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What Darkness?

May 16, 2011 | Justin

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There comes a time in one’s life when a decision must come to embrace the darkness. No one knows when it will come, no one knows what it will bring, and no one is given the chance to know until darkness arrives. One must decide whether they will fight this darkness, despite its inevitability — or will one willingly accept it, as they should, and let fate do unto them what it will do regardless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, let us ask you… Are you ready to accept this fate? Are you ready to be consumed by the darkness? Are you ready to embrace the darkness? Are you ready to know that Darkness Matters?

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Book III

November 8, 2010 | Justin

UPDATE: Publication of Theatre of Tragedy has been postponed for now. So, in the meantime, we are extending the deadline. Here’s your chance to be a part of something miserable.

A tragedy none could have foreseen.  Souls will be taken for the book of wretchedness, Theatre of Tragedy.

No one is safe.

Requirements | Page Sizing | Illustrations | Updates

It brings Gothology Comics and DAPshow Press much displeasure to present, the 3rd book of GOTHOLOGY, Theatre of Tragedy.

Once again, we call for artists to explore their inner melancholy, and submit to us comics of misery and despair. These comics can be anything relating to Gothic culture.

If it’s dark, gruesome, depressing, frightening, or all of the above — it’s fits in this collection, and we would like to have it featured in the book of wretchedness.

Brothers and sisters, pass this news of Tragedy around – we want to reach every miserable soul.

Sheldon Vella Theatre of Tragedy Mr. Sheldon

Requirements:

3+ page comic relating to the theme (must be b/w or grayscale/toned)
1 photo/drawing for artist bio
Contact Info (e-mail, website)/A paragraph or two about yourself for artist bio

Page Sizing:

6.625 x 10.25 inches (168 x 260 mm)
With bleed, 7 x 10.5 (178 x 267 mm)
For safety, text should be inside 6 x 9 inches (152 x 229 mm)
Text that is in the bleed, will most likely get cut off
Pages must be at least 300dpi

Illustrations:

We are taking Illustrations, as well. Same size requirements, and should have contact information sent in with them. Inside front and inside back illustrations can be in color. We can only use a few illustrations for each book (though, we will hold ones we like for future books).

We are still accepting entries!

Email submissions to gothology(at)dapshow(dot)com!

Artists keep ownership of their work. We only ask for the printing rights.

If you have any questions, check out our FAQ. You can also just ask here or shoot us an email. We’ll be more than happy to answer!

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Tragedy Strikes Tragedy: Comic Delay and Drawing Time Extensions

Posted on November 13, 2011 by Justin

Unfortunately, for various reasons, DAPshow has delayed Theatre of Tragedy from being published until 2012. It’s a shame, but it is something we had to do, and overall it is for the betterment of the book. Apologies to all the artists who have had to wait on this, especially the ones waiting since March, but trust us on this — it will be worth it.

The plus side to this is that we WILL be accepting entries in the meantime, and extending the deadline until at least February 2012. We will have an exact date soon, but for now it’s just that month span.

To learn more about what/how to submit, take a stroll to the Theatre of Tragedy.

Comics for Theatre of Tragedy are due today

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Justin

That’s right, the time has finally come. Comic submissions for the anthology Gothology Book III: Theatre of Tragedy are due today. We will be spending the next day or two going over the comics we have, and will then be sending releases and any corrections out to artists who have made it into the book.

For artists who don’t make it into the book, we will try our best to contact you as well, but we can’t make any promises.  We’ve been busy with a lot of “real life” things recently, so we might not have the time to contact everyone. Just know, though, we greatly appreciate everybody’s efforts and would sincerely like to express our gratitude for everyone who submitted works, expressed interest, and helped us get this book done. Really, I don’t think we would have finished this book without all the help we have gotten this time around.

There is no set release as of the moment, but it probably still a couple of months off. We have something special planned this time around which will delay printing for a little while. It will be well worth it, though, if all goes to plan. I would love to elaborate more on this, but for the moment,  just hold on tight for a little longer.. an announcement on this will be coming within the next month or two.

Comic anthology Theatre of Tragedy: New Deadline for Artists

Posted on June 16, 2011 by Justin

Today we bring both good news and bad news. The bad news is we are about 70 pages short of a completed book and a release of Theatre of Tragedy is still a ways off. The good news however is we are placing a second deadline, so if you missed our original deadline, you still have a chance to get your comic/art in. The new deadline will be the 15th of July. You may also recognize that date as sir Ian Curtis’ birthday.

