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BACK FROM THE DEPTHS NEEDS YOU! (BFTD Comic Submission Guidelines)

by M.I.K.

This year sees the 25th anniversary of the appearance of Scream! comic on newsagents shelves. So we at Back From The Depths were thinking… What better time to pay tribute by producing our very own Scream! inspired tribute publication?

That’s where you lot come in. Back From The Depths are looking for artists and writers to help bring this idea to fruition.

We initially plan to produce a 32 page “issue zero”, which will be available to download for free in pdf format. However, we may stretch to 64 pages if we receive enough contributions, and this is the pagecount we’d be aiming for with any subsequent issues.

Ideal submissions should be horror orientated and must be weird or spooky to make the final cut. We are mainly looking for completed comic strips between 1-7 pages in length. Eerie illustrations and artwork along with interesting horror/comic articles, scary short stories, petrifying poems or anything just plain creepy will also be considered.

We’ll also consider material previously published elsewhere, as long as the contributors own the copyright.

Completed artwork should preferably be A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) 300 dpi jpegs.

Submissions can be sent to malcolmkirk(at)hotmail.co.uk or you can join the ning group and upload stuff there if you prefer.

To get involved visit the forum for more information, post your suggestions and stories and check out existing story ideas…


and if you’re an artist you should also check out the following rough storyboards in need of your talents…

Nintendo of Doom
Bucket of Blood
Mostly Haunted

As this is a non-profit, small press publication, contributors will not be paid but they will retain copyright on any material submitted.


Scripts, articles and text submissions : Saturday 25th July

Artwork : Saturday 10th October

Completed strips : Saturday 17th October.

The finished issue will be available online on October 31st.

by M.I.K.

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  • Ghastly McNasty, April 29, 2009:

    Step right up then ladies and gentlemen. If you’re a budding comic book artist or story writer then this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills.

    From small acorns grow big fricking trees!

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  • Comicology, April 30, 2009:

    Wonderful way of paying a tribute to Scream’s legacy. Would love to see the final version online, as a mere reader of these fantasies. :)

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  • M.I.K., July 19, 2009:

    Just a reminder that you have one week left to submit any scripts, articles or text submissions.

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  • Luo Gang, August 9, 2009:

    A great idea. Its just a shame that it is not in ‘hard copy’. There is something about the comic in your hands that the computer can’t replicate.

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