Wednesday, March 26, 2014

High-Low likes Darkness and Gulp!

  • The Boston Comics Roundtable's annual Hellbound anthologies have grown increasingly stylish in presentation
  • ...There are no clunkers in this collection and the editing by Moynihan and Dan Flynn carefully shuffles the stories so as to avoid repeating themes on a story-to-story basis. The duo-tone orange and blue from the Risograph printing adds to the attractiveness of the overall work. This was by far the most skilled set of contributors and the most attractive presentation of stories yet conceived for this series, a trend that I hope continues for 2014.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MeCAF 2014

Gulp! (the first Boston Comics Roundtable for Kids anthology) 
will be at the Main Comics Art Festival (MeCAF) on Sunday May 18th, 2014. 

Check out their website for more info! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hellbound V: The End of Comics | Submission Guidelines


Hellbound V will be the final horror anthology from River Bird Comics and this year’s theme is The End. Submit your stories exploring what The End means to you. Don’t give us any prequels, first chapters, or stories that close with the following: “The End?” We don’t want them! Hellbound V will be a return to “grown-up stories”. We’re upping the intensity level to eleven! You have up to 8 pages to be as disturbing and fear-inducing as you can bear! Don’t submit torture porn (or the traditional kind). We’re not seeking gratuitous gore or violence so make sure the use of either is justified by the story. Be imaginative! Push the envelope!! Think outside the box!!! Add a fourth cliché here!!!! This is your last chance! There won’t be a Hellbound VI, It ends with Hellbound V: End of Comics!

The size of the book will be 5 inches by 9 inches, Portrait (so tall and skinny). With some special fold-out pages. Each story gets one fold out page and it's NOT mandatory. See illustration for details.

Color wise we are looking for dark lines (think solid black) and one solid color tones (think about it working as gray but keep it on a separate layer if doing it digitally). We will be probably printing the book via Risograph.  * Below is an example of what we are looking for, the color or tone should be solid, and used on non essential parts of the art, no dialogue, etc. Treat it as if it was a grey tone. If you are creating this tone directly on the paper use a solid color that is different than the ink color so it's easy to separate to be printed.  If doing digitally we need two grayscale Tiff files, one with the line work/blacks and the other one with the tone color. Here is an example of a simple way to approach the process:

This issue will be story edited by Stephen Cartisano and Published by Roho. If you are interested on being part of the process of creating the book lets us know we are always looking to help Boston Comics Roundtable members learn how to put a book together. *  We will be accepting submissions for illustrations as well.

Page Limit: 8 pages, fold outs count as 2.
Deadline: September 4th, 2014.

March 2014

For general questions that please post a comment here or email us at Hellboundboston (at)
* updates

Monday, October 7, 2013

Gulp! Reviewed and Mentioned

  • ...there is no shortage of creatures that haunt, scare and sometimes even pull a heartstring or two. These stories are short, ranging from two to five pages, but they are far from slight. Every entry is a satisfying bit of graphic storytelling.
  • From kids high jinks to thoughtful reflections on the ways we live today to demented humor, New England is a hotbed of quality comics making these days. Here are nine cartoonists whose work stood out at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo—aka MICE