Civil War Chronicles
Sketch Artist Set Specification
General information for all sketch illustrators:
This is part one of our Civil War set, so you need to keep that in mind when working on the art. The set will cover the start of the War until the battle of Gettysburg. We are looking for wide range of art and styles, from battle images to portraits so this set will be suitable for a number of different illustrator styles. This was a very gruesome conflict, it was one of the first major conflicts fought with advanced weaponry and it took a heavy toll on the populace and combatants. We are not asking you to shy away from these facts, so illustrate as you feel appropriate.
This set is also a different in that we have two sketch card blanks that on the back form one larger image when put together. On this product you are encouraged to create some 2 panel images if you wish to. We will accept up to 50% of your allocated cards as 2 card panel images without question. EG: Illustrator X signed up for 20 cards, 10 of those could be 2 card panels. This means you would essentially be drawing 15 images rather than 20. If you do this then please make sure you use one of each sketch backs on your image. If you would like to do MORE than 50% of your stock as 2 card images then you will need to contact the art director for approval in advance as final card numbers are changing up until release. You will get an even number of each card type so no signing up for odd numbers! As far as AP’s go we are looking into this and I expect to be supplying some extras so that we you can offer two card commissions.
Please also keep the following in mind: We are looking for period accuracy: This means while you are free to draw images from your imagination or from historical fact, we do request that you stick within the time confines. This means no weird items that didn’t exist, in other words no M16’s, Steampunk, Aliens, Unicorns bla bla bla…. I know this isn’t a big issue but if it’s not on the set spec we will get emails.
We really want to do the subject justice, it’s a fascinating topic with a very rabid collectors market many of which are not traditional card buyers, so we are looking at a crossover market, if you have no interest in history or the Civil War then this is probably not the set for you. We are looking for people who really know about or want to know about the subject, and it should be a lot of fun to work on. Places are limited and this is going to be one of our flagship products over the next 24-36 months so if you’re interested please get in touch with Liza Liza (at) cult-stuff.com asap, as blanks are in stock and waiting to ship. We need the cards back by the 30th of May (2013 just to be clear for some of you!)