Spooo FAQ

 

These are our guidelines in producing this comic, if you have any questions feel free to contact the staff for more details. The staff would rather have the question asked up front then the surprise in the end.


File Formats:

Files that are submitted to Spooo must be in a loss-less file format. This can be in Photoshop 7 or lower, TIFF, Encapsulated PostScript, or PDF (with standard "print" or "press" settings). Vector files from Adobe Illustrator 10 or below is also accepted. These files should be saved in a CMYK or Grayscale format.


Templates for interior and cover pages are available upon request and acceptance of submission.


Files we won't accept:

We will not accept ANY GIF, JPEG, or PNG format. We will also not enjoy any files saved in RGB format.


Inside Page Size:

Each page of Spooo is formatted for "new" or "current" comic book size that finish size is 6.125" by 9.750". Every file is expect to match that dimension or a ratio of that dimension when it is submitted to Spooo. If the file does not meet the dimension the comic may be rejected.


Cover Page Size:

Covers should be full color CMYK finished images with a finish size of 6.625" x 10.250. Covers are always "bleed" pages which means that the edge of the image will be trimmed to match the paper size exactly. Images must bleed over the edge of the finish size by a minimum of 1/8th of an inch.

On your cover, sections of the image will be covered. These are called the "gutters" of the image. Assume that at least .25 inches of the image on the top, bottom, left, and right will possibly be chopped off in the trimming process. The Rabbit Valley™ Comics Another RABCO Disaster™ logo will be placed in the upper left corner of this image. Allow a box of at least 2 inches wide by 3 inches tall for this logo. The remainder of the image area 3 inches down from the top of the graphic should be used for the title of the book. In the case of creator owned titles, we recommend making a logo in Adobe Illustrator format to be resized perfectly on the graphic. For Rabbit Valley properties, we will place our logo in this area.


Minimum Scan Size for Color Pages:

The minimum scan size for color art is 300 DPI. For an 8 1/2 x 11 page that will be 2550 x 3300 pixels. Larger image DPI is always preferred.


Minimum Scan Size for Grayscale:

The minimum scan size for grayscale art is 300 DPI. For an 8 1/2 x 11 page that will be 2550 x 3300 pixels. Larger image DPI is always preferred.


Minimum Scan Size for Black and White:

The minimum scan size for black and white art should be scanned at 1200 DPI. Larger image DPI is always preferred.


Files:

Files are expected to be sent by electronic media (IDE Hard Drive, CD, DVD, or iPod) via mail or ftp.


Script Guidelines - For purposes of writing, we use the Gregg Reference Manual to resolve issues of style and grammar. While dialog will obviously not always conform to the standard usage of the written English language, other written text should. Scripts should be checked for grammar, spelling, and correct punctuation. Rabbit Valley editors will make changes to scripts or text to present a properly edited professional image.


Story/Content At this time, RABCO and Spooo only publishes stories containing anthropomorphic characters. This would include "funny animal" style or "transformation" genre comics. English translations of Japanese dojinshi are welcome, but you must be working in conjunction with the original artists of the work. Parody material containing copyrighted characters will not be accepted.

The story is expected to be finished on submission so if the story takes 3 Spooo comics to be finished it is expected at the submission all the comics are written.

Spooo is an adult content. Explicated sexual content is allowed but the editors of Spooo may reject any materials.

Editors of Spooo hold the right to reject any comic at any time.