Our prediction of Tragedy coming on 4/20/11 may have been off, but if Harold Camping has taught us anything, it’s that we can just pick another date, and we feel very good about 7/15/11.

A reminder of our submission guidelines:

Requirements:

3+ page comic relating to the theme (must be b/w or grayscale/toned)
1 photo/drawing for artist bio
Contact Info (e-mail, website)/A paragraph or two about yourself for artist bio

Page Sizing:

6.625 x 10.25 inches (168 x 260 mm)
With bleed, 7 x 10.5 (178 x 267 mm)
For safety, text should be inside 6 x 9 inches (152 x 229 mm)
Text that is in the bleed, will most likely get cut off
Pages must be at least 300dpi

Illustrations:

We are taking Illustrations, as well. Same size requirements, and should have contact information sent in with them. Inside front and inside back illustrations can be in color. We can only use a few illustrations for each book (though, we will hold ones we like for future books).

You can also view the official Theatre of Tragedy page for some more information.

Email submissions to gothology(at)dapshow(dot)com!

In other news, happy Number of the Beast Day.

Theatre of Tragedy Submissions

Posted on April 27, 2011 by Justin

To those who have sent in comics and illustrations for the third volume of Gothology: Thank you. The submissions we have been receiving are quite nice and this book is shaping up to be our best yet. We should have had some contact with everyone who has submitted by now. If we haven’t replied to you to let you know we have it, contact us to see if we have gotten it.

We are currently reviewing submissions, and within the next two weeks well send out emails out to each contributor with any changes needed (if any), and a release form if their contributions are approved.

To those who HAVEN’T sent in anything and were working on submissions or wanted to, we still have plenty of space to fill — so we’ll still be taking submissions until the latter part of May — this especially goes out to those who have been given some extra time to already. In case you need a refresher, here’s a link to the requirements for Theatre of Tragedy.

9 Days Remain Until Tragedy Strikes

Posted on April 24, 2011 by Justin

Children of the night, the deadline of our beloved Gothology continues to draw near.

Currently there are only 9 days remaining! Things are getting a little tight now, but once again, I urge everyone not to rush through your entries to try and finish them on time.

If the deadline comes, and you still feel you need a little extra time, let us know!

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Book I

October 22, 2010 | Justin

The Eternal Sad: CoverTHE BOOK THAT IS NEVER HAPPY!  AVAILABLE AT DAPSHOW AND INDY PLANET!

GATHER ROUND YE CHILDREN OF NIGHT, and cast your eyes upon this tome of misery, GOTHOLOGY: THE ETERNAL SAD, a collection of comics studying the cultural force known by laymen as “Goth”.  Drink deep the veins of tragedy that run wild throughout this volume, gathering the works of artists from all corners of this wretched earth.  Witness undead horrors, doomed lives ill-spent, and fate’s cruelest endeavors, collected here for your reading  displeasure.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we submit for your approval – GOTHOLOGY: THE ETERNAL SAD

RELEASE: July 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9824664-0-7
PRICE: $18.99

Contributors

Colin Abel, Ayer, Eric Biddle, Karl Birkelbach, Emy Bitner, Anna Bowles, Christina Boyce, Phillip Chanter, Sarah Fowlie, Kristina Gehrmann, Ariana Gonzalez, Chris Gormley, Doug Harvey, Annelise Haynes, Erin Jones, Valia Kapadai, Volkan Kinaci, Justin King, Vera L, Eric Lamont, Christine Larsen, Megan Lawton, Sloane Leong, Jared Lewis, Tom Parkinson-Morgan, Olivia Pelaez, Taylor Pendleton, Mark Penman, Perca, Halfdan Pisket, Dr. Salt, Aluísio Santos, Brittney Scott, Jack Sullivan, Used Bandaid, Ashley M. Witter

Previews

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A Look Inside Gothology: Belfry Twins

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Justin

A fan favorite of the first two books, The Belfry Twins has been a big part of the Gothology series thus far. It was created by Annalise Addams and Ashley Witter, together are known as Tarts 4 Life.

