Guest strips are great for so many different reasons:
- They can help get an unknown creator more, much-needed exposure
- They provide us with different takes on characters we know and love
- They give the creator in charge a chance to step back and take a vacation, knowing their beloved comic is in good hands
Ok, so only three reasons, but they’re all really good ones. And they all apply to Wes Molebash, who would like to build up a buffer of guest comics for his latest work, Max. vs. Max. Here are the official details of the deal from Wes himself:
Iâ€™ve recently received a couple guest strips from some Max vs. Max readers, and I thought it might be a good idea to put out a call for guest strips that I can use for a rainy day (or rainy week).Â So if youâ€™d like to draw a guest strip for Max vs. Max and earn some free promotion on my site, hereâ€™s what you gotta do: Send your guest strips to me at wes (at) maxvsmax (dot) com and use Guest Strip Submission as the subject.Â If you do not use Guest Strip Submission as the subject, then it is likely your submission will get buried in my inbox never to be seen again.
Save your comics as .PNG or .GIF files and make sure they are 980 pixels wide.Â I donâ€™t care how tall they are.Â They can be black-and-white, color, grayscale . . . whatever.Â Draw my comic the way YOU would draw my comic.
I donâ€™t really care what you write about or what characters you feature.Â I do ask that you keep it fairly clean (PG or PG-13).
Iâ€™m not sure when these strips will run.Â They may get published at the end of the month during my wedding week, or I may save them for a later date.Â You may want to keep that in mind during your writing process.
Please include any links and pertinent information about your blog/comic strip/website in the body of your email.Â I want to send you some link love for helping me out, and I wonâ€™t be able to do that if you donâ€™t give me a URL.
So send ’em in and help a brother out! If you have any questions, leave ’em in the comments and Wes will personally respond to your burning queries.