Weekly Roundup: September 18, 2020

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 || 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

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  • The Marginalized-Genders BIPOC of Comics Discord discovered that the Eisner voting website was malfunctioning, allowing for votes to be manipulated and personal information like full name, address, and email to be revealed. The leak occurred during the same week that a number of comics professionals were exposed as alleged sexual predators. The voting website was initially shut down on June 17, before the original cut-off date of June 18. On June 24, the voting portal reopened with the message that only those who attempted to log in during the [confirmed] compromised security period of June 3 through June 18 would be eligible to re-submit their votes. Gary provided some thoughts on the “anomaly” here.
  • In response to COVID19 and the hardships many creators are facing as a result, WEBTOON is extending the current 100% net ad revenue support for CANVAS creators through the end of 2020, with the final 100% net ad revenue payout happening January 2021 for December revenue. 

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 and Prizes

Crowdfunded Projects

 Please check the Comics section on Kickstarter to find even more creative crowdfunding campaigns to support.



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

Comics, Illustration, and More

  • DisabledCartoonists.com has launched! Submissions at CartoonistsofColor.com and QueerCartoonists.com have reopened. Thank you Mari Naomi and Cameron for all of your work in creating and maintaining these priceless resources!
  • The results of the Comics Workforce Study 2019 is now available. Thank you Sasha Bassett for all of your work in collecting and parsing this data!
  • button_new3 Threadless is currently running the following design challenges: Tarot, due September 25; Buttons, due October 2; and Earth, due October 9.
  • endingbutton_4 XP-Pen is accepting submissions to the “I Am A Unique Color” contest until September 20. Art tablets and cash prizes are available as prizes.
  • WEBTOON is hosting RETO WEBTOON through September 28. One winner will receive $15,000 USD and will be published as a WEBTOON Original, and two runners-up (one from each category) will receive $5,000 USD and also be published as WEBTOON Originals.
  • Clip Studio Paint is now accepting submissions for its 2020 International Illustration Contest until October 7. To celebrate the launch of Clip Studio Paint for Galaxy, the theme is “the cutest character in the Galaxy.” The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 USD, a Wacom Cintiq 22, Samsung Galaxy Buds, CSP EX 3-year activation code, and a plaque. Additional runners-up will also receive award items.
  • Anime Expo is hosting a fanart contest to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Use any medium to create an original fanart featuring any of the AX mascots—Ai, Xeno, Mahoko, Kisegi, and Max—inspired by the theme “30th Anniversary.” Entries are due by October 12.
  • Skulls & Spells, a Queer Horror Anthology, is accepting submissions from LGBTQIA+ creators only through October 31. Submissions should reflect your interpretation of queer horror magic. Contributors receive 30£ for each submission and three free creator copies of the book. They’re currently seeking a paid LGBTQIA+ BIPOC project manager who has an affinity for the horror genre and is enthusiastic about the project.
  • Tab Kimpton and Harry-Anne Bentley are seeking submissions from artists, writers, and teams for Nectar, a comic anthology of erotic comics focused on trans femme and non binary characters. They’d like 7-15 page long erotic comics ready for Spring/Summer 2021, and are accepting applications until November 1.
  • ARTStreet is accepting submissions with the theme “furry” for their monthly illustration contest until November 4. Up to three winners will receive 50,000 yen, and up to five winners will receive 10,000 yen.
  • button_new3 Artist Filipa Estrella is accepting pitches for original comics work in any genre that are made using unconventional materials such as embroidery, clay, cut paper, etc. for upcoming release Meandering Realms: An Unconventional Materials Comic Anthology. Thanks to a generous sponsor, accepted submissions will be paid a starting rate of $15 a page and receive 5 print copies of the book. Submit pitches by November 9 for consideration.

Check out Arts for LA, Call for Entry, College Art Opportunities, or Graphic Competitions for more exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities. Check Chris Arrant’s #ComicJobs hashtag on Twitter.

Conventions and Events

Many conventions and major events have been cancelled due to travel restrictions, guest cancellations, and preventative responses to the spread of coronavirus. Here is a list of cancelled and postponed conventions. Please check in frequently with any event you have planned through 2021. And, as always, wash your hands.


Fan Zines

Looking for fan zines to submit to? Check out Apps4Zines on Twitter.


Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwide. Mitch Dyer shared a doc full of Game Dev jobs. Work With Indies lists game dev jobs with independent studios.

Mentorships & Fellowships

  • VS Books is accepting applications from unpublished writers who are Indigenous, Black or a person of color and who are 50 or older living in Canada until January 4, 2021.

Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops

  • button_new3 ViciousMinutesHour is accepting applications from Black Trans folk for two Artist-in-Residence positions. The artist-in-residence opportunity pays $225 CDN per week and serves as a space/time grant, providing an additional source of income for the general work applicants do as an artist.

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

  • Nightlight Podcast is seeking Black male voice actors. Episodes are paid at $15-$25 per story, depending upon length.

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



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! 


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Link to the previous Roundup: Weekly Roundup – August 29, 2020

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