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Great opportunity for writers & artists!
« on: 28 July, 2017, 11:15:30 am »
The long running war comic, Commando is currently inviting submissions, something I figure may be of interest to a few of the talented writers and artists hereabouts.
« Last Edit: 28 July, 2017, 12:12:53 pm by Bolt-01 »
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Re: Great opportunity for writers & artists!
« Reply #1 on: 28 July, 2017, 12:24:14 pm »
Fair warning to both writers and artists that those who've worked on Commando in the past have said that the editors have OCD-level eyes for detail, and they will pull you up on even the smallest of historical inaccuracies.

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Re: Great opportunity for writers & artists!
« Reply #2 on: 28 July, 2017, 10:41:54 pm »
Thanks Jim for the heads up. I have considered submitting to Commando before but the thought of the research needed to write a competent strip has always put me off. I only hope I can come up with a good before the 21st!
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Re: Great opportunity for writers & artists!
« Reply #3 on: 29 July, 2017, 11:17:20 am »
Thanks for sharing the information, I'm very keen to work for them but they're usually hard make contact with.

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Re: Great opportunity for writers & artists!
« Reply #4 on: 30 July, 2017, 08:40:43 pm »
Fair warning to both writers and artists that those who've worked on Commando in the past have said that the editors have OCD-level eyes for detail, and they will pull you up on even the smallest of historical inaccuracies.

I've been know to overdo the period detail


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Re: Great opportunity for writers & artists!
« Reply #5 on: 08 August, 2017, 06:41:43 am »
Has anyone had a response from Commando, I requested a submission script and haven't even had a reply, let alone a review of the samples I submitted?

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« Reply #6 on: 08 August, 2017, 03:31:57 pm »
I thought of writing something for this, but I'm more inclined towards mixing some fantasy and/or supernatural horror in my historical fiction. Not the more 'straight historical war' stories this company would be after, I reckon. I wouldn't mind doing something straighter if I could include a decent twist or two, but I suspect I'd deviate a bit too much from history... 😆

we66y: when did you submit your samples? They might have a lot to got through, so I'd give them a bit longer.

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Re: Great opportunity for writers & artists!
« Reply #7 on: 08 August, 2017, 06:41:51 pm »
I first started submitting art to them in 2012 and I've sent them a few submissions over the last 5 years. I've emailed, posted, messaged, I even left samples at an exhibition they had in London.  I requested a copy of their submission script just over a week ago (I know that's not very long ago).  In all this time they've  never gotten back to me, maybe I should take the hint.
But if anyone has been sent the commando submission script please could they post it here, I'd be very greatful.