We are currently seeking expressions of interest from artists, for the forthcoming Undad Anthology (working title).

More than just another zombie story, the Undad series is about the challenges of being a husband/father while being (literally) dead inside. So far, nine chapters of the series have been produced across two volumes. The forthcoming Undad project will add (at least) another five chapters to this total.

We’ve received a grant from artsACT, and we’ll be using it to hire artists to bring the story of undead family man Brett Buckley to (un)life in their own style.

Download Undad

I encourage you to download these PDFs of Volumes One and Two of Undad. These will demonstrate the range of different styles we’ve already brought to the universe.

Download Vol 1
Download Vol 2

If your application is successful:

  • You’ll be hired on a work-for-hire basis, and paid a flat page rate of $100AUD per completed page (approx $70-$75USD).
  • You’ll be engaged to produce artwork at some point between June and November of 2019 (exact dates TBD).
  • You’ll be contracted to produce no more than forty pages of coloured artwork, though depending upon the length of the story you’re assigned to, it could be less.
  • The format of the book will be square, with either one or four panels per page, as per the existing volumes.

How to apply

Step 1.
If you’re reasonably confident about your availability and accept the quoted page rate, please send some relevant art samples (including at least some sequential art) to Coloured samples preferred. Note: and tinyurl links will not be clicked.

Step 2.
Applicants may be selected to progress to the next stage: a commissioned piece of Undad artwork. This commission will be covered by a simple contract, and will likely take place between November 2018 and March 2019. You will be paid a flat rate of $40AUD ($28-$30USD) for this image.

Step 3.
Based on the strength of your portfolio and custom Undad artwork, you may be offered a work-for-hire contract to work on the Undad anthology. This contract will outline payment schedules, timeframes, and all relevant copyright information.

I am on hand to answer any questions you might have about this anthology or this opportunity.