Submissions – CAE Studios/Big Pond Comics


email your submissions to:
Please place “Submission – (name of submission/type of submission) in the subject line.
( i.e. “Submission – (Punch Face Mcdunky)” or “Submission – (Artist/Penciller)” )
Con Artist Entertainment is an independent studio which self-publishes a variety of highly-regarded creator-owned titles such as Martin Dunn’s Joshua Black, Richard Elms’s Stronger Than Fiction, and Ashley Olien’s Devil’s Six; as well as a number of other current and upcoming titles. C.A.E. feels privileged to work with so many talented creators in the indie comics community, and we are always seeking out additional creators – both new and established – in a number of categories:


C.A.E. is always looking for talented freelance artists, and often has a range of work in a wide variety of subjects and genres available. If you have a web page or online gallery of your work available. Sending an email to our submissions department would be a good place to start. Emailing a few graphics is also okay, as long as the file size is not too large to start with. Your submission should include a wide range of samples, showcasing all your abilities. We want to see sequential, as well as pin-ups, covers, etc. We will consider penciled and inked pages, penciled pages (so long as the pencils are tight and clean), fully-rendered pencils (grayscale tones), and painted pages. Don’t forget to include your name, address, e-mail address and/or a phone number at which you can be contacted.


C.A.E. are always willing to check out sample scripts and writing pitches.  If you have any previous published work available. Sending us email with a link and/or .PDF is perfectly fine. Emailing a few pages of script is also okay, as long as long as you include a short synopsis in the email to start with. Your submission needs to be direct and to the point, writing samples are more taxing than art samples, so GRAB our attention quickly. Don’t forget to include your name, address, e-mail address and/or a phone number at which you can be contacted.


Send us a link to a gallery of your current work, email us samples and/or small sized .PDF’s of any completed work you may have. Colorists, We require 600 dpi files colored in cmyk with correctly trapped line-work (if you don’t know what that means, please find out before you submit work!)


C.A.E. prides itself on it’s library of creator-owned comics. Although we have a relatively small number of projects in production at any given time, we always consider quality creator-owned projects from other creators. All genres and styles will be considered. The ideal submission will include an overview of the story, a detailed plot synopsis, sample script pages, character designs, and as many fully colored/lettered pages you can provide. Don’t forget to include your name, address, e-mail address and/or a phone number at which you can be contacted. We encourage you to already have a team firmly attached as to ensure your book is consistent.


Submissions should be sent to the attention of Martin Dunn, Editor in Chief unless you have previously arranged to send it to another C.A.E. staffer.


If we have an immediate interest in your work you will be contacted. If anyone on staff has even the slightest interest in your work your submission will be kept on file for future reference. No immediate response from us does not necessarily constitute a rejection. On the other hand, if you’re sending a submission cold and we’re not currently not interested, we may not have time to critique your work and may not get back to you. That said, if we like your stuff and have a place for you, you will hear from us.

Thanks for your interest in submitting material to Con Artist Entertainment.

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CAE/Big Pond Affiliates


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