A new small press anthology; Future Noir, was dreamed up by indie press editor John Paul Fitch. The idea, for comic book creators to create stories inspired by the great science fiction writer; Philip K Dick.
Philip K Dick (1928 – 1982) wrote such novels as The Man in the High Castle (1962), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) and Ubik (1969).
Most are familiar with Dick through adaptations of his work like Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).
Many have been influenced by Dick’s work. He has had a massive impact on science fiction which continues to be seen to this day.
The goal here is not to copy, nor steal from this master of the craft, but to pay homage to him. To tell stories inspired by his body of work.
It is impossible for a writer to pick up one of Dick’s book and not have their imagination sparked.
We’re looking for writers and artists to team up, and create completed strips which can be featured within the anthology. Strips should be no longer than ten pages.
The anthology will be funded through Kickstarter. The anthology will be non-profit. Any profits made through the sale of the anthology, will be put back into the book.
Content should be appropriate. Nothing pornographic or offensive. If your strip includes inappropriate content it will not be used within the anthology. Use common sense here.
You should submit to this e-mail address; email@example.com
You are also encouraged to join the Future Noir Facebook group; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472185926440255/
We have an early deadline of July 1st, 2016. If you have a complete strip, you can send it to us before that date. If not, then we will also accept proposals.
For proposals please include the title of your strip, the names of the writer and artist (both writer and artist must be on-board at this point) and a single paragraph description of the story.
We will not be teaming up writers with artists. You must put the creative team behind your strip together yourself.
The final deadline, which all strips must be completed for, is December 1st, 2016.
Assistant Editor, Editor,
Paul Penna John Paul Fitch