Friday, March 26, 2010

Gathering Info For Resource Sections

One of the main ideas that was in my head when I started Grimalkin Press was wanting to help and publish all the beautiful work that languished inside of sketchbooks and seldom visited blogs because of how daunting taking the next step to being published seems to lots of artists. I wanted us to be not just an anthology but an institution that helps and guides artists towards the goals of both self publishing and promoting their work. We don't claim to be experts in the field but we do have kindly avuncular natures and the desire to put the sweat and man hours into your project and see it succeed. We get totally stoked at the idea of your comics getting reviewed and people being able to hold the pictures and words that you worked so hard on.

With that in mind I want to put together a section on this site that is a resource pool of publishers that take unsolicited submissions and sites that will review your work. So when you have a new piece finished you can just come here and go down the list mailing it out to your heart's content. We have a list of places we've compiled just from a year or so of pouring over websites and finding new review blogs, but we'd like YOUR help.  Email us or comment with lists of all the review sites and underground publishers you know about. We'll continue updating the resource sections as we get your intel.

I think the spirit of community that exists within small press comics is one of the greatest strengths of the medium. Okay that's it kids we'll all meet up at the tree house after school!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Devout, the moment of annunciation is upon you. The call of the faithful is among us! HIVE demands your tithe in beautifully drawn rows of pictures!

Submission Deadline for HIVE FIVE: July 1st

1-15 Pages
Black & White/Greyscale
End page size is 5.5x8.5
At least 300 dpi

Also submit a self portrait and a short bio at the time of your submission

You can either email your submissions to


Mail them to:

Jordan Shiveley
722 S. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Zine! Taking submissions

Some friends of ours in Columbia, MO have started a zine. They are fresh faced and zeal driven. They can make very reputable Thai peanut sauce. They like to go on long winter drives and have the fattest cat I've ever seen. They'd like to know if you want to submit things to them.

Jess Smart Smiley "A Map in the Dirt" Kickstarter

 Jess Smart Smiley is trying to fund the printing of a minicomic version of "A Map in the Dirt" through Kickstarter! We totally think this is rad.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Damn straight!

"You can read A Map in the Dirt in its entirety as part of Grimalkin Press’ HIVE FOUR anthology this April. Featuring some of the brightest talent on the small press scene, including Noah Van Sciver and ATF-favourite Lord Hurk, it’s looking more and more like a “must-have” purchase for 2010."  -Avoid The Future

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blog Banner Art Contest

I was drawing a banner for the site tonight and had a thought. Know what would be more fun than me drawing it? You drawing it! Submit hand drawn* banners for this here Grimalkin Press site and we'll use and link the winner. If the submissions blow our minds there might even be some scwhag involved . . . .

And . . .GO!

P.S. The only text in your submission art should be "Grimalkin Press"

P.P.S. Grimalkin is an actual word, look it up.

*Well I guess you can use some P-shop too.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

HIVE Back Issue $5 Sale!

We've got slightly damaged back issues of HIVE One and HIVE Two for sale in the online store! Get you some!



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Our First Review

Well we've had our first review over at The Daily Crosshatch. She liked YOU guys at least! :D We think Sarah Morean is awesome! I mean c'mon! She has a Print-o-Matic stencil doohickey!