The Frankenstein Project

CALL TO ARTISTS TO SUBMIT WORK CELEBRATING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARY SHELLEY’S NOVEL FRANKENSTEIN

SuperMonster市City! is inviting artists to submit work to be considered for publication in a newly designed layout of the original 1818 text of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. All submitted artwork will be featured in the submissions gallery and will include the artist’s name and a link to their website. Artwork will be selected by a jury of artists and designers for inclusion in the books and other items.

Entry Deadline: November 30, 2017

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, or the New Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, SuperMonster市City! invites artists to submit work inspired by the original 1818 text for selection by a jury of esteemed artists and designers. Jurors will select submissions to be featured in a newly designed publication of Shelly’s original text. A companion art book will feature a collection of all of the submitted artworks. All submissions will be printed in one of these two books.

Submit Your Work

Limited Edition Books & On-Demand Books & Prints

Artists selected by the Jury will be included in the publication of the new edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and will receive one hardcover copy and a portion of proceeds from the sales of these books and any other items where their artwork appears. Artists featured in the companion art book edition will receive one copy of the book and a portion of non-book related proceeds where their artwork appears, such as posters, prints, etc. All artists will retain rights to their artwork, granting provisional rights to
SuperMonster市City! for
this project.

JURORS

Our five person panel of jurors are distinguished and accomplished artists and designers who represent a broad cross section of skills, talents and abilities. After reading through their bios, follow the link to discover more about them and their work.

Laurie Lee Brom

Seattle-based Laurie Lee Brom grew up in the historical town of Charleston, South Carolina, the local ghost stories and folk tales of the swampy Low County, and rich Gullah culture stirring her imagination. She spent untold hours pursuing pixies and tree frogs in the hollow logs and Pluff Mud of her own backyard. Today she still pursues fairy folk along with all manner of curious ghosts and odd characters in her enchanting portraits and paintings.

www.laurieleebrom.com



Bill Rude

Los Angeles-based Bill Rude works professionally as a designer, animator, and effects expert with a penchant for retro horror. Work of his has been created for over a hundred movies and TV shows, including True Blood, Ghost Whisperer, King Kong: Skull Island, Conjuring 2, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, and four American Girl movies.

Rude has also lectured at Tiki Oasis, Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, California Inst. of the Arts, School of Communication Arts, University of S. California, and the Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising.

www.7hells.com

Isabel Samaras

San Francisco-based Known for meticulously painted riffs on the Old Masters featuring pop culture icons of the past, Samaras’ ribald images are woven with references to classic horror movies, ancient mythology, cherished TV characters, and childhood fairy tales. Her painted narratives, classical in technique and pop in content, often revolve around issues of making things end the way we wish they would, combining old and new together in the visual equivalent of a mash-up song.

www.isabelsamaras.com



Justin Adams

New York City-based Justin Adams is a 9 year freelance veteran in the fantasy & science-fiction genres.
Known amongst his peers at “Art-Dad”, Justin is always willing to share his knowledge and experience.


Some of his clients have included Sony Entertainment, EA Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Rebellion/Solaris Books, Baen Books and Upper Deck Entertainment.
When not lifting or painting or teaching, Justin likes to spend time with his family in their Brooklyn home.

www.variastudios.com

Barbara Schulz

Barbara Schulz helped establish and runs the comic art degree program at MCAD. She has served as chairperson for the Will Eisner Week annual event.

She co-programs the international PFC (“Pierre Feuille Ciseaux” or “Rock Paper Scissors”) event in the United States. A professional comic book artist since 1991, her inking has been credited in DC, Dark Horse, Image, and Devils Due comics. Her more recent books are in classrooms and libraries across the nation in a series of myths, biographies, and science graphic novels.


mcad.edu/faculty/barbara-schulz

SUBMISSIONS & Evaluation

SUBMISSION
All submissions will be included in the webpage gallery and include the artist’s name and a link to their website. The entry fee for submission is $30.00 per submission and is non-refundable. Artists selected by the Jury will be included in the publication of the new edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and will receive one hardcover copy and a portion of proceeds from the sales of these books and any other items where their artwork appears. Artists featured in the companion art book edition will receive one copy of the book and a portion of non-book related proceeds where their artwork appears, such as posters, prints, etc. All artists will retain rights to their artwork, granting provisional rights to SuperMonster市City! for this project.

