Titan Magazines, UK-based publisher of the originated Wallace & Gromit Comic and such best-selling licences as The Simpsons, Futurama, SpongeBob SquarePants and Star Wars, will be expanding its range of originated comics based on high-profile TV and movie properties in 2007. The company is now seeking versatile comics artists and writers to produce originated, licensed material for an exciting new range of UK children’s comics, aimed at 8-14 year olds.
Titan is launching a number of new monthly titles in 2007, all of which will require a large amount of original material.
Artists and writers can learn how they can submit portfolios, plots and samples by going to www.titanmagazines.com/comicsubmission or, alternatively: www.titanmagazines.com/titan/comicsubmission.html
Interested creators can also get in touch direct by emailing: Writers: comicwritersATtitanemail.com Artists: comicartistsATtitanemail.com
Please bear in mind that any artists or writers will need to be approved by external licensors as well as Titan’s in-house editorial team. Please note that
Titan states categorically that these comics will not feature superheroes, and all submissions in that vein will be rejected. They are also not looking for original comics ideas at this point — these comics will all feature new stories featuring existing, licensed characters.
The company will also not be accepting submissions for their Simpsons and Futurama comics, SpongeBob SquarePants Comic or Star Wars Comic. Please pass this news around to any creators you think would be interested – we guarantee to look at everything submitted to us!
• Visit the Titan Magazines web site at: www.titanmagazines.co.uk
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.