- Posted by Johanna on January 6, 2008 at 12:57 pm
- Category: Meta
With the new year, I am again accepting review copies for this site.
I do have a few requests. I prefer graphic novels, manga, and other book-format comics, because they’re much easier for interested consumers to find, as well as being still timely and relevant if I can’t cover them immediately. I will also review webcomics as time allows.
If you’re interested in submitting a comic for possible review, please email me with the following information:
- A short description of the premise (For example: “My graphic novel is about the last girl on earth and her computer-generated puppy trying to reach an abandoned temple in Toronto so she can magically repopulate the planet.”)
- The target audience (“I think my book will be of interest to Vertigo readers, especially young adult women.” or “My comic is aimed at superhero readers who are bored with the overemphasis on continuity from DC and Marvel.” I want to know who you’re trying to sell to, beyond “comics shops”. All creators should have put some thought into this and be able to express it.)
- The format and publishing schedule (Miniseries? Graphic novel? Listed in next month’s Previews? Monthly? Bimonthly? Quarterly? Whenever I can get to it? etc.)
- A link to sample pages (doesn’t have to be public, and won’t be publicized if so, although something I can point readers to so they can check it out for themselves is preferable)
- Information on how the material can be ordered or purchased and when (website link, ISBN, or Previews code, for instance)
I will respond with my mailing address, which I don’t want to publish directly. I prefer seeing the final printed product, but PDFs are ok. Please don’t email them before checking with me, so my email doesn’t get clogged. (FTP downloads are preferred.)
I do not cover horror comics (which includes most anything with zombies). I have no interest in that genre and no background to talk about it.
Unfortunately, I also cannot promise to review everything I receive. If I make that decision and you honestly want to know why (which may include the phrase “not of professional enough quality to be worth covering”), please let me know. I try to notify the creator and/or publisher when reviews are posted, if I have an email address to use.
In advance, I thank everyone very much for considering this site for submission and wish you the best of luck with your efforts.