The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!

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The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« on: Oct 22, 2011, 12:13 PM »
Introduction

For those of you that have been on the site for a while, you may remember the Pulpo anthologies. To the new guys out there, Pulpo was an anthology book that was released through Void's Pulpo imprint. The thing about Pulpo was it only ran stand alones that weren't connected at all to Void. Now Pulpo's daddy has moved onto bigger and better things, which has left us without a yearly printed book.

Now for years I've heard members request some sort of Void related book. They were always told that it couldn't be done due to the copyrights being such a pain in the butt. But then I saw War for Arcadia did release an official book for their site that featured artists from the site's characters and artwork.

And to give credit where credit is due, their releasing the book which can be found at http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5875 gave me the idea that hey, this can be done, let's do this shit. Void hasn't done a book in quite a while and this is something members have been requesting for years, so let's do it! (and so help me god if any of you turn this into a Void vs. WFA thread you will face my wrath, so keep that shit out of here)
Kittens wearins mittens

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Re: The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« Reply #1 on: Oct 22, 2011, 12:13 PM »
Requirements

1.Your entry must be Void related, meaning you're going to be using your character. The actual setting is up to you, so don't worry about it taking place in Void City. Alive or dead characters are allowed!

2.It must be a stand alone comic and must be something new, so no old battles. You are more than welcome to include bonus material like battle pages or pin ups, but it must be in addition to your comic.

3.If you are going to feature anyone else's characters, such as cameos. You must get their consent and info on getting that done is below in the copyright junk section.

4.Entries must be finished. Unfinished/obviously half assed entries will be declined.

5.Anyone who is a Voider that has done a comic on the site can submit and you won't be declined if you're not the best artist on the site. All that I ask is the entries be completed and are of equal quality to your battles.

6.No comic sans or unreadable text allowed. Anyone that uses comic sans or difficult to read text will get declined. You can find good fonts for free at http://blambot.com Digitally lettered pages are preferred so you can edit any typos and such down the line.

7.There will be a 3 page minimum, no maximum. But remember quality over quantity. A crappy 50 page entry isn't getting used.

8.No pornographic content

Technical Info

-printing will be done through http://ka-blam.com/printing/front/ and http://www.indyplanet.com/store/
-Black and White is accepted
-Color is accepted but it must be done in RGB (this is Ka-blam's standard)
-The book will be standard 7X10.5, however the "live area" as in area that won't get cropped is 6.25X9.75, Ka-blam has a handy template at http://ka-blam.com/printing/front/?p=119 if the template confuses you http://ka-blam.com/printing/index.php?page=Specs_comics should clear anything up
http://ka-blam.com/printing/front/?p=549 for double spreads
anything that doesn't fit in the template might get cropped. So double check all your pages to ensure they fit Ka-blam's template! I won't be fixing anyone's entries!
-All files must be 300 dpi. No more, no less. (beware of this if you work in Sai as it occasionally messes up dpi from Sai to Photoshop)
-All files must be saved as a .tif with LZW compression.
-All files must follow this naming format yourvoidnamepagenumber. For example, my submission would be angieness1.tif, angieness2.tif and such. No exceptions.
-Please include a page with any bio info/website info/credits you would like to have at the end of your entry

If you have any print specific questions, definitely check out Ka-blam's FAQ at http://ka-blam.com/printing/front/?cat=5

Deadline
April 1st, 2012 no exceptions
All entries must be sent to angieness@gmail.com by that deadline to be considered for print. Early submissions are welcome.

Copyright Junk/General Info

In order to give us the right to print something with your character, you will need to sign this form here.

www.hbreckelcolors.com/images/contractrough.pdf
(right click, save as)

If you cameo any character that does not belong to you, you must have them sign the form as well. This is to keep things from getting messy copyright wise. Once you sign the form, you give us the right to print your work and have your character featured. No take backs. You still retain all copyrights to your work and your character, Void nor Ka-blam nor Indyplanet will take the rights to your work away from you.

Absolutely no use of brands and such that do not belong to you is allowed. For example, you can't have Garfield drinking a can of Pepsi in your comic. Ka-blam actually declines comics for this.

