Coming Soon: Corbyn Comics! from SelfMadeHero

Jeremy Corbyn by JAKe
Jeremy Corbyn by JAKe

Yes, you read that headline right. Corbyn comics are needed from artists up and down the UK and beyond – and they’re needed fast – by 9th August 2017. No, not Kirby comics – Corbyn comics, as in Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the politician who’s become something of a popular icon, to the dismay of many British newspaper editors.

This autumn, SelfMadeHero are publishing an anthology of comics about Britain’s leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn – and yours could be one of them. So – make a comic on the subject of Jeremy Corbyn and submit it to SelfMadeHero by Wednesday 9th August 2017.

Successful entrants will have their comic published alongside work by Guardian cartoonists Steve Bell, Martin Rowson and Stephen Collins, and comics artists Karrie Fransman, Kate Evans and Steven Appleby, among others. They will also receive a share of royalties.

Here are the submissions guidelines:

  • The comic can be a minimum of one panel and a maximum of three pages long
  • It can be created in black-and-white or in colour
  • Page dimensions are 170mm x 240mm
  • Submissions are welcomed from published and unpublished creators of all nationalities
  • Submissions must be sent to submissions@selfmadehero.com (using the subject heading “The Corbyn Comic Book”) no later than Wednesday 9th August 2017

The anthology will be produced as a handsome, staple-bound comic book and launched at the Labour Party’s Annual Conference in September 2017.

Momentum might like it. The Daily Mail certainly won’t.

There’s more information here on the SelfMadeHero web site 

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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