A dystopia is the often futuristic vision of a society in which
conditions of life are miserable and characterized by poverty,
oppression, war, violence, disease, pollution, nuclear fallout
and/or the abridgement of human rights, resulting in widespread
unhappiness, suffering, and other kinds of pain.
In short, DYSTOPIA is a series of comic short stories about the dark future that may be coming, or the one that is already here. These books will contain science fiction, cyberpunk, horror, current political subjects and other stories that fit into the concept.
We want these stories to move their readers and we want them to matter. To warn us and help us chose a better future for ourselves.
We accept submissions from anyone who has something interesting to say on the subject, after
the following specifications:
-Each book can be one story (24 pgs max) or be done as a split, a flip book between two artists if the stories are shorter.
-The format is 140x182mm.
-Both color and black & white is acceptable.
-DYSTOPIA will be made in two editions (Swedish and English). If you can't do both versions yourself, we can help you with the translation.
-Send digital material. Line art should be 1200dpi. Gray or color should be at least 300dpi.
-.TIF is a good file format. .JPG is bad (don't use if avoidable). If you aren't sure, ask us for advice.
-Questions, submissions or ideas for submissions to mattias @ elftorp . com (delete the spaces).
Unfortunately, we can't pay anyone for their contributions at this stage. Participants will get 5 copies for a full book and 3 copies each for a split. Language optional.
There are no deadlines. Simply send us stories and if we accept them we will publish them as we go along, depending on our situation when it comes to time and money.
DYSTOPIA is a cooperation between Wormgod and the Swedish Comics Association. Editor is Mattias Elftorp.