krazybov comics issue three

Comic strip submission guidelines for krazybov comics

Calling for strips to be submitted for issue eight

Download the comic page template here.

So you want to submit your strip? That's great. Here are some things you need to know.

Quick submission guide list

Make sure your comic strip is:

  1. Professional quality
  2. Black and White
  3. In English
  4. Complete and ready for print


  1. Send your lo-res (72dpi) strip to bov [at] krazybov [dot] com
  2. Wait for a reply from me
  3. If approved send in your hi-res (300dpi) strip along with signed declaration
  4. Sit back and bask in the glory of newfound fame

All contributors will receive a copy of the anthology. You can show off your published work to your mum, your work colleagues, your online bingo mates or anyone you fancy! It's your work, and I hope you do enjoy the finished product. At the moment I am unable to offer any kind of payment for your strips

Now the technical bit

The comic is ashcan (digest or A5) in size and will be printed at 300dpi with a 3mm bleed. In other words each page needs to be 1819 x 2551 pixies, otherwise the detail will be rubbish (1748 x 2480 without the bleed).

Final artwork requirements

  1. A5 at 300dpi (1819 x 2551px including the 3mm bleed)
  2. Black and white
  3. Flattened
  4. Accompanied by a declaration signed by everyone involved
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I like to keep things simple.

If you want to make money selling tshirts, mousemats, baseball caps or whatever related to your comic. Go for it.

All I want to do is print it.

You want to keep all ownership rights so you can turn it into a movie, a computer game or anything else you can think of. No problem.

All I want to do is print it.

I don't care if I'm not the first to print it and I dont want to be the last to print it.

I just want to print the fucker.

You will NOT need to hire a lawyer to wade through pages of bullshit just so you can submit your comic.

You will NOT need to register on any website before being allowed to submit your strip.

You will NEVER need to pay for your story to get printed, this is NOT a competition and there is NO editorial fee o_o

There is no voting and no bullshit. I just want to print your strip and get it into as many grubby little impressionable hands as possible.

Krazybov comics consists of just one person, me. So every submission has to get approved by me. All I ask is that you put in the effort to submit professional quality work and your story will get in. I'm looking for strips of any genre and any length, be it three panels or four hundred pages. Your story must be in black and white. The comic will be distributed in London so your strip needs to be in English and read from left to right. But don't let that put you off, there are plenty of strips that have been accepted that don't use any words at all. Just look at issue one.

I only accept comics that are ready for print. This doesn't mean your story needs to have an end, cliffhangers are welcome. I just don't want writers looking for artists or vice-versa. This is not a dating agency. If you need help on your project you could try the forums at Penciljack or UggA bUggA. Both are very friendly and full of ultra talented peeps.

Issue three will be printed in summer 2010 and distributed until none are left. Once that happens the strips will be made available to read in their entirety online and be downloadable in a variety of formats.

Send all submissions to bov [at] krazybov [dot] com at 72dpi. Every submission will get a reply from me whether approved or not. If your submission gets accepted then I will ask you to send it again at a higher resolution.

The comic has a very international flavour. Contributors have come from Europe, South America and Indonesia. I would love to see strips from every continent. So don't be shy, send it in.

If you're more of a cover artist then I'd like to hear from you too. Use the guidelines above except that your work can be in colour. Download the cover template here.

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Unfamiliar terms

Lo-res is an abbreviation for low resolution, generally regarded as 72dpi

Hi-res is an abbreviation for High resolution, generally regarded as 300dpi

DPI (Dots Per Inch) is a measure of printing resolution, in particular the number of individual dots of ink a printer or toner can produce within a linear one-inch (2.54 cm) space … read more at Wikipedia >

Ashcan comics were comics intended to go straight from the printer and into the bin, in modern comics they are often used as a promotion or giveaway … read more at Wikipedia >

Digest magazine size is half of letter size and is the size used by Reader's Digest … read more at Wikipedia >

A5 specifies a paper size used in most countries of the world, specifically 148x210 mm or 5.8x8.3 inches … read more at Wikipedia >

CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black), it is a subtractive colour model used in colour printing and is also used to describe the printing process itself … read more at Wikipedia >

Bleed in printer speak means printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming … read more at Wikipedia > it is not to be confused with the space between parallel universes.

mm is an abbreviation for millimetres, and if you needed to know that then you really should have stayed in school. To save your humiliation at evening class there follows a link where you can … read more at Wikipedia >

px is an abbreviation for pixels or picture element used in digital imaging, so you're looking at them RIGHT NOW! … read more at Wikipedia >

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