Prism Comics Seeking Editor and Designer for Upcoming 2006 Prism Guide to LGBT Comics|
posted August 30th, 2005
Atlanta, GA—Prism Comics is looking for an Editor and a Designer for its 2006 Prism Guide to LGBT comics. Building upon its previous guides, the new publication will include updated profiles on LGBT creators, new pages of LGBT comic art, articles, and more. Prism Comics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) creators in the comics industry, as well as LGBT themes in comics in general. Seeing that Prism Comics is a nonprofit, these positions are unpaid and strictly volunteer. Prism Comics has scheduled the guide to be completed by December of 2005 for solicitation through Diamond Distributors and also for sale at comic book conventions throughout 2006.
"The Prism Guides have been vital in expanding the audience for LGBT comic books and their creators," said Prism Comics Publications Chair David Stanley. "This is a terrific chance for someone to contribute to and to promote LGBT comics while also working with some of the most talented and successful creators in the comic book industry."
Prism Comics has produced several guides to LGBT Comics, with the most recent editions being in 2004 and 2005. Each guide has featured covers and exclusive writing and art by comic book luminaries such as Phil Jimenez, Stephen Sadowski0, Leanne Franson, Joe Phillips, Stephen Sadowski1, and Eric Shanower, along with providing extensive articles, interviews and profiles on LGBT artists, writers, and professionals such as Paige Braddock, Stephen Sadowski, P. Craig Russell, Bob Shreck, Colleen Coover, Alison Bechdel and many more.
Duties for the position of Editor will include:
- Creating an overall plan and schedule.
- Soliciting content from comic book writers, artists and professionals, i.e. new images/pages of LGBT comic book art, articles, interviews, and covers.
- Finding advertising.
- Working with the Designer on publication layout.
- Delivering the completed Guide by December of 2005 for solicitation through Diamond Distributors and also for sale at comic book conventions throughout 2006.
Duties for the position of Designer will include:
- Working with the Editor, who will set the production schedule, and help determine the layout and look of the Guide.
- Building upon the templates already created with InDesign CS to create continuity in the look of the publication while keeping it fresh.
Motivated, deadline-driven individuals interested in providing these vital functions for Prism Comics can contact David Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the two latest Guides, entitled Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics 2004 and Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics 2005 Update, are on sale at http://www.prismcomics.org/shop.php.
Prism Comics promotes the works of the LGBT community in comics. It does not implicitly endorse any other material or products associated with those works. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s).