The San Francisco Comics Fest wants Bay Area artists to help promote us in our inaugural year. Join us!
We’re looking for illustrations that convey the vibrancy and diversity of the San Francisco comics scene, past and present, to use on the SF Comics Fest website and in promotional materials such as posters and postcards. The San Francisco Comics Fest is fueled by the collective volunteer efforts of the Bay Area comics community.
Any donation of your time and talent will help get this endeavor off to the successful start it deserves. In return, we can offer our undying gratitude and a prominent artist credit on our website, in social media, and on all other promotional channels.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Julie Davis.
Please include a concept sketch of your illustration and a link to your portfolio. Final art should be full color, 8.5”x11” @ 300 dpi. Time is short — we want to start promoting the festival and your work as soon as possible — so simple, graphic concepts that can be turned into final art quickly are preferred. Please do not include licensed characters unless you own the rights and want us to use the character. Other questions? Ask at the email above!
The first San Francisco Comics Fest is on its way!
Organized by members of the Bay Area comics community, the inaugural week-long celebration kicks off Sunday, May 3, and will be held throughout San Francisco and beyond. Festivities will conclude on the weekend of May 9 and 10.
A Town Hall meeting of comics retailers, artists, writers and other industry professionals in late 2014 led to the rapid development of the San Francisco Comics Fest, a celebration of comics and comics culture distributed across multiple venues over the course of a week. With future growth in mind, the goal of this year’s fest is to activate the community, laying the foundation for an annual city-wide event.
“San Francisco has the unique opportunity to imagine a new comics-centric festival from the ground up,” said SFCF Steering Committee Organizer Matt Silady, Chair of MFA in Comics Program at California College of the Arts. “From tech to tradition, leveraging the city’s strengths will be at the heart of this event as we continue to make San Francisco a destination for comics professionals and enthusiasts alike.”
San Francisco Comics Fest is a celebration of comics culture – past, present and future – with festival events highlighting four core aspects of the vibrant community:
- Rich history of artistic rebellion and comics innovation
- Unique intersection of cultural influences shared among creators
- Commitment to comics education
- Responsibility to shape the future of comics through technology in a positive, equitable way
Scheduled events include workshops, signings, and talks at the Cartoon Art Museum, SF Public Library, and comics retailers on both sides of the Bay. The San Francisco Comics Fest continues to encourage and accept applications for official SFCF events from its local community through the end of the month. All event participants will be promoted through official SFCF channels and promotional materials.
For information on how to get involved, check out our event application and volunteer application. And keep checking this blog for updates, and you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!