Art direction is a CONFIDENTIAL assessment and commentary prepared by a comics industry specialist on the visual components of your submitted comic book, graphic novel or webcomic story. The assessment provides information on:
If you are illustrating a comics work, we recommend sending in the artwork in either thumbnails, roughs or pencils stage. It is easier for you to make corrections or amendments in the early stages of the art process rather than when you have committed to full inked or coloured art that is ready to go to press.
You can have an art direction assessment for the following comics categories and formats:
Currently, Comics Mastermind™ does not assess Manga or zines. If you are interested in having those works assessed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we find an appropriate independent assessor for your work.
The turn-around times for submissions from the day we receive your material is:
Comics Mastermind™ assessors will endeavour to honour these deadlines unless prevented by circumstances beyond their control.
Comics Mastermind™ art directors and portfolio assessors are Australian professionals who have been widely published both nationally and internationally, and who have extensive teaching, graphic design and art editing experience. All art directors and portfolio assessors sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure they do not disclose any information about your assessment or review, except for internal training purposes or to the Comics Mastermind™ administrators who process the assessment.
To read the assessors’ biographies, please visit The Team page.
The fee for art direction is:
All fees must be paid upfront.
Just email email@example.com with the following information:
A Comics Mastermind™ team member will reach out to you to understand your goals, and to provide you with information on how to submit your work.
Phone: (02) 9606 4728 or 0412 445 511
DISCLAIMER: Comics Mastermind™ does not:
* The above fees apply as of January 2021. Fees are subject to change.
** All prices are in Australian (AUD) dollars.