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!

Recent Posts About Theatre of Tragedy

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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