We are always excited when artists we have shared the experience of making Gothology Comics make a name for themselves, and with Yen Press’ recent announcement that Ashley Witter was drawing their adaptation of the Anne Rice novel Interview With a Vampire, we were pretty floored, and very proud. Publishers Weekly also did an interview with Ashley. Keep an eye out for this comic, we can pretty much guarantee it will look amazing.

And how can we know this already? Well, let us just take a gander into the exciting two issues of The Belfry Twins from the first two Gothology books, The Eternal Sad and Misery Loves Company.

Gothology Comics Goes Digital

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Justin

In case ygraphicly digital comicsou missed our Twitter announcement, both The Eternal Sad and Misery Loves Company are available digitally through Graphicly. Future releases of all DAPshow and Gothology comics will also be released digitally. This is a pretty big step for DAPshow so we’re all pretty excited about it. The digital market allows us to release very affordable copies to consumers, and allows them to bypass the high expenses of of buying the comics printed.

We fully endorse digital comics and will focus on them a lot more in the near future. This isn’t the only app/site we will use to distribute comics, Gothology and Dapshow comics will be available in many other formats. This will take a little while, though, so bear with us. In the mean time, we wouldn’t mind you checking out our comics with Graphicly ;).

In all serious, Graphicly is one of the better digital comic applications around. So we suggest using it for digital comics regardless.

The Eternal Sad Turns 2 Years Old Today

Posted on July 1, 2011 by Justin

Eternal Sad

Erhm, Children of the Night, you may have noticed that there’s a “special” front page for Gothology Comics. In case you don’t know how to read (in which case, this probably won’t help), we are begrudgingly celebrating the two year anniversary of  Gothology today, and for the next week. We goths know the best way to celebrate… by moping. Really, I am more upset that I have allowed myself to live these last two years — oh, the torture life has brought me.

Erhm, we will also be celebrating by making Gothology: The Eternal Sad available for only 14 dollars in the DAPstore (+shipping) while supplies last. So, if you haven’t already bought one, now would be the perfect time.

Erhm, but that is not all children, both The Eternal Sad and Misery Loves Company will be available digitally soon for only $4.99 each. Now you can sulk on the go without having to lug around such a huge book. More information on this will be made available shortly. Just think of all the extra stakes and crosses will will be able to buy with that leftover money?

Gothic Beauty Reviews The Eternal Sad

Posted on August 25, 2010 by Justin

Dreadful news, Gothology: The Eternal Sad has been reviewed in the newest issue of Gothic Beauty (Issue 31).

So make sure you pick it up if you see it around, and check out the review!

From the Tomb Reviews The Eternal Sad

Posted on August 16, 2009 by Justin

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
With so many different styles in this book how can you not find one or two you like. Luckily I am a fan of everyone who takes the time to share what they can do. This collection has so many talented artists. Nothing is jumbled and hard to understand. No one style is like another either. My favorite ones are Ashley Witter, Valia Kapadai, Megan Lawton, Phillip Chanter and Christine Larson.

To rest the rest, CLICK HERE.

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Book II

October 22, 2010 | Justin

Misery Loves Company: CoverTHE MOST DEPRESSING BOOK – EVER! CLICK HERE TO GET MISERABLE!

SPRINGING FORTH FROM THE GNARLED ROOTS OF THE ETERNAL SAD, YOU ARE INVITED ONCE AGAIN TO JOIN US IN OUR SUFFERING.

GOTHOLOGY: MISERY LOVES COMPANY FURTHERS THE DESCENT INTO DEPRESSION SET BY ITS PRIOR, WITH A NEW GATHERING OF GRAND GUIGNOL AND TRAGEDY DREDGED FROM THE DEPTHS OF GOTHIC CULTURE. REVEL WITH US AS WE SPREAD OUR SHADOW AND DROWN THE EARTH IN OUR ENDLESS MISERY, BECAUSE THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE.

