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Zombie Dynasty by AlenDemon
Case #01_02 by VikJones

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The Nudity by AlenDemon
Mark Brandis Vol.2 pg.28 b/w by MichaelVogt
Pages by albino-Z
my cat is an alien page 1 by albino-Z
my cat is an alien page 2 by albino-Z
my cat is an alien page3 by albino-Z
'13' _page4 by albino-Z
100 Milliards d'immortels 4 by besnglist
100 Milliards d'immortels 3 by besnglist
100 Milliards d'immortels 2 by besnglist
100 Milliards d'immortels 1 by besnglist
Ongoing Series... Cleaves' "Watching Rome Burn"
Unfinished painting of Pir and her pet by MichaelCleaves
Unfinished painting for Sundown, Sunrise by MichaelCleaves
WRB, Issue 2, p. 68 by MichaelCleaves
WRB, Issue 2, p. 67 by MichaelCleaves
New Work by Cluedog
The Quacking Dead 4 Page 9 by cluedog
The Quacking Dead 3 Part 11 by cluedog
The Quacking Dead 3 Part 5 by cluedog

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Transgender Blues by cluedog
pages and strips by Connelly and Reifschneider
Northfolk page 9 by connelly
Northfolk page 7 by connelly
Northfolk page 12 by connelly
Northfolk page 8 by connelly
Ongoing Series... Dalgoda's "Portland Underground"

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Portland Underground 3 Cover by dalgoda7
Portland Underground  3, Page 32 by dalgoda7
Portland Underground  3, Page 30 by dalgoda7
Portland Underground  3, Page 29 by dalgoda7
New work by Diego Tripodi
Mountain story by DiegoTripodi
New Work by Dr. Destiny, featuring "Idiot Wind"
A Day p 03 COL by JonathanWyke
A Day p01 by JonathanWyke
A Day p02 by JonathanWyke
Jael page 10 no letters by JonathanWyke
Ongoing Series... Dragonbaze's "Wayfar"
Wayfar - Chapter 3: Home Sweet Plan, page 10 by Dragonbaze
Wayfar - Chapter 3: Home Sweet Plan, page 9 by Dragonbaze
Wayfar - Chapter 3: Home Sweet Plan, page 8 by Dragonbaze
Wayfar - Chapter 3: Home Sweet Plan, page 7 by Dragonbaze
Fond Recollections

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Fond Recollections 107 by FondRecollections
Pages by Huwman
Horror Stuff Page 1 of 6 by Huwman
New Work by izitmee
When you left me everything broke by izitmee
Postland by madbaumer37
POSTLAND by madbaumer37
Yana Adamovic

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The Falconer pg 01 by YanchoAdams
New work by mmpratt99
Pg. 8--Prologue(Color) by mmpratt99
Preyground by Moriadat
Preyground pg 33 by Moriadat
Comics by naha-def
Kobot 10 of 12 by naha-def
Neil McClements
Judge Mortis by NeilMcClements
Pages by S9TXE
painted Bluestrip page 0. by S9TXE
ShannonRitchie's "Blood from Stone"
Blood from Stone 65 by ShannonRitchie
Serious Engineering by RomanJones
Serious Engineering - Ch. 6: Real - page 6 by RomanJones
Ongoing series - SickZano's "Appetite of the Lion"
Appetite of the lion 63 by SickZano
Pages by Tillinghast23
Fungi From Yuggoth: The Dweller 3 by Tillinghast23
Benjamin's Bathroom by TweedJackdaw
Benjamin's Bathroom Page 38 by TweedJackdaw
Human Waste by Mystepho
Human Waste pg. 1 by mystepho
God Is In The Water, by TomekSuwalski
God Is In The Water cover by TomekSuwalski












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Serious comics

We like comics, and we like art, and we like comics that are art. Which is what we're looking for with this group: people who want to extend the artistic boundaries of comics, and who know art when they see it. As for "serious": we don't mean "somber," we mean, "seriously, that's fucking good!" Now that you know what we're about, if you would like to join, READ THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES.

Here is a basic guideline for the kind of work we're looking for:

1. "IT HAS TO BE COMICS." Comics are sequential; we do not want individual images, even if they're splash pages (unless you've been submitting a longer series and the splash page comes up in it and is part of the sequence. So you have to have been submitting sequential pages before we'll consider a splash for the gallery). Also, we like many strips, so we won't be exclusive, but we would like to encourage full pages. We do not want to be jerks about this, but lately we have received a rather large number of membership requests that have come from people who do not take this guideline seriously. We have ZERO interest in rejecting people who honestly want to join if they are on the same page as us; we do not like rejecting people, but will do so if their work is not comics. Single illustrations will not be accepted to this group, and so if you do not have any comic pages on your page, you will be rejected. It's nothing personal; it's just what our group is about.

