About the Course
This course approaches the questions of “art” and “history” from the perspective of contemporary makers of art (sculpture, painting, photography, performance, installation and more), animators (whether character/story-based or experimental) and gamers, asking how artists actively make a history for their own practices by thinking about the creative process as a “conversation” with a wide range of art from the past. Why are ground-breaking artists so often historically-minded (and yet tend to break all the rules of conventional history-telling)? How do animators themselves “write” the largely unwritten history of their art through quotation, transposition and mash-ups? Why should contemporary gamers look at classical painting anyway?
This course will combine short video lectures/interviews and interactive quizzes with independent, peer-reviewed sketchbook and field work (suggested visits to local museums, film viewings, etc.). It is intended to give the student a background in a wide range of visual practices and a greater familiarity with techniques of historical analysis. It will help to build skills in visual analysis, and will also provide insight into the creative culture of CalArts, where a certain portion of these art histories have been made in the first place.
I think this course has the potential to be an interesting one, so anyone interested in taking part in this should sign up right away!
It’s time to mark your calendars! Even though we ran our “final” issue of Premier Pulp Comics last year, who says there can’t be more issues? We’re planning to develop at least two issues for 2014. The May 2014 issue’s entry deadline will be March 15th.
In the past we wanted to try and rebrand the magazine with a name that more accurately reflected the indie nature of the comics, but at the moment we’re going to stick with the name Premier Pulp Comics. It’s just too annoying for the readers to be constantly announcing changes that never amount to anything.
On that note, we’ve decided to axe our side projects Substance and Premier Horror Comics. Neither side project got a substansial enough amount of submissions, and the staff doesn’t have the time or resources to dedicate themselves to those projects. Perhaps in the future we will try something again, but not at the moment.
If you have any interest in submitting a comic to us, please check our site for more information on the process.
As a reminder, PPC sees the following kind of submissions:
1. Scripts done by a writer that need an artist
2. Comics written and drawn by artists
3. Scripts done by a writer with an artist already teamed up
4. Artists looking to draw a writer’s script
In particular, 1 & 4 are more valuable to us than it may seem. People who come in as a team or want to work on their own comic drop out at around the same rate as those who find partners during the submission process. Meaning, you shouldn’t understimate the potential of a team endeavor.
As a reminder to artists, you only have to work on something you find interesting enough to draw, don’t let anyone try and get you involved in their script in any other way. For writers, you job is not done once your script is in the hands of an artist. Check in with them often so that any questions they have about the script can be immediately resolved.
If you have any questions about the magazine, feel free to send us an email! We’ll be happy to answer them. Until then, there’s comics to be made!
If you are interested in having your comic shown in our premier Premier Comics magazine, email us at PulpMagEds@gmail.com for more information!
Please ignore the Current Deadline, as it has not been updated yet, and wont be until we have everything decided within the upcoming week.
Please keep your comics between 1 and 20 pages. We accept pretty much anyone as long as you aren’t overly vulgar or show explicit nudity.
Come one, come all, we’re there to help you gain exposure and help people learn how to make comics and work in a smaller form of the comic and magazine industry!
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The progress deadline has arrived! You have until the end of today, June 21st, to send in your progress deadline submissions.
Friendly reminder: Progress deadline is on the 21st of this month! That’s about five days from now. Remember to send your files in to us on time!
Important information for those that contribute to Premier Comics. We are compiling a Contributors page over at
The independent anthology & magazine. You can download the latest issue over here! If you’re…
Check out the Premier Comics tumblr! We offer a whole bunch of free comics! And while you are checking out the tumblr, check out the spiffy site we have!
Everyone is welcome to read online and download the free comics and material, and if you want, check out how to contribute! We are looking for anyone who has a dream!
We sent an important newsletter out a few days ago with a lot of updates to the contributors and those who placed themselves on the membersheet. Among them, a change in the deadlines for this upcoming issue. Open your email and read the newsletter if you haven’t already. We need to hear what you think about its contents. This magazine is as much about what you want from it as what I want from it.