By Paul Caggegi: Aliens! Spaceships! Epic voyages to the far reaches of the galaxy!
Space has captured the imaginations of generations. We see it when we look up at night, and yet it remains a vast and exciting frontier full of possibility and promise. My aim is to collect 8 original stories which will inspire, excite, enthrall and excite. Themes can vary, all that I ask is that it has a space setting (this can include “it came from outer space” earth-bound stories as well).
This anthology will need 8 creators to each contribute an 8 page story. I want to keep these limitations on this anthology, as I’ve discovered limits can actually boost creativity. Keep your story simple. Keep your main cast as small as possible. Keep your premise concise. These should aid you in telling a good story.
To submit your work for selection, simply start a discussion in the SPAAAAACE! Board of the community.
The deadline for completed work is January 31st 2012. I want to submit the final book early February, so I can sell this at Supanova next year. If I get the orders by April, then I will consider doing a second Australian convention interstate.
I want to aim this at as wide an audience as possible. Young teens through to adult comic aficionados (like us!) While I have nothing personal against more “adult” genres, but try and keep these stories as teen-friendly as possible. No nudity. Comic-book violence (if necessary) is okay, but consider being clever about it (e.g.: keep it out of shot; suggest, imply, don’t be gratuitous). If swearing is important to the plot/character, either get creative (Like Firefly!), or use symbols to mask the $#%^& word. In short, I want to give you guys scope to explore!