(Resurrected! Now with a couple prizes packages in the mix! See the July 3rd 2012 post below for those details)
So I discussed with the artist wife the other day, and broached the idea that with SDCC next month, we might want to make polite solicitations about guest work and see if anyone's interested.
I've never done this so I'm just going to work off the sticky in this forum, apologies ahead of time for any faux pas.
- This would be either for the week of SDCC or possibly stashed for later (we've got a fairly hectic convention schedule lined up this Fall)
- The submission would be presented on our front page on the day it goes up. After that it will go into our Extras section of the comic navigation and also be posted on our Fan Art page (with full credit and links, of course)
- Ideally we'd want submissions by July 9th.
- Submissions should be themed around the world and characters of Zombie Ranch, but given that we've got cowboys and post-zombie-apocalyptic wastes rubbing elbows with future tech, media-drenched "utopias", there's a lot of possibilities there. In the past we've had everything from character pin-ups to pseudo "Sears-catalog" style ads for weaponry. If we like the idea enough we might even want to work it in to the main canon (with your permission, of course).
- I'm not envisioning this as any sort of contest, since we don't really have much in the way of prizes. We might be able to send out some signed copies of our first print issue if people are interested, but that's about the extent of our compensation budget aside from you getting some exposure and our good will (whatever *that's* worth!).
EDIT: Okay, it's sort of a contest now. See below, we're gonna give away our last remaining "Special Edition" packages!
- Whatever you do, our comic page size is a nice, even... err... 758 x 1137 pixels. Anything bigger or smaller and we'll have to rescale it, which might cause fuzziness. Too much fuzziness and we probably won't be able to use it except putting it on the Fan Art page where size doesn't matter.
- Email submissions can be sent to clint @ zombieranchcomic.com . Questions also, or you can ask them here. Our archive isn't huge but I know it's unfair and presumptuous to ask anyone to dive into it (or read my wall of text on the setting), so I'll try to give further details here if people need them. It's a weird comic. Link is in my sig if you dare.