Do you create comics?
Just one panel could make a difference!
Newsflash! Kieron Gillen (writer of The Wicked + The Divine, Phonogram, Young Avengers and much, much more) has joined us as editor-in-chief of 24Panels!
Following the successful and highly regarded 24 Stories anthology (now crowdfunding at Unbound) we are embarking on a parallel comic book project promoting themes of hope, community, positivity and unity in aid of PTSD related needs of Grenfell Tower survivors.
Your story can be anything up to 24 panels (yes!) and on any subject as long as they fall within our themes of hope, unity, positivity and community!
We will choose a selection of entries and publish them in the 24Panels book due for release Autumn 2018.
*If you aren’t already aware of it 24 Stories is an anthology of short stories, written on themes of community and hope; positive stories written by a mix of 12 established authors including: Irvine Welsh, Meera Syal, Christopher Brookmyre and Pauline Melville plus 12 previously unpublished writers.
How to submit your work
Your comic story can be anywhere between 1 and 24 panels, covering no more than 5pages of a 16.84 x 26.01 cm (6.63″ x 10.24″) comic book (please allow 3mm bleed for full page images). Comics can come from any number of collaborators but be sure to name everyone involved!
Stories can be black and white or colour. In line with the themes of hope, unity, positivity and community, and the general audience, we cannot print comics containing extreme violence, bad language or explicit imagery. This does not mean there cannot be challenging themes, but they must be presented with care. It can be funny or serious or anywhere in between and in any art style as long as it conforms to our guidelines.
Please send in any image format available to you and include the name you would like to be credited with and a contact email address.
Copyright rests with the creator and we assume any entries come with permission for us to print. We’ll feature suitable stories that didn’t make the book on this site.
Send your work, questions or comments to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions close June 30 2018!
What happened to Grenfell Tower?
On the night of 14th June 2017, a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 71 people and injuring many more. An entire community was destroyed.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that affects many people who have experienced traumatic events, leaving them unable to move on. For those directly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, the psychological scars may never fully heal but in the hands of skilled professionals who specialise in the treatment of psychological trauma, they can be helped and gradually lives can be transformed.
In the immediate aftermath of the fire, the focus was rightly placed on providing food, shelter and health care for those left homeless – but it is important that we don’t lose sight of the psychological impact this fire has had on its survivors.