Weekly Roundup: October 18, 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 || 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 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award is accepting applications for Jurors and the Advisory Board until November 1.

The Lambda Literary Awards are accepting entries until November 15. There is an entrance fee of $55.

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards is accepting submissions until November 27 (6PM PST). Each submission requires a separate entry form and a $100 processing fee payable to GLAAD; reduced fees or hardship waivers can be requested. More information about submissions can be found here.

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.

button_new3 The Ladies Do Comics Award is accepting submissions of long form graphic novels in process from women in the UK. Digital forms must be submitted by January 5, 2020 and printed books must be received by January 26, 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.

button_new3 The Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition is accepting submissions of graphic novels in process from creators who have not yet published a full-length graphic work until February 28, 2020.

Crowdfunded Projects


endingbutton_4 Rhiannon R.S. is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to publish The Illustrated Field Guide to Monster Boys. The 32-page art book features 12 watercolor paintings by artist Cap O’Rushes accompanied by field notes written by Rhiannon R.S. describing each subject. With layout design by Shi Briggs and gold foil stamping, the art book promises to delight all who love monster boy pin-ups. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, stickers, and a commission by artists Cap O’rushes. The Kickstarter ends on October 19.


Cartoonist Timothy Taylor is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of Holler. The all-ages 25-page comic features Peter, a smart but bullied child who befriends a tentacled alien and tries to save it from government exploitation. Tier options include a digital image packet, a postcard, a print, digital and physical copies of the comic, and original artwork. The Kickstarter ends on October 25.


Illustrator and comic artist Mazie is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to publish Home Sweet Home. The autobiographical comic anthology features 14 creators whose explorations of the theme of “home” compose the saddle-stitched book. Tier options include digital and physical copies of Home Sweet Home, a sticker, a bookmark, and original artwork. The Kickstarter ends on October 30.


Taneka Stotts and Camila Fortuna are currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce Killer Looks: an Enamel Pin Set. These enamel pins feature killer designs of weaponry and weighted stares, with more designs unlocked as the project’s pledge total increases. Tier options include the pins themselves, stickers, and prints. The Kickstarter ends on November 2.


button_new3 Memokkeen is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce Invisible Illness: Depression. The anthology features more than 70 pages of comics, illustrations and creative writing that confront the experience of depression and how it affects those who experience it. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, digital and physical copies of Invisible Illness: Anxiety, stickers, and a tote bag. The campaign ends on November 6.


button_new3 NSFW! Fortuna Media is currently raising funds to produce Book of Shadows: BUFFOMET. This hardcover art book celebrates delicious, demonic decadence and erotica with spot color printing and the contributions of over 40 LGBTQ+ artists. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, a poster insert, and an enamel pin. The Kickstarter ends on November 6.


button_new3 Power and Magic Press is currently raising funds to produce Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Anthology Volume 2. This anthology features over 200 pages of black-and-white young adult comics starring queer witches of color. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, digital and physical copies of Power & Magic: Volume 1, as well as the other books from Power and Magic Press, a bookplate, a sketch card, and an enamel pin. The Kickstarter ends on November 9.


button_new3 Mariah Currey is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to publish Rainy Day Dreams Book 1. To quote the campaign page, “Rainy Day Dreams is a queer-friendly, character-driven supernatural drama about relationships, monsters, and defeating evil with kindness.” Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, and other digital and physical comics by Mariah. The campaign ends on  November 8.



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

Check out Arts for LA, Call for Entry, 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 Chris Arrant’s #ComicJobs hashtag on Twitter.

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

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.


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

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

  • Children aged 3-18 are invited to submit artwork to the Space Foundation’s International Student Art Contest. Submit artwork with the theme “how exploring space improves life on earth” by November 18 for a chance at recognition and prizes with cash values of up to $1,200.



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.


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! 


Thank you to Steven, Indira, Elle, Geneva, Amanda, Andi, Annie, BlackHairedDemon, Catherine, Farid, Grey, Lara, Laura, Maaike, Michi, Myfanwy, and Ravi for your Patronage!

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Link to the previous Roundup: Weekly Roundup – October 11, 2019



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