It’s been about 3 and a half years since the debut of Bear Pit Zine, and we’re thrilled to be announcing the call for submissions for issue #10! As usual, all comics, illustration and other forms of sequential art are welcome!

Because it’s a special occasion, we’ve been digging around trying to work out a way that we can produce something that looks a bit special but at about the same price. And guess what, we’ve come up with something we think you’ll all love… Issue #10 is going to be a perfect bound book!

Theme: “PLACE”

Deadline: 6PM, SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2014

Zine Format: The zine content is in black and white, but greys print out well. As we’re going for perfect binding, we need more pages! As such we’d ask that, if possible, if the minimum page count is about 4, and the maximum is 8.

Only one submission per contributor please.

Paper size: The zine will be printed on A5 with full bleed. Your artwork should fit within these dimensions (148 x 210mm), plus a 4mm bleed around your image (making it 156x218mm). If you’ve any questions regarding ‘full bleed’, and/or need a template, please email.

Submission Format: Please send your files as .psd, .png or .tiff, and at no less than 300 dpi. One file per page.

Contents: All contributions take the theme of ‘Place’ - you’re free to interpret this as you will. Although we do emphasize the comic/sequential-art nature of Bear Pit Zines, any combination of words and pictures will be considered.
Finally, we are open to submissions from any and all, but we do ask that the contributor and/or their work retain some kind of connection to the city/area of Bristol.

Printing & Distribution: When all submissions are in, as per usual we will ask contributors to place and pay for pre-orders (at cost-price). Cost price per unit will be approximately £2.00. Issue #10 will be launched at the 2014 Bristol Comic and Zine Fair (October 4th).

Please send your submissions to



I have a small number of this new Japanese collection of my work released by Sotokaramita. Features stories from SMOO #5 – #7 and some anthology work with Japanese translations. There’s an interview with me in the back, too, also in Japanese. These editions come with an English translation of the interview.

  • 257 mm x 175 mm
  • 56 pages
  • Red partial wraparound cover, B&W contents
  • Comes with 8 page zine containing translated interview
  • Published April 2014 by Sotokaramita