Japanese publisher seeks colourists

Tokyo-based publisher EigoTown is looking to have around 600 black and white and greyscale illustrations coloured for use on the iPhone and iPad and has put out an appeal for samples to British creators.

“We’re creating Apps based on Oxford University Press’ graded reader series for learners of English,” explains EigoTown’s Russell Willis, who some downthetubes readers may recall as the editor of some ace British indie comics magazines such as Infinity  back in the 1980s.

“We only need screen resolution and the maximum size is the viewable area of the iPad’s screen (768 x 1004).

• Interested parties should contact Russell via russell.willisATeigotown.com. Please put “Colouring Work for iPad” in the subject line.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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