Publisher calls for Jeremy Corbyn-inspired comic illustrations

Publisher calls for Jeremy Corbyn-inspired comic illustrations

Independent graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero is to publish a comic-book anthology about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, which will be launched at the Labour Party’s Annual Conference in September 2017.

As part of the project, SelfMadeHero is opening up submissions to comic book creators for a period of four weeks. The publisher is inviting creators to produce a comic on the subject of Jeremy Corbyn and submit it by Wednesday 9th August 2017.

Successful entrants will have their comic published alongside work by Guardian cartoonists Steve Bell, Martin Rowson and Stephen Collins, and comics artists Karrie Fransman and Steven Appleby, among others. They will also receive a share of royalties.

Published in SelfMadeHero's 10th anniversary year, the Corbyn project marks "something of a departure" for the graphic novel imprint, according to the publisher.

Managing director Emma Hayley said: "The Corbyn Comic Book is a bit of fun for 'silly season'. But it's also a great way to engage the grassroots comics community, which has been so important to SelfMadeHero's story over the last ten years, and to pay tribute, in comic-book form, to a politician whose startling rise to prominence has been the defining story of 2017."

The comic has to be a minimum of one panel and a maximum of three pages long. It can be created in black-and-white or in colour, with page dimensions of 170mm x 240mm.

Submissions are welcomed from published and unpublished creators of all nationalities and should be sent to submissions@selfmadehero.com (using the subject heading “The Corbyn Comic Book”) no later than 9th August 2017.

Another Corbyn-inspired title, The Corbyn Colouring Book (Old Street Publishing), hit the shelves last month.