Call for Submissions – CBA vol 54|55: WAS IT A CAR OR A CAT I SAW?

We’re looking for comic contributions and articles exploring the theme:

Main Editor: Kinga Dukaj
DEADLINE: Sep 1 Oct 31

Have you ever just had to stop what you’re doing and go “wait, is this a dream?”
When the unknown starts bleeding into reality and you are forced to question your sanity, if just a little bit.
You know the sort of thing that happens in dreams that makes you sure it’s just a dream? How do you cope when it happens in the waking world?

In this theme we’ll explore the dreamy and the bizarre, the uncanny in the mundane, the creepy in the dark corners of everyday life. Magical realism with a twisted flair, comics that invoke a mystical, surreal, dreamlike state of mind, with a tinge of discomfort… Think of the movies by Lynch, for example…

Please read and follow these guidelines:
-Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
-Format: 20x26cm
-Color: Color / Black and white
-Language: English
-File format: .TIF
-Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi CMYK
-Length (texts): A good size for a text is ca 7500 characters (including spaces), but it can also be longer or shorter.
-Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? Read this: ( to make sure you know what we mean.
-Within this space, there are no limits.
-Delivery: We prefer download links that do NOT require us to login anywhere (wetransfer usually works fine, for example).
-Request: Please don’t use Comic Sans. We don’t like it and will ask you to change to another font.
And again; Please check our guidelines for bleed.
Please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!
Include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website or similar).
Your presentation text should be approximately 500-700 characters in length. It should read more as an entertaining and informative bio and less as a CV. What you want to say about yourself is up to you, but it’s generally more interesting for our readers to know about your interests, who you are and what else you’ve published rather than where you’ve studied. We may edit it if needed to fit our format.
Send comics, questions, etc to: submissions(a)cbkcomics(.)com

What we are looking for is comics which rely on artistic ambitions and a will to experiment rather than what has been done a thousand times before. We want to expand the boundaries of what is possible to achieve in the comics medium. We are looking for the same thing in texts; articles, essays, exploratory texts, etc.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee you any payment for participating (although this year we have more financing so we might be able to pay something for once). If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can promise at this date. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands.
Also note that we are constantly overworked and there’s a great risk that we won’t get in touch in case your submission doesn’t make it into the current volume. We are sorry for this and will try to catch up as soon as things clear up (optimistically in 2023)…

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