(In Memory of Happiness, Resquiat In Pacem)

RELEASE: Janurary 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9824664-1-4
PRICE: $18.99

Contributors

Colin Abel, Annalise Addams, Noël Belknap, Anna Bowles, Christina Boyce, Ben Coombs, Gina Creazzo A.K.A. Exileinblonde, Adrien Dacquel, Spicy Donut, Rashad Doucet, Sarah Fowlie, Kate “Poj” Greenseth, David Grimshaw, Caylee Huckabay, Bloody Ichigo, Valia Kapadai, Patt Kelley, Justin King, T.J. Kirsch, Christine Larsen, Megan “Dekay” Lawton, Maximo V. Lorenzo, Andy Mahoney, Micaela Mau, Chris Mullins, Johanne Østervang, Taylor Pendleton, Mark Penman, Perca, ELton Pruitt, Isaac Ruder, Aluísio C. Santos, Senyphine, Maria Smedstad, Kasey Brianne Williams, Ashley M. Witter, Barbara Wittman, Jo Wu, Asya Yordanova

Previews

Beverly Beehive

Recent Posts About Misery Loves Company

A Look Inside Gothology: Belfry Twins

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Justin

A fan favorite of the first two books, The Belfry Twins has been a big part of the Gothology series thus far. It was created by Annalise Addams and Ashley Witter, together are known as Tarts 4 Life.

We are always excited when artists we have shared the experience of making Gothology Comics make a name for themselves, and with Yen Press’ recent announcement that Ashley Witter was drawing their adaptation of the Anne Rice novel Interview With a Vampire, we were pretty floored, and very proud. Publishers Weekly also did an interview with Ashley. Keep an eye out for this comic, we can pretty much guarantee it will look amazing.

And how can we know this already? Well, let us just take a gander into the exciting two issues of The Belfry Twins from the first two Gothology books, The Eternal Sad and Misery Loves Company.

Gothology Comics Goes Digital

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Justin

In case ygraphicly digital comicsou missed our Twitter announcement, both The Eternal Sad and Misery Loves Company are available digitally through Graphicly. Future releases of all DAPshow and Gothology comics will also be released digitally. This is a pretty big step for DAPshow so we’re all pretty excited about it. The digital market allows us to release very affordable copies to consumers, and allows them to bypass the high expenses of of buying the comics printed.

We fully endorse digital comics and will focus on them a lot more in the near future. This isn’t the only app/site we will use to distribute comics, Gothology and Dapshow comics will be available in many other formats. This will take a little while, though, so bear with us. In the mean time, we wouldn’t mind you checking out our comics with Graphicly ;).

In all serious, Graphicly is one of the better digital comic applications around. So we suggest using it for digital comics regardless.

Midnight Fiction Reviews Misery Loves Company

Posted on January 24, 2011 by Justin

The great fellows over at the e-Zine / Small Press Comics site, Midnight Fiction, have sunk their fangs into the neck of our very own Misery Loves Company.  Here is an excerpt of their thoughts on our devious book.

Overall the volume is an enjoyable read. The quality runs from good to great. Many of the artists such as Aluísio C. Santos, Patt Kelley, Christine Larsen, Kate “Poj” Greenseth, Megan “Dekay” Lawton, Christina Boyce, Barbara Wittman, T.J. Kirsch, to mention a few, are turning out professional quality artwork. A few others are still learning how to draw.

Many of the stories in Gothology sink their teeth into the humor vein, but there’s plenty of serious material, and a few truly dark tales as well. The quality of writing in general is good with a few standouts. I particularly liked the comics by T.J. Kirsh and Valia Kapadai.

To read the rest of this review, CLICK HERE.

Misery Loves Company: Out of Stock

Posted on November 17, 2010 by Justin

Just a heads up, DAPshow’s stock of Misery Loves Company is no more.

Don’t wallow in even more self misery, though. Misery Loves Company is still available here, and could be coming to a few other places as well.

From the Tomb Magazine Review of Misery

Posted on June 23, 2010 by Justin

Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
WHOA! I don’t even know where to begin on this one. The artwork is flying off the pages! There was maybe 2 or 3 styles I didn’t care for, but the overall impression is WOW! Just like Book I: The Eternal Sad this volume is just packed full of great artwork. To me some of the one page works are the best. Spicy Donut’s two stand out to me the most. I just want to color them! I think I will. Aside from the great one page pieces, the stories are above and beyond. Not one artist’s style is similar. Every one conveys their piece in the right way. The looks range from Manga, to Realistsic, to Cartoon, to underground Indie. I mean This collection covers it all. I won’t even single my favorites out. I love them all for what they brought to the collection.

To read the rest, CLICK HERE.

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