- Posted by Johanna on July 29, 2006 at 12:09 pm
- Category: Comic News
I’m not very familiar with Arcana Studios (did they do a generic-looking Free Comic Book one year?), so maybe they really are operating with good intentions, here, but let’s play spot the mixed message:
Arcana Studios is publishing The Dark Horrors Anthology in October and is holding a talent search for contributions. The talent search is open to writers, pencillers, inkers, letterers, and colorists/greyscalers who think they’ve got what it takes to create macabre stories of psychological horror. Official submission guidelines can be found on Arcana Studio’s online message boards.
James Nadiger and Aaron Nelson are the editors in chief of this project and all entries will need to be cleared with them. So far there have been over 30 full length stories submitted and this $9.95 book will only be able to have 150 pages.
Yep, that’s right: “we’re looking for submissions” but “we’ve got an awful lot of stories submitted already and a firm page count limit”. A full-length story, in typical comic terms, is 22 pages, so they’re only going to be able to have just under seven stories chosen (assuming no ad/editorial/filler pages).
If they’ve already gotten 30 but are now putting the word out that they’re looking for more, those 30 must not be acceptable… which isn’t good news for early submitters. Warning, additional cheap shot coming:
Arcana Studios was founded in 2004 by Sean O’Reilly and has since become Canada’s largest comic book publisher. Arcana has just finished working with NBC on the new series Pscyh and is currently working with Disney on TWO massive video games for XBox 360.
“Canada’s largest comic book publisher” can’t spell the name of the TV show they’re working on correctly?