Attention all artists...PREPARE FOR BATTLE!!!!!
I’d like to invite you to help start a blog project I am extremely excited about (and hope you will be to.) Inspired by blogs like Covered and RePaneled, I have created a new submissions-based art blog titled Damaged in Battle. The purpose of this site is to showcase the amazing and inspiring art of the professional and underground comic artist community and at the same time have some fun. If that doesn't sell it for you then you can read the "About" section at the end of this post.
The concept is simple: Illustrations of characters (comics, cartoon, movies, etc) who have been damaged in battle (or battle damaged). It’s as simple as that. What am I talking about…well here’s a few examples I put together quickly.
This is an invitation to submit an image, or two, or as many as you like. The official URL is http://damagedinbattle.wordpress.com/.
What YOU get out of the deal: Exposure of your work, linkage to your site when your work is posted, a permanent link to your site on the links panel and bragging rights.
Here are some of the guidelines:
Damaged in Battle(DIB) .
1. DIB is looking for depictions of characters, heroes and people who have seen the brunt of an epic battle. Take a moment to think about what “battle damaged” means to you and interpret that on a character of your choosing.
2. DIB will not accept any imagery depicting pornography, racist or hateful imagery or anything deemed unsuitable with the intent of the blog
3. Not all submissions will be accepted
4. Only artists who have a professional website (meaning a site that shows a portfolio of their work) will be eligible to be accepted.
5. DIB does not pay for artwork
6. DIB does not own the rights to your artwork
7. Images MUST be from the artist submitting
8. Artist who have work submitted will be notified by email when the submission will be posted (feel free to post your work on your website but please wait till after it’s posted on DIB)
9. Accepted submissions will not be posted immediately
What to submit
1. One original image in color(RGB) or black and white
2 .Image should be 72dpi, JPEG format, no wider than 1000 pixels and no smaller than 900pixels
3. Artists submitting must include their name and a url to their work
4. Submit to email@example.com
Also- please keep in mind that if you have an existing drawing, sketch or artwork of you own characters you are more than welcome to submit.
I hope you’ll consider “Joining the Battle” and helping make this blog grow.
ABOUT DAMAGED IN BATTLE
There I was, sitting at my computer checking out one of my favorite blogs when I looked up at a milk crate(bookshelf) on my desk. Sitting atop my makeshift furniture was the evil He-Man doppelganger action figure from my childhood. Staring at me, as if to say “Say the words, say them Mike.” And as if possessed by some sort of 80′s Saturday Morning Cartoon spirit I said “Battle Damaged He-Man was the coolest.” It made me think, “man, why do I love seeing battle damaged heros?” Maybe it was because you hardly saw that in the cartoons. It was too raw, too violent for kids. Fortunately you saw it constantly in comics. When comic book heroes suffered it made their victory that much more triumphant and their defeat devastating. Being “damaged” gave the reader, or viewer, a glimpse at the reality of these icons. They were flawed and had weaknesses not only in their physicality but also conceptually.