Great time at MoCCA last weekend!
I was handing out the recently updated Micro-Comics submission guide; probably gave away about 125 copies, which is not bad at all!
But I did miss one individual, who writes (in part):
"hi there. (...) I attended the comic convention sunday and came across your table. You were unfortunately absent, but the woman at the table next to yours introduced me to your publishing work and said you were looking for artists. (...) if you would like to see some of my work i can post it online and send you a link. "
And I responded:
"Sorry I was away (I tried to do that as little as possible); I hope the rest of the MoCCA event was as exciting and inspiring to you as it always is for me!
Submitting work for Micro-Comics is even simpler than showing me samples! I would have handed you the Submissions Guidelines book, had I been present, and they explain pretty much all you need to know. I will soon post a version online and I will send you links, at which time you will know everything.
To boil it way down:
All art is black & white line art. You may be capable of gorgeous color work, or finely-shaded grayscale watercolors, but that is not what I am publishing.
All Micro-Comics are either 8 pages or 10 pages. Pages 9 and 10 are a foldout page, and can be used for a wraparound cover, or a centerfold, or whatever you like. You'll see when I post the links.
Pages are 5.5" x 7" (or something...I never seem to remember the exact dimensions, which is why they're in the guide). Books are either "portrait" or "landscape"...either way.
All stories must be complete before I publish them, though they may take up multiple 8 or 10-page issues (I've printed a lot of 2 and 3-parters, and one 5-parter, but I plan not to do that again.)
All issues must have some sort of continuity, rather than being an assemblage of 1-page gags and illustrations.
All work must be kid-safe (kids love Micro-Comics!)...themes and content may be more appealing to adults, but I just don't want to publish anything that will make parents regret letting their kids buy my publications.
...And that's pretty much IT
I'll e-mail you when I get the guide online, but you can start noodling out a storyline or page layouts, even now.
Thanks for asking! "
Soooo...do keep watching this space, as I'll have links to the Micro-Comics guide, sooner or later.