Comic Formatting



Deadline: December 12th



  • Either 2 pages (1 title page + 1 page of comics) or 4 pags (1 title page + 3 pages of comics)
  • Width = 6inches. Height = 9inches
  • 300 DPI
  • No two-page spreads
  • No fan comics. Original content only.
  • Colour is an option but not required
  • If you have colour going to the edges, have a .125 inch bleed

Format example:

com format



  • Story
  • Art
  • Commitment
  • Overall enjoyment/entertainment value
  • Script (if there is dialogue)
  • Flow
  • Wholeness (feels complete)
  • Interpretation of theme
  • Quality/Style
  • Layout
  • Fits the story
  • Attended Guideline review*
  • Meets submission requirements

*Only those comics that have been reviewed will be considered for the printed anthology

Cover Contest

Deadline: December 12th

Resolution: 300dpi

Dimensions: 6″x9″ with a .125″ bleed for each the front and the back.

The spine will vary based on the amount of pages we have so we’re making it simple and leaving that out of the contest. But talk to us if you want to incorporate it into your design.

On the front we require you to have the text “Comic Carr 1” and a title (either use “Dreams & Delusions” or message us if you want to use a different one). Aside from those requirements, you’re pretty free to do whatever you want.

On the back we are expecting to have an ISBN, our logo, and a few paragraphs of text to describe the anthology. We will be writing the description after we get a sense of the stories on November 8th so expect a final copy of it by the 15th. To plan for it though, make sure to have lots of space in your composition, especially near the middle of the page. Monday’s blog post will have some diagrams as examples.


  • Engaging
  • Interpretation of theme
  • Follows requirements
  • Interesting content
  • Visually stimulating
  • Easily noticeable
  • Memorable

Logo Contest

Deadline: November 15th.

We’ll need a logo that will be appearing on our comic and our website. In the future it could end up on things like shirts and posters, so it needs to work both small and large. You can use whatever colours you want but it must also work in black and white, grayscale, and two colours.

This is a logo for our group, not for this comic, so it does not have to be related to dreams and delusions. That being said, it will hopefully be around for years so it has to still be able to keep its relevance.

We know that not everyone can use Illustrator so you can submit a rendered sketch and if it’s chosen, we’ll work with you to digitalize it. If you do prefer to work digitally though, that’s great as well.



  • Memorable
  • Timeless
  • Versatile:
  • Appropriate: represents Comic Carr
  • Original
  • Works large, small, close up, and far away.
  • Can work In black and white, grayscale, and two colours

Check out these resources:

How to Design a Logo (GINA: hyperlink to

12 Rules When Designing a Logo (GINA: hyperlink to



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