Today’s the last day …

… not just for filing taxes, but also for submitting comics to Modern Tales for the slot left open by Patent Pending’s departure for Goats Premium. Once the deadline has passed, I’ll start actually looking at the submissions. Within a week or two, I expect to have winnowed out the field to the main contenders, whose work will be shown to the other Modern Tales cartoonists for advice. Modern Tales isn’t a democracy, though, and I’ll be making the final decision on my own. That will probably take more than a month.

I’m really looking to find somebody from within the web community this time, since so many of our recent additions have been people who made their reputations in alternative print comics. We try to keep the balance between native webcartoonists and those who are just discovering the web after having established their print cartooning careers.

So what are you waiting for? Submit! Here’s how:

This is probably the last time for a long time that we’ll have open submissions. I usually prefer to sneak around and solicit work from people I already know I like. Every now and then, though, it’s important to mix things up.



Joey Manley

Joey Manley (b.1965–d.2013) was the author of the novel The Death of Donna-May Dean (1992), entrepreneur, and founder of Modern Tales and WebcomicsNation.