*SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SLICED ANTHOLOGY ARE NOW CLOSED*
More news on what we’re doing next will be posted here soon.
This anthology is a home for the ideas that were pushed away over worries that readers wouldn’t ‘get it’. The concepts that were discarded because it was difficult to figure out how it could be achieved.
You are invited you to try, play, test and discover.
We’re looking for ‘slice of life’ stories told in experimental and innovative ways, this includes comics, narrative illustrations and infographics. We aren’t interested in zombies, vampires, aliens or superheroes, there are plenty of comics that have those bases covered.
We want stories that communicate. They can be funny, serious, moving, thought provoking. You can do whatever you want, as long as it isn’t offensive or inappropriate.
HOW the story is told is as important as WHAT it’s about.
Writers & Artists
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Ideas & Restrictions
Black and white comics are unforgiving. Simplicity can be stark and powerful. Have you ever created a comic without using black?
No dialogue? No SFX? A narrative told through imagery alone, or perhaps using SFX exclusively?
These can be described as ‘visual poetry’ but by the very nature of the descriptor ‘abstract’ this branch of comic creation is whatever the creator decides it should be.
Can you make a comic that can be read forward, backwards, upside-down or at random?
Stories that can be told and understood regardless of language.
Breaking the Rules
There are things that can only be done within the comic narrative. This should be celebrated. It might be nice to break it too. Can you make the person on the left speak last, but in a good way?
These are jumping off points of course. The only limits are those that you place on yourself. If you have an idea that’s too weird to work, get in touch, we want to see if it’s possible too.