Weekly Roundup: November 1, 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


News

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

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.

endingbutton_4 The 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award is accepting applications for Jurors and the Advisory Board until today, November 1.

endingbutton_4 The 47th Annual Annie Awards are accepting submissions until November 1 at 5PM PST.

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.

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.

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

killerlooks

endingbutton_4 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.

invisilldepression

endingbutton_4 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.


buffomet

endingbutton_4 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.


rddbook1

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.


powermagicvol2

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.


astroladiesIllustrator Geneva Benton is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce AstroLadies Enamel Pins. Inspired by her own past illustrations, Geneva’s collection of enamel pins feature confident women and themes of space and exploration. Tier options include enamel pins and foil prints. The campaign ends on November 12.


moonlight

Bones McKay and Ursula Gray are currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf Anthology. More than twenty queer creators contributed short stories and comics to this anthology about queer werewolves. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book. The campaign ends on November 12.

midwintervol2

button_new3 Kayla Swain is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to print Midwinter Volume 2. A fusion of cyberpunk aesthetics and fantasy elements, Midwinter tells the story of the thief Nox and hospital director Pendiah. Tier options include digital and physical copies of volumes 1 and 2, a digital and physical copy of issue 8 (the newest issue), pinback buttons, a signed bookplate, a metal bookmark, wallpapers, bonus world lore and page process PDFs, commissions, and more. The Kickstarter ends on November 17.


strangewaterspt4

Arledge Comics is currently raising funds to produce Strange Waters. The black and white comic anthology features fifteen stories, all with the unifying theme of queer expression and water. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, an enamel pin, a pirate flag, and other Arledge Comics titles. The Kickstarter ends on November 18.


queersherlock

Carnation Books is currently raising funds to publish The Queer Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Composed of queer, transformative explorations of the Sherlock Holmes universe, the anthology features nine authors well-known for their work in fanfiction. Tier options include digital and paperback copies of the book and a limited-edition dust jacket. The campaign ends on November 18.


spookybabes

button_new3 Illustrator Peo Michie is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to publish SPOOKY BABES. The art book (14 pages, perforated for easy removal and display) and comic (22 pages, perfect-bound, riso) feature risqué supernatural LGBT+ entertainment. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the comic, digital and physical copies of the art book, stickers, and an enamel pin. The Kickstarter ends on November 20.


gegallasdr

button_new3 Comic creator G. E. Gallas is currently raising funds on Unbound to publish The Plague and Doctor Caim. Following the life of a 17th-century plague doctor, The Plague and Doctor Caim explores the history of the Black Plague and its treatment in a fictional macabre comedy. Tier options include the hardback book, the ebook, a bookmark, postcards, and linocut prints.

General


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



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

button_new3 Con or Bust is seeking volunteers to join their Board as a an Interim President and Treasurer, as well as seasonal volunteers. Con or Bust aims to provide free tickets and travel grants to fans of color who want to attend SFF cons.

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


Designers


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!


Games

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


Mentorships & Fellowships


Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops

  • endingbutton_4 Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program is accepting applications from New York City-based artists until today, November 1. Selected participants will receive 24/7 access to a 250-300 sq. ft. studio space in Brooklyn, and must use the studio space at least 50 hours per month.
  • Light Grey Art Lab opened applications for two upcoming art camps: one in Japan ($2,295), and one in Costa Rica ($2,150). Payment plans are available.

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

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 – October 25, 2019

 

 

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