2. Next Steps
The official announcement for the cover contest will be in the next newsletter, which will address the templates, specs, and rules. All this info will also be added to the site for reference, so please look forward to it!
What do I mean by templates? Over this week, I'll create some basic cover layouts that will show areas where title and info text could overlap an illustration. The goal is, that by creating a few templates, participants will have flexibility to design with a preferred layout in mind. Ideally, it'll mean harmonious cover designs instead of artwork fighting with text for dominance (I'm looking at you, mainstream superhero comicbook covers!).
Since all of you are already participants in the zine itself, you get a bit of a head start since you now know that it'll be a public contest with a public vote. Here's a little additional info to help you get going early:
- Size art at 11"x14", portrait layout.
- Set it at a minimum of 300dpi with a CMYK color setting.
- Deadline will be the same as all submissions.
It's very similar to the general art submission guidelines, but the key difference is the size and the soon-to-arrive corresponding templates. The idea with the larger size is to allow some additional wiggle room for final layout and give contestants more space to add detail.
Official info coming soon!