Pssst... want a job? We at NPC are always looking for new creative talent. Breaking into comics is tough as it is, but with NPC, you might be able to get the experience and exposure you've been looking for. Keep reading to find out how! We would prefer that all submissions and inquiries include a self-addressed stamped envelope; barring that, complete contact information including a valid email address will do. All submissions will be reviewed and responded to within 3-5 weeks of receipt. Please don't inquire as to the status of your submission unless you have not received a response after this time period.
Send your sample to:
c/o National Press Comics
P.O. Box 32431
Oakland, CA 94604
Or email to: email@example.com
Please send us a resume or letter of inquiry outlining your accomplishments, writing experience, and why you would like to write for Naional Press. Based on your inquiry letter, we may request to read a sample of your work.
Please submit artwork using our tryout script (here). Mail in clean 8 1/2"x11" photocopies of your sample pages -- NOT originals. Artwork can be difficult to copy, so please make sure the reproduction quality is high.
Just send pencils. Do not send inked, colored, or lettered pages. Any problems in the inking, coloring or lettering may carry over to your work and influence our opinion of your penciling. Just send sequential pages, NO pin-ups. Your ability to tell a story with pictures is what we're looking at, not just your ability to draw a cool pose.
Don't send samples inked over your own pencils. Remember, flaws in the underlying pencils will influence our decision. Send copies of the original pencils along with your inks so we can see what you started with. Choose samples done over several different pencilling styles so we can see how you handle variety.
Don't send samples colored over your own line art. As stated before, any mistakes in the underlying black and white artwork will influence our opinion of your coloring.