SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

Email your submissions to submissions@aspencomics.com

TO ALL: Aspen is a small company and our standards are high. We have very few openings for artists in the course of a year, but do not be discouraged. Keep submitting. We look forward to seeing your work. Please send only hard copies (photocopies/print-outs) of your work. Links to websites/virtual portfolios are acceptable as well. No computer or compact disks or other unsolicited media will be accepted. Please include a self-address, stamped business sized envelope or current email address if you wish to receive a reply from us. All materials submitted become the property of Aspen MLT, Inc. and will not be returned.Always use only recognizable, published, trademarked characters. We would like to see our characters used, but it is not necessary. Never send us original characters or concepts.

PENCILERS: Submit no less than 3 pages of consecutive sequential storytelling. Demonstrate as wide a range of skills as possible. Show that you can handle lighting, mood, storytelling, texture and spatial separations. Show us a variety of environments, scenes, vehicles and props as well as characters, young and old, and costumes, modern, superheroic or period. Utilize quiet conversational scenes, and dramatic action sequences.

INKERS: Submit no less than 3 pages of sequential storytelling. Include same-size copies of the original pencils with your samples. Demonstrate as wide a range of skills as possible. Show that you can control gradations through hatching, cross-hatching, texture, and or detail. Exhibit as many different types of textures and line qualities, as you can. Include ruled and freehanded lines and curves in figure work and backgrounds.

COLORISTS: (*Computer/Photoshop skills are NOT necessary for submitting color work. Feel free to create in whatever media you feel comfortable in.)
A: Submit no less than 3 pages of consecutive sequential storytelling. Demonstrate as wide a range of skills as possible. Show that you can use color to enhance or create lighting, mood, time-frames, storytelling, transitions, texture and spatial separations. Display scenes, characters and environments in naturalistic, emotive and subjective color palettes. OR B: Submit your personal or contracted paintings or full color illustration pieces.

WRITERS: Aspen Comics does not accept unsolicited writing submissions, synopses, or scripts. Any unsolicited writing submission sent will not be read.

ORIGINAL CONCEPTS/PROPERTIES: Aspen Comics does not accept unsolicited original concepts or properties for publication. Any unsolicited original concepts or properties submission sent will not be read. If you are a company looking to license Aspen’s product/property or information on your licensed property publishing potentials with Aspen please contact us at press@aspencomics.com.

Thank you very much,

Peter Steigerwald
Vice President

Vince Hernandez
Editor In Chief