Calling All Pirates!


Avast, ye swabs! Like with the bestiary in our previous book Giants of Main Street, our new graphic novel anthology Waterlogged will include its own gallery of characters created by talented artists. In this case, it will be a catalogue of some of the most infamous pirates ever to sail the seven seas. These pirates can be from any time period, past, present & future, or even be sailing the oceans of other worlds. They can be historical, mythological, or created entirely by you. They can be corsairs, privateers, smugglers, Vikings, submarine captains, slave-traders, sea reavers, or anything else you wish, as long as they’re sea-going and nefarious.

To have your pirates featured in the book, send a picture of the pirate and a picture of the pirate’s flag as well as information about the pirate either in paragraph or note form. Information should include the time period the pirate existed in (general centuries or such terms as “The Dark Ages” or “The Age of Homer” are acceptable), the place where the pirate plied his or her trade, the crew the pirate was connected with, the actions that made the pirate infamous, and anything else of interest. As with the bestiary, the info you submit on the pirates will be rewritten in order that all the entries look like they were recorded by the same person, someone writing an encyclopedia of famous pirates.

The flag should be drawn as viewed straight on, just like the pirate flags seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolly_Roger. The pirate should be drawn to include the full body and be within a simple frame. The dimensions should be 2×3 for the flag and 4×6 for the pirate.

As with the rest of the anthology, the pirate images should make use of two colours: black and a particular shade of blue; it is up to the artist where exactly the blue should be applied to the picture. For more information on the colours, view the appropriate section at the Waterlogged Artists Guidelines.

Deadline for submissions is March 1st. Send all submissions to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected].

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