Belladonna Publishing

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Welcoming the Wicked

April 7th, 2013

Moving on from princesses to murderous women is not that far-fetched in the world of Belladonna. We welcome twisted female characters of all kinds; virtuous and murderous alike. And thus we are very proud to present our new project:

Wicked Belles
A comics anthology featuring famous female serial killers

We want you to explore the lives and minds of the wicked women of history. To find inspiration in arsenic, old lace, bloody axes and clandestine meetings. Starting this Wednesday we have prepared a weekly inspirational feast on the blog, for all the wonderful and morbid comics creators out there.

¬†What we’re looking for:

  • 20-40 pages
  • Historical female characters (dead for at least 50+ years)
  • Stories that explore the psychology behind the crimes
  • Well researched stories

What we’re not looking for:

  • Straight up retellings
  • Pointless gore or splatter
  • Modern crimes

Further details will be announced on April 15th, when we open for submissions. We will not accept completed comics – only script, character designs and sample pages will be necessary. Our wish is to work closely with the creators throughout the creative process and make the most of it for everyone involved.

Please note that we welcome creative teams, but we do not pair up artists and writers.

Feel free to comment or e-mail us if you have any questions, and keep an eye on Wicked Wednesday for more information and inspiration.

Illustration from The Illustrated Police News ( published 1864 – 1938)

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