Sunday, December 04, 2011

Call for Artists!!!

Attention video game nerds/artists!!! I'm putting together a zine called Bits in Multiples of 8: An 8bit-64bit Video Game Fan Art Zine which, as you may have guessed, is a zine dedicated to the days when the power of a video game system was judged by how many bits it said it had, and how much excellence could be crammed on a single cartridge! The cover of the zine is going to be hand screenprinted, with grayscale interiors, and will be 5.5x8.5 inches, and will feature piles of pixel-fueled radness from a bunch of high-scoring artists!

What I'm looking for is: Original artwork (comics, illustrations, etc.) that is based off of any videogame or videogames that came out for any system between the life of The original Nintendo NES, and the Nintendo 64. This includes games for the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Sony Playstation, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, Ninendo Gameboy, Sega CD, etc. Basically any 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, or 64-bit system. These pieces can be based on a single specific game or combination of games, your personal reactions/experiences with the games, characters from different games hanging out and partying, whatever you want so long as you have fun with it and make sure to capture the spirit of the originals while putting your own spin on it!

I won't be accepting: Art based on games that came out for systems that don't fit the theme (Xbox, Playstation 2, Sega Dreamcast, Gamecube, or later), drawings that are too focused on looking exactly like the style of art already created for the game, or exact redrawings of art created for the game or games you choose.

Everyone who submits is more than welcome to submit as much art as they like, but just a word of warning, there's a pretty good chance that everything submitted won't be able to make it into the zine. I hate to be exclusionary, but I will have to be in this case, but so long as you do something that I dig, it'll go in the book, no probelmo!

I am accepting both single page submissions (5.5x8.5 inches) and full spreads (8.5x11 inches). The deadline for submissions is February 28th, so anything sent between now and then will be considered! If you would like to submit, or if you have any questions at all, you can contact me through this blog, or you can shoot me an email at jimmyg@jgillustration.com!!!

Thanks a ton, and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!

5 comments:

Aeron said...

I think I might be into throwing something down for this. Great idea for a zine!

alkbazz said...

I'm not a gamer but maybe I'll try something too

Marcel Ruijters said...

I used to be quite taken by the backdrops of Ghosts & Goblins. The game itself was frustrating beyond belief, but nice graphics. Hmmm.

Unknown said...

Oh man, I wish I had more time. Well, perhaps I can manage to cook sth up till February.

Jimmy Giegerich said...

That would be INCREDIBLE if you guys wanted to do some work for it!!!