comics Anthology. Featuring 48 pages of black-and-white comics, the anthology focuses on sadness, grief, and depression, and what can come of those expressions. Tier options include digital and physical copies of¬†This Makes Me Sad, copies of past anthologies by the collective, a button, and a print. The Kickstarter ends on¬†September 15.


Beehive Books is currently raising funds to translate and publish Artemisia: The Original Painter of Women in Power in English. Originally published in French, this graphic novel biography explores the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, a woman who “reinterpreted biblical and mythological scenes through a lens of female agency and empowerment” and lived off the success of her works. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, signed and numbered editions, a bookmark, and original artwork. The Kickstarter ends on September 17.


Enkidu Studios is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to publish Modern Mythology: The Hero’s Journey. The comic and art anthology features over 160 pages and 17 stories by 29 creators, along with facts about the story’s original myth, cultural influences, and more. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, prints, Enkidu Studios’ past two books, original artwork, and more. The Kickstarter ends on September 19.


The Starlight City Project is currently raising funds to publish R:ILPERSONA Volume 2: High Places & Principalities. R:ILPERSONA takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth where technology and black magic have united into a force known as “The Ether.” Two opposing factors are fighting an all-out war – and in the middle of it, assassin Rane loses his memory and must learn all over again who is an enemy and what he must do. Tier options include digital and physical copies of volumes one and two, stickers, alternate covers, prints, and more. The Kickstarter ends on September 19.


button_new3 Mark Stack is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to publish Weekend Warrior Comics #1. The digital and print magazine aims to publish superhero stories told and produced by diverse creators, beginning with five comics stories, a prose short story, and an interview in this first issue. Tier options include digital and print copies of the book, as well as editorial services from Mark Stack. The Kickstarter ends on September 19.


Miss Anthology is currently raising funds to produce its third volume of comics created entirely by cartoonists aged 9 to 22. The 150+ page full color comic anthology will feature stories rated for older teen and mature readers, with the goal of introducing racially and economically diverse young comics artists to publishing and working professionally. Tier options include digital and physical copies of this volume, digital and physical copies of volumes 1 and 2, a zine with comic tips, prints, buttons, an enamel pin, a tote bag, and more. The Kickstarter ends on September 22.


button_new3 Cloudscape Comics is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce Life Finds A Way. The 180-page full-color comics anthology explores finding hope and renewal in a post-apocalyptic world, and features the talents of 37 creators. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, postcards, stickers, and past Cloudscape books. The Kickstarter ends on September 28.


button_new3¬†Artist Cameron Lucente is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce Unfamiliar Skies: Zodiac Poetry and Illustration. The 32-page book will be riso printed in yellow, black, light gray, and steel inks, and includes a riso-printed belly band. Tier options include digital and physical copies of¬†Unfamiliar Skies, digital copies of Cameron’s recent poetry and comic work, and enamel pins.¬†The Kickstarter ends on September 30.


button_new3¬†Zainab Akhtar of ShortBox is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to print a comic collection by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell titled Don’t Go Without Me. The three included comics,¬†Don’t Go Without Me, What is Left,¬†and¬†Con Temor, Con Ternura,¬†feature themes of love, loss, connection, and acceptance, and collectively make up 110 pages of color comics. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book. The Kickstarter ends on October 2.


button_new3 Beth Zyglowicz is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce Lanterns of Arcadia РVolume 1. The ongoing webcomic tells the story of a dragon and a scientist who team up to stop demons from destroying a magical library. The book features over 170 pages of full color comics, as well as a book-exclusive epilogue, character guide, and concept art and sketches. Tier option include digital and physical copies of the book, prints, original artwork, and a cameo. The Kickstarter ends on October 3.


button_new3¬†POMEgranate Magazine is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce Ukelele Spells: Coda. This ukelele lesson book told in comic form also shares practical and fun spells. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, digital copies of sheet music, and digital and physical copies of POMEmag’s past books. The Kickstarter ends on¬†October 4.


button_new3¬†Comic artist Indira is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to publish¬†Sacrimony Chapter 2. To quote the Kickstarter project page, Sacrimony is “a¬†character driven, slice-of-life, fantasy drama that explores various types of love in all its glorious and terrifying forms.” Tier options include digital and physical copies of this second chapter of¬†Sacrimony, digital and physical copies of chapter one, digital wallpapers, stickers, prints, a t-shirt, and more. The Kickstarter ends on¬†October 4.


button_new3 Anathema is currently raising funds on IndieGoGo to funds its fourth year. The tri-annual magazine of speculative fiction (SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more) exclusively publishes the work of people of color (POC)/Indigenous/Aboriginal creators on every range of the LGBTQIA spectrum. All funds are put towards paying contributors and maintaining the website. Perks of backing the campaign include one-year, two-year, and lifelong subscriptions to Anathema, story critiques, and signed fiction anthologies. The campaign ends on October 5.



