Wednesday, April 18, 2007

2007 anthology submission details

Members of the Trees & Hills comics group ( are proud to announce that we plan to publish a second anthology of work by regional creators early this summer.

Submission details for the new anthology are located near the bottom of this message.

In October 2006, the comics group published the 60-page opus, Trees & Hills & Friends anthology, which featured cartoons by over 20 creators from New Hampshire, Vermont and western Massachusetts.

The mini-comic, which featured work by Stephen R. Bissette, Cat Garza and Marek Bennett, has sold more than 100 copies. This total does not include the copies that we gave to contributors for their work, meaning there may be nearly 200 copies out there in circulation.

The release of that book capped the first year of operation for Trees & Hills, which was formed by NH cartoonist Colin Tedford and VT writer Dan Barlow following a large turnout to a 24-Hour Comic event just more than a year earlier in Brattleboro, Vt.

Publishing and distributing the anthology was the first major expansion for the group, which had since been focusing on holding semi-monthly drawing parties, managing a Web site and tabling at local comic book conventions.

Format: The 2007 anthology – which does not yet have a name – will be 5.5 x 8.5 inches with a one-color cover and black and white interiors. It will be a mini-comic; the same size width and length as the previous anthology.

Content: There will also be a change in the content we are looking for in this publication. This time around we are looking for all-ages contributions, whereas the first publication was a showcase of the talents of the many members of our group.

Now, we are hoping for a comic that children, teenagers and adults will all be able to enjoy.

Details: Every contributor will receive one copy of the book per page published. We’re looking for copies of the content; please do not send original art. If you live in Vermont, please send the contributions to barlowdaniel at gmail dot com and New Hampshire artists can send their work to colintedford at gmail dot com

Creators from Massachusetts can choose either Dan or Colin to send their artwork to.

Photocopies snail mail submissions can be sent to Colin Tedford, PO Box 645, Winchester, NH 03470 or Dan Barlow, 182 Main Street #2, Montpelier, VT 05602.

The submission deadline is Saturday, May 26.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Drawing Party @ CCS 4/7

This coming Saturday, April 7 we will be having a drawing party at the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT from 1-5pm. There will be drawing, socializing, and snacking, as well as talk about projects and some T&H planning. It promises to be a swell time. The address is 94 South Main St; here's a link for directions. Please RSVP to Robyn Chapman (chapman at cartoonstudies dot org) if you plan to attend.