Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How did this project come about and who is supporting it?
Two members of the Dublin Comic Arts (DCAF) Committee developed the concept and obtained a successful funding application through the Arts Council of Ireland, under the Literary Project Awards funding strand. This strand was part of a new wave of funding launched in 2020 to increase access of funding to artists amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. In their words, the Arts Council “has introduced a Literature Project Award in recognition of the changing landscape for literary work in Ireland” (read more about this project here).
What relation does this production team have to the Dublin Comic Arts Festival (DCAF)?
The project was initiated by members of the DCAF Committee, a volunteer group of long-time participants and supporters of the DCAF events. It is therefore supported by the Committee and the production team was developed out from the Committee and their contacts in the Irish indie comics/graphic artist networks.
Is this a paid opportunity?
Yes! Funded fully by the Arts Council, we have budgeted fees to pay to all artists, writers, and production team members involved in the anthology. The total fee for each 4-page story published is: €1150. If the team has one writer and one artist, each will be paid €575. Please note, if the writer/artist is NOT the same person, a maximum of one writer and one artist are allowed per story.
I have an idea for a story! Where can I apply, and when is the deadline?
I’m a writer and I have an idea for a story - but I’m not a comic artist/illustrator and I don’t know any. How may I find someone to work with on a pitch?
We would encourage you to check out the links provided on the DCAF website for all past exhibitors. This comprehensive list offers links to amazing local artists, illustrators, writers and makers who have exhibited at the DCAF events.
When will the anthology be published?
Where will I be able to buy copies of HOME online?
We are delighted to share that Little Deer Comics, an independent comic and arts shop based in Inchicore, Dublin, is our exclusive e-commerce carrier. All online orders within Ireland are available there for a flat rate. Please note: orders outside of Ireland do carry a higher flat-rate postage fee.
What are the artwork requirements for the anthology?
All artwork should be set up for print with the following specs:
Why wasn’t my story pitch selected?
My story was selected and I’m working on it now; who can I contact about development issues, conflicts, or questions regarding this?
You may contact Kat Foyle, the Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can I contact about press, marketing, or publicity inquiries?
You may contact Clara Dudley, the Marketing and Production Manager, at email@example.com