Okay folks, I don't usually do this, but what the hell. I practically live on this site, and I figure some of you might be interested, and its a bit of an emergency, and there's a ton of awesome art types around here.
I work for Antarctic Press. And every year we do Annual publications for our main series Gold Digger and Ninja High School, featuring the work of fan contributors and amateur talent.
This year however, due to a scheduling oversight, the issues that have the advertisements for fans to submit… aren't coming out quite on time, and so thus we have a complete dearth of submissions. We have two books that are scheduled to go out very soon, Gold Digger Swimsuit, and Gold Digger annual.
If any of you would like to toss out a pinup with a high likelihood of getting published, well, here's your chance.
Submission guidelines behind the cut.
1. Keep submissions at the proper proportions, unless you want stuff chopped off or oversized blank space around your image.
2. When the image is reduced to print size, all important graphics should be at least .25" from the edge. If they're any closer, they'll get chopped off.
3. Make sure your image is 300 dpi at final print size—check the pixel dimensions given if need be. If it's too small, we'll reject it, as it'll print badly.
Again, here are the standard rules (with a change or two from past years, so read through 'em!):
Full color if at all possible, inks or very strong pencils otherwise
300 dpi TIFF format, LZW compressed (This is the best for quality vs. file size)
Preferably CMYK, but RGB is acceptable if server space requires it
Final image dimensions are 6.75" x 10.5" (2025 x 3150 px), which includes bleed
Allow .25" bleed all around for your primary image area
Full color if at all possible, inks or very strong pencils otherwise.
If you aren't familiar with Gold Digger, that's fine. Just go here and take a look at the covers, that's pretty much ALL of them for the last 20 years.
Gold Digger is basically a super science Final Fantasy meets Indiana Jones. Archeologist travels around with a werecheetah, encounters dragons, mecha, and pirate ninja leprechauns.
Random pinups will do the trick pretty much, so you don't need to be familiar with the characters. Be they natural Indiana Jones stuff for the regular annual, or random swimsuit images, either one will do.
if you can't color or think your coloring sucks, I can color it myself, for it is my job. We need stuff soon (like, by Monday, but if I KNOW stuff is coming in, can stretch that a tiny bit.) It pays nothing, but you will get a comp copy of the issue when it comes out.
If you host the art on deviantart, imageshack, or send it to me through other means, it doesn't really matter long as its the right size.
Contact information and mailing adresses can be dealt with seperatley.
Now, I'm not guaranteeing that anything we get will be published, but right now we have some space to fill, so there's a pretty good chance. If there's any questions, just go ahead and ask me, I'll do my best to answer them/provide more ref, etc.
I'm currently drawing and coloring up pics myself. Any help you guys can give in advance is appreciated.