REVIEW & SELECTION
A jury of esteemed artists and designers will review submissions.
Jurors will evaluate submissions on many aspects, including, but not limited to:

  •   • Technique
  •   • Composition
  •   • Use of color and light
  •   • Narrative impact
  •   • Intangibles

TIMELINE
August 30, 2017: Submission Open (The Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s birth)
November 20, 2017: Kickstarter Campaign Begins
November 30, 2017: Submissions Close 12:00 Midnight US Eastern Time
December 12, 2017: Selected Artists Announced

PUBLISHING & PRINTING
Selected artworks will be published via print-on-demand in both hardcover and softcover books with color plates. The selected artworks can also be purchased on-demand in a variety of formats, including offset poster-sized prints.

A separate Kickstarter campaign will fund a limited-edition printing of leather bound books with color plates on archival-grade paper, and letterpress posters printed in portfolios or as individual posters on archival-grade paper.

Artists selected by the Jury will be included in the publication of the new edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and will receive one hardcover copy and a portion of proceeds from the sales of these books and any other items where their artwork appears. Artists featured in the companion art book edition will receive one copy of the book and a portion of non-book related proceeds where their artwork appears, such as posters, prints, etc. All artists will retain rights to their artwork, granting provisional rights to SuperMonster市City! for this project.

Submit Your Work


KINDA BORING BUT IMPORTANT STUFF

TYPE OF ARTWORK FOR CONSIDERATION
The focus of this project is images created in either traditional media such as pen and ink, oil or acrylic or watercolor paint, et al, or digital media.

SUBMISSION CAPTION INFORMATION
The Submission page will display a gallery of submitted images that will include the artist’s name and a link to their website.

IMAGE SIZE AND FILE TYPES
All books will be formatted portrait orientation.
Submissions must be uploaded in a 5:4 aspect ratio scalable to 8″ x 10″ or 20.32 x 25.4 centimeters.
Upload high resolution JPEG images at maximum quality in RGB only – minimum 300dpi

COPYRIGHTS & IP
All images must be your own work or you must have permission to use the work. As part of the application process you will agree that you hold the copyrights and IP, or have permission to use the work. We will not ask for a copy of any permissions, but we suggest you get permission in writing if you do not hold the rights.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
November 30th, 2017 at midnight US Eastern Time Zone.
Jurors will begin the selection process immediately after the submission period ends.

ENTRY FEES
The entry fee for submission is $30.00 per submission and is non-refundable. Submissions will be included in the webpage gallery and include the artist’s name and a link to their website. Artists selected by the Jury will be included in the publication of the new edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and will receive one hardcover copy and a portion of proceeds from the sales of these books and any other items where their artwork appears. Artists featured in the companion art book edition will receive one copy of the book and a portion of non-book related proceeds where their artwork appears, such as posters, prints, etc. All artists will retain rights to their artwork, granting provisional rights to SuperMonster市City! for this project.

WHAT ALL SUBMITTERS RECEIVE
All submissions will be reviewed by jurors. All submissions will be included in the webpage gallery and include the artist’s name and a link to their website.

Artworks will be published via print-on-demand in both hardcover and softcover books with color plates. Artists selected by the Jury will be included in the publication of the new edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and will receive one hardcover copy and a portion of proceeds from the sales of these books and any other items where their artwork appears. Artists featured in the companion art book edition will receive one copy of the book and a portion of non-book related proceeds where their artwork appears, such as posters, prints, etc. All artists will retain rights to their artwork, granting provisional rights to SuperMonster市City! for this project.

A separate Kickstarter campaign launching in November 2017 will fund a limited-edition printing of leather bound books with color plates on archival paper. Letterpress posters of the selected artwork will be printed on archival-grade paper and offered as Kickstarter premiums. Artists selected by the Jury to be included in the publication of the new edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein will receive (1) copy of the leather bound book, (1) letterpress copy of their artwork, and a pro-rated portion of proceeds where their artwork appears.


WHY WE’RE DOING THIS

Hi! We’re Stephen Rueff and David Barnhill and we founded SuperMonster市City! because we’re fans of monsters, superheroes, and villains. We celebrate them in touring exhibitions, books and more.

With this project we are honored to be joined by a prestigious group of jurors to pay homage to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the enduring legacy of her classic novel, and the Creature who has provided so much, to so many, for 200 years. We believe that in some ways we are all innocent monsters, and at SuperMonster市City! we have empathy for outsiders.

We are glad you found us and encourage you to invite other fans to join us for this journey. For more information on SuperMonster市City! visit our webpage or interact with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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