Want to candidate yourself as an author? Read our guidelines carefully!
What to propose
To allow us to evaluate a project it is strictly necessary to present the following:
- A presentation of the project.
Unreleased or inspired from something else? Biography, true story, or original content? What is the intent? Moral, civil, social, pure amusement? Who is the target audience? What is the purpose of telling this story? All of this, and anything you can think of to best describe your project in editorial terms is appreciated (if not necessary).
- A presentation of the authors.
You don’t need to have a long, seasoned professional CV, but a brief personal presentation. It is important for us to know who we’re talking to.
- A presentation of the story.
Every good story has to be written in a 150-200 line synopsis to get our attention. Think about how you summarize the story of a movie when you want to convince your friend to watch it with you: that’s the synopsis.
- Abstract and subject.
What we mean by abstract is a 25-30 word sentence with the purpose of enticing the reader, a sort of trailer. Example: “A student is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains super strength and spider senses… it takes time to hone them, but he later accepts great responsibilities and makes an important decision.” The subject tells the plot exactly how it will appear in the comic book. Regardless of the length of the comic itself, the subject can’t be longer than two pages.
- At least five completed consecutive pages.
By finished we mean that they must be exactly as you would imagine them printed, complete with eventual colors and lettering (so we can read it). NOTICE! We won’t consider pages that aren’t part of the proposed project!
Any kind of attachment and Wetransfer are strictly forbidden and will be deleted.
NOTICE! Given the number of proposals we receive every day, we cannot guarantee an immediate response, or any response at all if the project isn’t deemed publishable. We do our best to reply to everyone, but that isn’t always possible. It is in our own interest to get back in touch with the authors we are interested in, but we ask that you have patience. Thank you.
Tips The following suggestions aren’t strictly necessary, but we strongly advise you to take them into consideration.
- If you aren’t already familiar with it, give our catalogue a look and familiarize yourself with our publications. Try to get an idea of which series would best host your work.
- Limit yourself to a self contained story. We will take any project into consideration, but if you’re a first time collaborator all we need to see is a single volume, as opposed to an entire series.
- Present a finished body of work. If 5 pages aren’t enough to convey the value of your work, then don’t expect us to. So send us as many more as you want (never less than 5, though).
- If the characters of your story carry a certain weight (if their features, personality, or look are important), then we would very much appreciate to see character designs. The same goes for important places and objects.