2. "Form fits function and function fits form." In other words, we're not picky about which styles are acceptable, but you have to work in the style you work in for a real reason; it has to fit what you're trying to do, not just because it's all you can do. Let us say this less bluntly: we don't mind people who are just starting out, since we want everyone to learn. But really consider why you're working in the style you're working in - like, why it's appropriate to what you think you'd like to accomplish with your comics.

3. "We all improve when the medium of comics improves." We want the possibilities of comics as a form of expression to expand beyond what they already are. And that means, well, we don't mind people imitating each other here; techniques are developed because they support the meaning of what you're doing (for example, linear perspective was not developed so stuff could look like stuff in paintings, but because the idea that a single viewer could synopsize all visual reality was considered to be a very meaningful thing). So we want to develop new techniques that can become meaningful. In other words, that will become part of the medium, and so useful to any artist who wants to use it for his or her own artistic purposes.

4. Addendum to #3. We like debate about the merits of works of art. We'd like as many of our members as possible to submit work for critique, so there can be a discussion and we'll all advance.

5. "No, no, no." Sorry to be a bit too exclusive, but we think certain types of work are well-represented on dA, so we will not accept submissions of manga or straightforward superhero comics. This does not mean we do not like these things (one of the co-founders even plans some day to write and illustrate the Fantastic Four, whether Marvel likes it or not), it just means that, for this group, it's not what we're looking for. Please feel free to watch us if you illustrate either of these things, though- really, we mean no offense in excluding them.

6. "Alan Moore knows the score." (Sorry to be quoting from a band most people don't remember, P.W.E.I., but it gets at what we think counts as comic "art"). We bow before Alan Moore, and think he is the epitome of the unrecognized artistic genius of comic art (we comic artists all recognize its genius, but other people still disagree for some reason). Alan Moore knows that art wastes no resources. Alan Moore knows that every square inch of every page has to count for something. Alan Moore knows that serious art doesn't have to be tragic (comedies are serious, too). Alan Moore knows lots of things we don't, but if we pool all of our resources we can maybe, as a group, come closer to his glory.

Now, a lot of this probably doesn't help you understand what we're looking for, and a lot of it is subjective. But that's the way it goes. We love comics and we're serious about them, so we're seriously going to consider what comes our way, and we hope to amass a kick-ass collection here.

:iconmichaelcleaves: :iconbesnglist:

Because of the dozens of declined submissions per week, I have to say it loud and clear now:
That felt good, thanks!
Do you like spy stories, bright colors, dark lines? Something witty but meaningful, something with a message, but that doesn't take itself too seriously? Then you can back us up on this… The first issue is complete, we just need to send it to you, so pick your reward and see you there.

The Pros cover issue 1 by besnglist
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InfectedBloodComics Featured By Owner Edited Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me! :)

However, I'm not sure how to submit my work. It looks like everyone has their own specific folder. I don't want to make a mess, so what should I do?

besnglist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
You're welcome!

Submit to the Featured folder, please. That thing with folders we abandoned a while ago. 
InfectedBloodComics Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Abandoned? :D Ok, thanks much!
VikJones Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I'm RomanJones's (who has a folder here) co-writer and I'm making a spin-off for his comic which is submitted in here. Can I upload in his folder? 
besnglist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Hello. Can you check it with him and confirm it with me, just to be on the safe side that he doesn't mind? 
VikJones Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He sits beside  me (we live together) and actually suggested it. Should he send you a note or some kind of confirmation?
besnglist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
No it's ok, go for it :)
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naha-def Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Personally, I prefer a page to be rejected than to have it expire.  A bunch of pages accepted while a few are left to die on the vine.  You folks make the call, and on the whole, I think it's a solid group.
besnglist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Ok you've got me there. From now on, I'll be straightforward with you, since you prefer that.

For the rest of the folks, it's easier for me the other way. You may think of me as a maiden in the garden, picking flowers. Or you may not. :B Submitting in that garden doesn't have to mean that it'll be picked. That's why it's a solid group. And sorry for sharing this with you in particular, since I don't have this problem with you often.
naha-def Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No worries, it's your group, your call.
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