Information from the First Meeting

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the long post. There’s a lot of information here. This should cover everything we talked about in the meeting.

Welcome to the Emily Carr Comic Panel (name subject to change). Our long term goal is to give Emily Carr a strong identity in the comic world, but for this semester we will be putting together an anthology of short student-made comics. We will have two products: 1) a web release with everyone’s comics and 2) a printed version with as many of them selected as we can fit into the page limit.

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TIMELINE

Oct 11th – Group Crit: People will bring in a storyboard for their comic and we’ll do a casual peer review.

Oct 18th-November 2nd: We will try to find people to bring in for workshops, and failing that, we’ll run our own group activities.

November 8th – Guideline Review: To make sure everyone’s submissions fit the criteria, we ask that members bring their Works In Progress on a USB drive to this meeting (or on paper if you’re working traditionally and we’ll have a demo). If you can’t attend, it’s crucial that you crucial that you send us your WIP by this day as only comics reviewed by then will be considered for the printed release.

*Registration fees are also due this day

December 12th : Final deadline. All submissions must be in our Dropbox by 11:59pm on December 12th.

Dec 19th: By now we our Review Panel will have selected the comics that will be published in print and we will notify everyone about this decision.

Winter break: Scott and Jazz will put together the digital and the print anthology.

January: We will take orders for the books, collect the payments, and place the order.

February: Books will be received and the web release will go up.

Spring semester: Depending on the success of this project, we should be able to start others

August: We will sell our anthology at the Yellow Crane Festival.  Throughout the year we will also be looking for other opportunities so spread and sell our work.

The Future: There are so many possibilities. We hope to grow as a club and be able to have more publications of many different forms and sizes.

 

FINANCIAL

Membership fee will be $10 and is due by November 8th. These funds will go towards operational, production, and promotional costs. All excess money will stay in the Comic Panel’s bank account and will be used for future projects.

We will aim for the cost of each book to be about $20. This will be based on the amount of pages the book ends up being along with shipping costs. We will confirm the price with you in January.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

You have the choice of submitting either 4 pages (3 pages of comic and one title page) or 2 pages (1 page of comic and one title page). All title pages will start on the right so remember this when you are planning your comic.

  • Width = 6inches. Height = 9inches
  • 300 DPI
  • No two-page spreads
  • No fan comics. Original content only.
  • Colour is an option but not required

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

We will be contacting you via email for important information but we will use this blog for longer posts. Please subscribe to it and check it regularly. In Janurary 2014 we hope to transition from a blog that has information to you to a website that will host our comics and showcase each individual artist. For now, use our Tumblr hashtag for anything related to the Comic Panel!

Email: comics.ecuad@gmail.com

Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/comics.ecuad

Tumblr hashtag: #comicsecuad

 

VARIABLES

We will be taking suggestions for our group name (to replace Emily Carr Comic Panel) until October 3rd.

There will be a logo design and cover design contest. More information will be given out by October 11th.

We will also be voting on a theme for our first anthology. There will be a post about that later tonight!

 

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Aaaand that’s it for now. Sorry for loading you guys with so much info.

Telling us any comments, suggestions, or concerns would be really helpful. As a leadership team, we try to be the best we can for you, but we can only get better if you tell us what we’re doing well and what we need to improve.

Time to get excited!

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