As to where the money will be going, all proceeds will be going straight back to Void.
« Last Edit: Nov 06, 2011, 11:47 AM by angieness »
Kittens wearins mittens

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Re: The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2011, 12:14 PM »
FAQ

Have any questions? Toss them my way and I will include them in this post!

Why Ka-Blam and not Lulu or some other print service?
I have done a few books through Ka-Blam and have had overall good results with them. It's mostly a matter of going with what I know.

Should we keep the comics just for the book or will we be able to submit them to void site too?
You may submit a small preview, but you cannot post the whole entry. This will give Voiders incentive to buy the book.

Why Void themed and not all new characters and stand alones?
People have been asking for this a long time. We did have a stand alone anthology and it might happen again at some point. So just give it time.

Will I get any money for doing this?
Unfortunately no. Not even I will be getting any form of compensation and I'm the one putting the book together. All proceeds are going directly back to the site for things like paying the site's domain bills and such.

Can I do a collaboration with someone?
Sure thing! Just don't use this thread to set collabs up. I will need signatures from all parties involved.

Can I include any old battle pages?
You can, but only and only if you include a completed stand alone comic. And please don't go overboard, I'm not going to allow you to include 5 of your old battles because that would be silly. And again, you must have permission for all characters included.

Can I have references to any previous battles?
I don't mind, in some cases it may be inevitable. But stand alone means stand alone. If the comic does not make sense on its own without the audience having read previous installments, that's a no go. While I understand it will be mostly Voiders buying this, don't do anything like having your story take place during an important story arc.

For colored entries, are there any color restrictions?
I will be honest, even though Ka-Blam takes RGB files, there is no guarantee your entry will print 100% accurately. I highly recommend you stay away from extreme neon colors or extremely dark scenes. Bright blues and yellows especially can be picky. Ka-Blam is fairly accurate in my experience, but neon colors and very dark colors are going to be a gamble.

On the other note, will there be a moment at which you will say: ok, no more signups, TOUGH! ?
Nah, if I seriously get a complete entry from everyone signed up that would be amazing. If I got more than 250-300 pages worth of work from people I would just split it into 2 soul crushingly awesome volumes to keep the cost of the book down. (I think 300 pages was the limit before the book would go past $30 and that's when it gets insane) I know the likelihood of receiving a complete entry from every single person that's signed up is very slim, same with getting more than 250 pages of content. Which is why I would rather ensure I keep sign ups open and let everyone in that might do something than potentially end up without enough work to put in the book.

Like I said, worst case scenario I get so much amazing content I would put it in a volume 1 and volume 2 (they would be released at the same time of course). But again, it's pretty unlikely that will happen as I realize things come up, some people might not end up doing it, some might not make the deadline, etc.
« Last Edit: Nov 10, 2011, 09:23 AM by angieness »
Kittens wearins mittens

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Re: The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 04, 2011, 03:10 PM »
Sign Ups

This is just a formality to keep track of who all is wanting in. (If you change your mind about what character you would like to use or want to bow out, let me know!)

angieness with Angela Rudell
knomer with Skidmark
Monday with Agent Black
Nachte with Gris
Orange with Luna
Jackster with Dolly
Mister Kent with Jane Blonde
Sean Patrick Kelly with Doodle Dan
Dimension with Eden and Seak
amazingdavid with Ethel Chu
A.X. with Xia
Jong Bom with Jong
MyHateEatsPeople with Wizzie
Galvo Character TBA
Toast Character TBA
Puzzlething with Samandiriel
Dan with Dan
Zsabreuser with Pothole
Runic with Ridley von Clayborne
Mr.Robot (possibly)
Redrevolver with TLBot
Fern Character TBA
Ponbiki with Kaisho Ponbiki
Chao-one with Tobias
wolcik with Mr.Awesome
Michaelharris with Ghost Revolver
PyrasTerran with Arena
tdkgunghoul with Kars
« Last Edit: Jan 26, 2012, 02:40 PM by angieness »
Kittens wearins mittens

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Re: The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« Reply #4 on: Nov 04, 2011, 03:16 PM »
Add Skidmark pls

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 04, 2011, 05:00 PM »
100 pages
2hours
knifeonly
fogofwar
norespawn

do it you wont




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« Reply #6 on: Nov 04, 2011, 05:26 PM »


You miswell just stick this next to black's icon, because I think we're doing a collab. At least judging by the 495830495 messages I just got on skype from Monday.

