So You Wanna Be Our Cover Artist? Now, You Can!!!


The comic book cover. It’s the first thing that guides a person’s choice on whether to look through or pass on a book. While not always an indicator of the contents within the book, the cover has the power to get readers interested in your book or ignore it. It’s the centerpiece of promotional efforts for a new issue. Fans may not always get to read what’s inside your pages but the cover is out there for all to see.



Now we’re giving one talented artist the awesome opportunity to illustrate the cover of our first issue of 2013: True Ghost Stories.




So what do you have to do to get a cover? That’s pretty easy. You know the theme: True Ghost Stories. All you need to do is come up with your cover and submit it to us at by July 7, 2012. The editorial staff will sort through the entries and our three favorites will be featured on the site and voted on by the fans. Voting will come to an end on July 31, 2012. This is open only to those who have never done a cover for us, I’m afraid.












The winning cover will be the official cover to The Gathering: True Ghost Stories edition (on sale January 2013) and will receive $150, ad space in the issue to their website or comic or anything else (within reason) and 10 comps of the issue.

2nd and 3rd place covers will receive $50 each and have their covers featured inside the issue.

Good luck and get those covers in. You never know where it could lead.




Page Size: 6.877″ x 10.5″
Trim: 6.625” x 10.25” – This is the size of the image that will be printed. It is smaller than the page size to ensure that there is no white border around the page in print.

– 300 dpi

– TIF, PSD, EPS, or Illustrator files


3 Responses to So You Wanna Be Our Cover Artist? Now, You Can!!!

  1. Jason Hart June 28, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Hey guys,

    A quick question: For the initial cover submission (for the purposes of review only), do you want the 300 dpi art file at the bleed size – or would you prefer a lower-resolution file, cropped to the trim size? And make it one of the file types listed in the specs, or something else, like a JPG or PDF? (Again, this is just for the initial submission; I understand that final art used for print will need to follow the above specs.)

    Thanks, Jason

    • AndrewG June 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

      Hi Jason,

      For the initial review, yes we can take something a bit smaller. We prefer jpeg about 900x wide. It’ll take up less memory and still let us see what you have.

      In the event the cover is selected as the winner we can resize at that stage.


      • Jason Hart June 29, 2012 at 12:23 am #

        Great, thanks Andrew!

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