Do you remember The Adventures of Pete & Pete? We do.
It was the best show ever: the precise distillation of all the strangeness and wonder of childhood. The sublime ache of that perfect summer you know will never come again, or a song you can’t quite capture.
Anyway, we love Pete & Pete, and we know some of you, do, too. So, we’re making a tribute zine, and we want you to be part of it.
Write or draw your favorite memories of Pete & Pete—stories, art, songs, comics, or anything else you dream up. Send ‘em to us by May 1, 2012. We’ll collect our favorites and print ‘em in a zine.
Contributors get a comp copy, plus a print-res PDF so they can print and sell their own. We’re not looking to make money from this. We just want it to exist.
THE FINE PRINT:
E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2012.
Written submissions—essays, interviews, memoirs, poetry, whatever—should be .doc or .rtf files. No length limit, but bear in mind that it’ll be easier for us to place shorter pieces. We’re not really looking for straight-up fanfiction, but we’ll definitely consider any and all submissions.
Comics, illustrations, and other visual media should be .tif or .jpg files, black-and-white or greyscale (maybe if this thing takes waaaaay off, we’ll do a limited color run, but we’re not counting on that), formatted to fit a 4.25” x 5.5” page at 300-600 DPI. Again, no length limit, but bear in mind that shorter pieces will be easier for us to place. If you need a spread, please indicate that somewhere in your submission.
Keep it reasonably clean: if it wouldn’t fly on the show, we probably won’t print it.
By submitting work to Waiting for October via email@example.com, you give us the right to use it in the Waiting for October print zine and tumblr. Anywhere we use your work, it’ll be credited to you. If your work appears in the print zine, you’ll get a contributor copy and a print-res PDF. The whole deal will be under a Creative Commons license, and contributors are free to print ‘n sell copies.
We are in no way affiliated with The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Nickelodeon, Polaris, or anyone but our own bad selves.
-Miles & Rachel
P.S. Special thanks to Kory Bing, who took all the pictures. You can read Kory’s comics here.
It’s not obvious from the photo, but what you’re seeing on that table is the final, finished content mockup of Waiting for October.
This gives us a final page count, which, in turn, lets us estimate printing prices—which means we can get pre-orders up by the end of June and be in print by late July.
Announcements’ll be coming fast and furious over the next week and change, so keep an eye out.
Meanwhile: We’d love to throw some kind of release event in Portland at the end of July or very beginning of August. If you’ve got any ideas or want to help, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a pinup of Artie (the strongest man in the world) I drew for the Pete & Pete zine, “Waiting for October”. (Which you can order a copy of by clicking that link!)
It’s based on a pinup of Flex Mentallo drawn by Frank Quitely.
It was colored by Joe Hunter.
The original art for it looks like this..
..and if you’d like to own it, you can buy it from me for $30 by emailing me at email@example.com!
Obviously, reblogs are loved and appreciated!
My best to all of you, my little vikings.
It’s ARTIE: The Strongest Man in the World! from Nickelodeon’s classic series “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”!
Here Artie is doing his best Flex Mentallo impression.
This artwork is available as a high quality art print or t-shirt from the good people at Society6, and if you check it out using THIS LINK you can get $5 off it or anything else in my store thru Nov. 11!
Oh, and obviously, if you want to help me out, feel free to give this a reblog.