This year’s Comics and Medicine Conference is seeking original comics on issues broadly related to health access and accessibility for a comics newspaper anthology that will debut at the conference in Seattle this June. We seek comics that explore topics including, but not limited to, disability, health education among underserved communities, personal or professional experiences with health access, gendered experiences with health access, systemic and structural inequities in health care, mental health, care-taking, politics and health access, and environmental health.
This is an open call and all are welcome to submit comics regardless of whether you plan to attend the conference. Because we aim to distribute the paper free of charge, there is no payment available for artists. However, all published artists will receive a limited number of copies of the paper and have the opportunity to exhibit their original art at the conference.
Although we intend to make space for all submissions that address the conference theme, the editorial team reserves the right to determine whether the content of a submission is suitable for publication.
SUBMISSION DETAILS (please read carefully):
All art should be in black and white or greyscale, be 10” w x 7.75” h (1/2 page) OR 10” w x 16”h (full page), and include a title and your name or pen name within those margins. Please consider carefully whether a half or full page is suitable for the content of your work (we may scale full pages down when appropriate). All files should be submitted as tiffs. For greyscale scans use 300 dpi; for bitmap use 1200 dpi. You may submit existing art so long as you have permission to use it and it fits the specs. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All completed comics should be emailed to email@example.com by May 1st with the subject header COMICS SUBMISSION. Please include the following information within your email:
- Name and mailing address
- Website address, if available
- Are you interested in delivering/mailing your original art to us for exhibit at the conference?
- Are you interested in auctioning your original comic for fundraising purposes? (Funds will go toward scholarship discounts for the 2018 conference.)
- Are you planning on registering for the conference?
- Are you planning on attending only the free conference programming?