Just landed in Kunming China. What a long trip... Anyways, I need to give you guys more info on this Zine I'd like to get done:
A zine is generally a not-for-profit production that's self-published and self-distributed. They generally cover a very broad range of topics, erotica included. I was thinking of making a gts zine that would have comics made by both fetish artists and non-fetish artists and distribute them in Chicago. Chicago has an avid zine scene that's especially popular among independent comic artists. I was thinking of selling copies of the zine in local Chicago comic stores, particularly Quimby's comics which is the flagship of independent comics in Chicago. I was also planning on getting comic friends to distribute copies to their friends in the art scene as well.
I've already talked to a few non-fetish friends who are also comic artists and art students in Chicago and they seem interested in seeing what gets made. I know there's quite a few of us who find fetish production to be the most rewarding work to them and I think it would be nice to at least introduce our work to a bigger outlet.
So here are the guidelines for the Zine:
-the zine will be 8.5x5.5 inches, which is a normal size for these comics. So if you make work for the zine, be sure it's readable at 8x5 inches. When you send me work, send it at, at the largest, 8.25x5.25 inches so there's no worry of the work clipping off the page. Try to send it at 150 dpi or higher. If I find it to be illegible, I'll ask ya to fix it and resend.
-It'll be printed in Grayscale. I would prefer to do it in black and white (as it saves money) but I understand some artists work more comfortably in grayscale.
-Any genre is fine except scat, furry and underage subjects. I'll probably accept furry gts in the next issue. Zines don't tend to hold too many punches. For example: I've got a friend who makes a popular zine called "Goat Fucker" which is a heavy metal zine with lots of gory illustrations. That being said, I would ask ya to not go toooo far with it. Since it's the first issue, I'd suggest going somewhere in the high-mediums, if that makes sense. Crush, insertion, etc is fine but don't go recreating visions of medieval hell.
-This zine is not-for-profit, which means no one, including myself, is getting paid. Any profit that gets made from sales goes either into paying back for printing, mailing copies to the artists and people who order one or into the production of the next volume.
-It's more than fine to remain anonymous. I plan on keeping myself under the name of Molotav for the print. I am thinking of putting a thing in the back providing links to artist's work but I don't have to put yours in if you don't want to.
-I am only accepting comics and illustrations right now. I may accept collages for later volumes as well as writing but for the first one, I'm only doing comics and illustrations. Sorries
-If you make a comic, I'd ask that it doesn't exceed 8 pages. It'd be nice if it was somewhere around 2 to 4 pages. This is just to stem production costs as a whole. And with that said:
-There is a limit to the number of artists I can accept. Depending on how many pages each artist plans on doing, I'll need to keep the number of people for this issue low. I do plan on making another volume after this one so if you really wanna participate but can't get in, than you're most like gonna be at the top of the list for the next volume.
-My initial date for all work to be in is April 1st. I understand thats a bit close so if I get some artists who need more time, I'll gladly move it further back.
If you have any questions, please post them here. If you would like to participate send me a note. We can talk about what you'd like to do and how many pages.
I think that's about it ^^.