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Comic Con News: souvenir book articles needed, deadline April 19


Each year, Comic-Con International produces a special Souvenir Book that commemorates the event. Last year’s book, which featured an incredible cover penciled by John Romita Jr., inked by Klaus Janson and colored by Dean White, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Marvel superheroes Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Ant-Man. The Souvenir Book is a huge, full-color trade paperback featuring bios and photos of all of Comic-Con’s special guests, plus special articles and art built around Comic-Con’s themes and anniversary celebrations. Best of all, each year the Souvenir Book is given free to all attendees (while supplies last), along with the separate show schedule magazine, the Events Guide.

2013’s Souvenir Book will be in full color. As in previous years, Comic-Con is soliciting articles and artwork from professionals and fans alike, based on the anniversaries and themes Comic-Con is celebrating this year (see below for a current listing). This is your chance to submit something for consideration in the book!

The deadline for contributions is April 19, 2013 by 11:59 PM. All art should be in color for this year’s book. For complete information on how to contribute, including file formats and technical information, please see the section at the below link marked ‘How to Submit.’

You can send your submissions (15 MB and below in size, please) to a special email address: ccisouvbook@comic-con.org. Please send all submissions to that address, or follow the instructions at the link below to mail your art or article to our offices. Please note: we prefer emailed submissions. We cannot accept fiction and photos. We are looking for historical articles and art pertaining to our anniversary celebrations only.


  • 75th Anniversary of Superman
  • 50th Anniversary of Marvel Superheroes: The Avengers, The X-Men, and Doctor Strange
  • 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who
  • 35th Anniversary of Elfquest
  • 25th Anniversary of The Sandman
  • 25th Anniversary of The Tick
  • 20th Anniversary of Bongo Comics

More details can be found here: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/souvenir-book.

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