  • button_new3¬†Bento Box is seeking an Episodic Director and a Production Supervisor in Burbank, CA. They’re also seeking 2D Layout Artists in¬†North Hollywood, CA.
  • The Black Women Animate Boot Camp is a one-day event taking place on October 12 on the Cartoon Network campus in Los Angeles, CA. Register today to attend!
  • button_new3¬†(London, UK)¬†Blue-Zoo Animation is seeking a Mid Maya Character Animator and a Realtime Technical Artist. They’re also accepting speculative applications for Maya Animators, Maya Riggers, Maya Lighting/Compositing TDs, and Script Writers.
  • Cartoon Network is seeking a¬†Production Assistant.
  • button_new3¬†(Kilkenny, Ireland) Cartoon Saloon is seeking a Background Artist and a Production Assistant.
  • button_new3¬†(Burbank, CA) Walt Disney Animation Studios is seeking Story Artists.¬†Be sure to check Disney’s website for both creative and office positions with Disney!
  • button_new3¬†(Glendale, CA)¬†DreamWorks is hiring an Animatic Editor, a Character Effects Artist, a¬†Character Designer,¬†a Compositor, a¬†Creative Talent Management Assistant, a¬†Crowds Artist,¬†a Department TD,¬†an Effects Artist, a Generalist, a Lighter/Compositor TD, a Modeler (Feature), a Post Production Assistant,¬†two¬†Production Coordinators¬†(2),¬†a¬†Production Designer (Feature), a Senior Graphics/Rendering Engineer,¬†a¬†Storyboard Artist (Feature), a¬†Storyboard Artists (TV),¬†a¬†Visual Development Artist¬†(Feature), and more. They’re also hiring interns for Fall 2019.
  • button_new3¬†(Los Angeles, CA) Netflix Animation is hiring an Art Director, a Background Designer, a Background Painter, an Episode Director, a Head of Story, a Lead Character Designer, a Line Producer, a Production Assistant – Features Development, Production Coordinators, Production Managers, a Production Supervisor, a Prop Designer, Storyboard Artists, a Technical Director, and Visual Development Artists (one for Pashmina, one for Prince of Port Au Prince, and one for general work).
  • button_new3¬†(Burbank, CA)¬†Nickelodeon is hiring a Background Designer/2D Layout Artist, a CG Character Modeler, a CG Generalist, a CG Texture Artist, a Character Technical Director/Rigger, a Lighting-Compositing Artist, a Production Assistant, a Production Manager, a Real-Time CG Supervisor, a Senior Director for Game Production, and Storyboard Artists. They’re also looking for a Script Coordinator, Story Editor, and Production Coordinator in¬†New York City, NY.
  • Pixomondo is seeking an Animator, a CG Supervisor, a Compositor, a Houdini FX Artist, a Pipeline TD, and a Senior Lighting Artist in Los Angeles, CA. They’re also seeking animators in Toronto, a Senior Lighting Artist in Vancouver, and more internationally.
  • (Vancouver, BC) Sony Imageworks is hiring Animators, Character FX Technical Directors, Compositors, FX Artists, Layout Artists, Lighters, Matte Painters, Modelers, and more.
  • Titmouse is seeking interns in¬†Los Angeles, CA and¬†New York City, NY. They’re also seeking a 2D Animator in Vancouver, Canada.
  • (Burbank, CA)¬†Walt Disney Animation Studios is hiring an environment look development artist and a story artist.
  • (Burbank, CA) Warner Bros. Picture Group is seeking an Animation Artist Manager/Recruiter¬†
  • (West Toronto, Ontario) Yowza Animation is hiring¬†a 2D Animation Artist, 2D Animation FX Artists, a 2D Background Painter, a 2D Layout Artist, a 2D Location Designer, a 2D Production Coordinator, and a 2D Tones & Shadows Artist.

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.com.¬†See Entertainment Careers for more listings.

Comics, Illustration, and More

Check out Arts for LA, Call for Entry,¬†College Art Opportunities,¬†Graphic 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!


Fan Zines

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!


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

Mentorships & Fellowships

  • button_new3¬†Margot Atwell, the Head of Publishing at Kickstarter, is offering 2 mentorships this fall to those in the first five years of their publishing career.
  • button_new3¬†ProPublica’s Emerging Reporters Program is accepting applications from college students of color interested in doing great journalism until September 18.
  • 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 Communities, Arts 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.


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Voice Acting

button_new3 Our Life: Beginnings and Always, a commercial visual novel, is seeking voice actors for a child and adolescent version of one of its characters. Apply by September 22 for consideration.

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

Writing and Editing

  • endingbutton_4¬†Bronzeville Books is seeking horror short stories from Latinx and AfroLatinx writers for the upcoming anthology¬†Latinx Screams until¬†today,¬†September 13.
  • endingbutton_4¬†ColorBLOQ is accepting submissions for their November publication ARMOR: Celebrating Fashion, Couture, and the Style Journeys of Queer and Trans People of Color until today,¬†September 13.
  • endingbutton_4¬†Avon Books is accepting submissions of Adult HEA or HFN romance from unagented authors until September 15. #OwnVoices is highly encouraged, and writers of all gender identity, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin and ability are invited to apply.
  • Augur Magazine is open to submissions 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.
  • Belt Publishing is seeking nonfiction narratives for an anthology about queer experiences in the Midwest, Appalachia, Plains, and Rust Belt until October 1.
  • Storm of Blue Press is seeking submissions from LGBTQ women and nonbinary individuals for its first anthology “catch flights, not feelings” through October 1 (soft deadline). Email submissions¬†to stormofblue.lit@gmail.com and include first and last name, the category of your submission, and ‚Äúcatch flights, not feelings anthology‚ÄĚ in the email title. Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an LGBTQ woman or nonbinary individual in the email body . Include all submissions in ONE Word Doc or Google Doc.
  • button_new3¬†The next #DVPit events will take place on October 28 (kids/YA) and October 29 (adult/#DVArt). Find out more about #DVPit here.
  • Professor Grace Dillon is accepting submissions from emerging writers for “Imaging Indigenous Futurisms,” the 10th Annual Science Fiction Writing Contest, for a $1,000 award until November 1.

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

Youth & Internships



Remember to check ComiXology,¬†Dick Blick, Jerry’s Art-A-Rama, Joann,¬†Michael’s, and RightStuf for their weekly ads, coupons, and specials on comics and art supplies.


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 РSeptember 6, 2019



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