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« Reply #7 on: Nov 04, 2011, 05:28 PM »
Its rebootin' time.

Luna -

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« Reply #8 on: Nov 04, 2011, 05:34 PM »
And collabs are fine. I might do one myself if my usual partner in crime is up for it. (amazingdavid)
Kittens wearins mittens

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« Reply #9 on: Nov 04, 2011, 05:40 PM »
Hey! The deadline's on my birthday!

Anyways, I'll join in the fun with

I had this idea for a comic that I was going to submit as a Beyond Battle. After seeing this, I'll transfer it exclusively for this book instead.

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Re: The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 04, 2011, 06:43 PM »
Sign me up pleeease! :D

Methinks I'll go with

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« Reply #11 on: Nov 04, 2011, 08:22 PM »


I would love to join in on this and Doodle Dan is my guy of choice!!!

Sean Patrick Kelly with Doodle Dan (man, i gotta make a replacement)

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« Reply #12 on: Nov 04, 2011, 09:00 PM »
A 4 month deadline? SIGN ME UP.

obviously I only have one character, Zedan Dromer.

This is the perfect chance to do some of his pre VOID adventures.
- I yearn for redemption, but I'll settle for a breakfast sandwich.


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« Reply #13 on: Nov 04, 2011, 09:46 PM »
Hey! The deadline's on my birthday!

0.0

That's my birthday too.

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« Reply #14 on: Nov 04, 2011, 11:30 PM »
OH MAN. THIS IS GREAT.

You can count me in. Dimension with Eden and Seak

Re: The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« Reply #15 on: Nov 05, 2011, 10:50 AM »
I can throw some pages at this anthology...I will probably use Ethel.

YAAAAYY! Social work and Justice combined BOOM POW!

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« Reply #16 on: Nov 05, 2011, 12:06 PM »
me me me me me meeeee

A.X. with Xia

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« Reply #17 on: Nov 05, 2011, 01:51 PM »
Jong Bom with Jong

Re: The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« Reply #18 on: Nov 06, 2011, 06:11 AM »
Yes, Gonna do thiiiisss

Sign me up with Wizzie (considering she's my only Void fighter, ha)

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« Reply #19 on: Nov 06, 2011, 11:33 AM »
And to clarify, you are more than welcome to include old battle stuff but you must submit a new comic in order to include it. So I don't mind if you guys wanna show off any previous work, just there has to be a comic that is exclusive to the book first. Just don't like, submit your entire battle history, that would be a bit much.
« Last Edit: Nov 06, 2011, 11:35 AM by angieness »
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Re: The EnterVOID Anthology! Submit today!
« Reply #20 on: Nov 06, 2011, 01:24 PM »
Updated the FAQ with some info, especially on colors. Be wary of dark scenes or neon colors in your entry. Ka-blam is pretty accurate, but extremely bright neon colors and very dark scenes might not print out well. So be mindful of "do I think a printer is capable of printing this?". Certain yellows and blues can be kind of weird. I have personally never seen anything from Ka-Blam print too off compared to what I saw on the screen, but better safe than sorry.
Kittens wearins mittens

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« Reply #21 on: Nov 06, 2011, 08:06 PM »
Going off of what Angie said, if you're coloring with Photoshop, it should actually warn you if the color you're picking might not print the same.
- I yearn for redemption, but I'll settle for a breakfast sandwich.


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« Reply #22 on: Nov 06, 2011, 08:11 PM »
Yeah you'll see a little ! next to your color selection. Just click the ! and it'll auto pick something safe.
Kittens wearins mittens

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« Reply #23 on: Nov 08, 2011, 07:07 AM »
what kind of person would i be if i didn't sign up.
put me down <3

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« Reply #24 on: Nov 08, 2011, 07:36 AM »
Sounds super fun, I'd love to get something in.

Puzzlething with Samandiriel

 


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