Temple APA Seeks Contributors

The Temple APA, one of Britain’s longest-running amateur comics communities (which has several professional-standard creators in its midst!) is looking for writers and artists to contribute to the new digital version of the Temple.

The new version will be a free downloadable PDF, which showcases comic writers and artists and the deadline for Issue 1 is October 1st 2008.

Contributions can be anything from one to five pages in length, including a front cover containing contact details etc (see the Temple Issue 0 PDF for examples – links below).

All material must be comics related – whether it’s strips, scripts, work in progress, pencils, sketches, inks, colours etc, the content is completely up to you. Although mature content is acceptable, it will be removed from the ‘Child Friendly’ version of the Temple Showcase that will be released around the same time.

The PDF will be freely available over the internet, so it’s probably not a good idea to use copyrighted characters, or strips which you intend to sell (unless they’ve already appeared on the internet in the form of webcomics etc).

Pages should preferrably be A4 in size at 300 dpi (in case the Temple decide to do a print version in the future). JPG’s are also preferred.

• If you’re interested, visit the Temple website templeapa.ning.com or email: templeapa [AT] googlemail.com. Please email the pages you intend to contribute to the same address.

• If you want to see what the finished PDF will contain you can now download ‘Issue Zero’ from the following links:
• Temple APA – Issue Zero hi-res (40.0mbs) or download it from Rapidshare
• Temple APA – Issue Zero lo-res (11.6mbs) or download it from Rapidshare

• If you’re interested in joining the Temple (we swear they’re not a religeous cul!) then visit our website at templeapa.ning.com and click the ‘Join’ button (no need to wait for an invite). Anyone from the rawest amateur to the most seasoned professional is welcome!

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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