Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Day I Destroyed the World - call for submissions!

Submissions are open for ACT Comic Meet's next collaborative anthology: The Day I destroyed The World

Unlike 'Beginnings', this will be a much smaller anthology with much tighter deadlines. The art and story telling will therefore be mind-blowing, as complete stories are told in only two pages each!

Submissions will be accepted from past/present/future attendees of the ACT Comic Meet (and associated groups/meetups/projects). If you want to participate and you're not sure you'll be allowed, tweet/fb/email us and ask! (The answer will probably be yes.)

The brief:
  • Two pages. No more, no less.
  • Black and White. Greyscale is ok, too.
  • To be printed at A5.
  • Any style of sequential art.
  • Any genre (so long as the story is about the day I destroyed the world.)
  • No *rating* per se; but we reserve the right to not include any gratuitous or offensive submissions. The story is what's important.
Deadline is next Meetup - first Sunday in June 2013.

Email/dropbox to
Why are we doing this? Good question!
We'll be trooping up to Sydney for Supanova, with a table laden with Beginnings merch, Liedekijn art and books, and other books-and-things by ACT Comic Meet types. Plus con sketches and commissions by some of us. Given that it's going to be a big weekend, we wanted to have something new and exciting to spruik at the table - and thus the anthology was conceived. As it were.
Legal/Financial stuff
By submitting to this anthology, you agree:
You own the art and story - you are letting us publish it as part of this anthology in hard copy or digital format.
We will credit you (as your preferred nom de guerre) as the creator and owner of the work.
Each submission will receive one creator's copy of the anthology.
The cost of publishing/printing the anthology will be borne by ACT Comic Meet. Any profit will go towards funding the next ACT Comic Meet project.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

We Got You Covered

A little while ago, we put a call out via Twitter, Facebook and other means to find cover art for the anthology.

We got a few expressions of interest and thanks to all of those who emailed us, you're all super, but when we were approached by none other than Jon Sommariva, we couldn't say no to what he had in store for us.

Emma-Jean, Katie, Ryan and myself met Jon in the now infamous Wig & Pen pub (which I know hold responsible for housing every major decision in Canberra, ever), where we discussed ideas for what he would do with the cover.

In the time since then he has delivered and what we got is amazing, what I had in my head from his description didn't even come close to what we found in the Beginnings inbox. Amazing, just amazing.

Recently, via his Twitter account, Jon shared a little sneaky peeky of his work, here it is again, for those who may have missed it...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Preview da Pages

The deadline is whooshing towards us... and as the grindstone scrapes along some artistic noses, sparks of visual delight are dropping our way.
Below are sketches, inked drawings and even some complete and coloured panels that the contributors towards Beginnings are happy to tease us with.

By Ele Jenkins. Lineart for 'Heartland' written by Tom Dullermond.

Sneaky-peek of a panel drawn, inked and coloured by Emma-Jean Stewart

 A few inked scenes from Katie Ryan's 'Feather Whisker'

A claw-chewing panel by Mike Perry

Pre-ordering of 'Beginnings' for a puny $20 is available right now through our Indigogo Page or by contacting us directly at

The ACT comic group as a whole would love to thank our many talented contributors. Now put your noses back on them grindstones thingies! 

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Wanted: Cover Artist

We are seeking submissions of concepts/art for the cover of the Anthology.

We need to make a decision by the end of the month, and the finished artwork would be needed soon (within 10 days) after that.

You don't need to have anything in the anthology to be considered - just need to be Australian and/or living in Australia.

Concepts/​Art and/or questions should be emailed to ASAP

Please help us spread the word!

Monday, 26 December 2011

Scott Snyder 22 Page Critique - New Year's Day

That's right, on New Year's Day the Beginnings Anthology will be offering one lucky person the opportunity to get 22 pages of their comic script critiqued by Scott Snyder for just $250.

Scott Snyder is THE premiere DC writer blowing up right now. USA Today recently named him the top comic writer of 2011. His creator owned series, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, won the Eisner for best new series. When DC relaunched with 52 new #1s, they asked Snyder to spearhead BATMAN (one of DC’s three biggest titles, and the head Bat-family book) and they also gave him the illustrious task of making SWAMP THING a headlining book again.

When it comes to superstars on the rise, none are bigger or better than Scott Snyder.

If you have ever read any of Snyder’s work, you’ll understand how much he understands about comics, and how good he is at creating them. He even teaches comic at a tertiary level in Long Island. Here is an opportunity to have DC’s biggest new creator look over your 22 page script and give you some honest and impressive feedback.

This is a steal at $250 – you’ll get one on one time with one of the titans of comics right now. I can’t think of any better way to spend your leftover Xmas money.

This perk goes live at midday on New Year's Day (Sydney time).

Hit up the Beginnings Anthology IndieGoGo page and get your money in as soon as this perk goes live, this one will not last long. Enjoy.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Steven Sanders' Five Fists of Science Original Art Perk

Choose this page or any you desire.
Steven Sanders is a great artist. This much is fact. He’s worked on a number of Marvel titles (S.W.O.R.D., Generation Hope) but back in the day he cut his teeth with a little OGN called Five Fists Of Science. Steven drew the pages and the words came from Matt Fraction. For just $150 you get the chance to own a page of original art from this book and the best part is you can choose any page you like.

If you’ve ever read Five Fists of Science, you’ll know there are plenty of crazy pages to choose from. There is so much fun in that book and the only problem will be limiting it to just one page. Pick your page, drop your money, and enjoy the treasure that lasts forever.

EDIT: we have this perk on sale - until our funding campain closes on Saturday 21/1/12 (Sydney time), or until someone snaps it up!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Mark Andrew Smith 10 Page Script Analysis Perk

Why should you want Mark Andrew Smith to read over your script pages and give you feedback on them?

Firstly, he’s the writer on a stack of fantastic projects so you get a guarantee he knows his stuff. He’s currently writing Gladstone’s School For World Conquerors. It’s one of the best all ages comics going right now – simply superb. He’s also written crowd favourites Aqua Leung, The New Brighton Archaeological Society, and The Amazing Joy Buzzards.

Mark’s credentials at Image Comics should put your mind at ease as to how he’ll treat your pages.

On top of all this, and possibly most importantly, Mark was the editor on the volumes of anthology comics titled Popgun. He’s actually critiqued and guided scripts professionally, and toward Eisner award collaborations, so having him look over your work cannot be a bad thing at all.

If you were ever wondering how to get an Eisner winning editor to look over your work then this perk is for you. It’s a steal at $100 to have Mark make notes on your work and help you improve in any way. Your money will also help an independent anthology get off the ground and that’s always appreciated.

Now, don’t just sit there gobsmacked, hit up the site and lay your money down for a great opportunity. For this week only there’s a 10% discount so it’s only $90. Enjoy.