1. July 11, 2014

    Thanks to all the artists for their submissions to Slipshine’s 2014 open call. Our previous open call was about two years ago and we received around 75 submissions. This time, we received over 300. We were quite blown away!
When I first started Slipshine back in December ‘01, I was fresh out of college and not entirely sure how the rest of my life would go, so it just seemed like something to try. At first, it consisted of nothing but my own crappy comics, and while I did plan to bring in a few others on it from the get-go, I didn’t really expect it to become more than a little thing that would help me barely get by…
So, looking at it now, after Slipshine has published so many artists, and helped a great deal of them live off comics… It makes me feel pretty proud. And now it makes me even more proud to see so many artists want to be a part of us… It really goes to show how far things have come.
Truly, I originally went with porn comics for Slipshine simply because I felt it would be easier to get people to send money to a comic site if they had sex in them. After all, 99% of the sites behind paywalls were porn sites. And ya know, in a way, it is true… But what isn’t easy, is publishing porn comics and getting people to respect them, for people to see them as more than clickbait, fap material, or soft sells… And all-in-all to see them as a legitimate form of storytelling. This is something that become Slipshine’s goal more and more as things progressed. It started with the simple goal of focusing on the positive side of sex, and throughout the years we’ve tried to take in artists who could really push things.
In that area, it wasn’t always a smooth ride, and I’ll admit there were certain decisions I could have made better time and time again. But it’s really beginning to feel like Slipshine’s becoming a site people respect now. They’re certainly talking more about it and obviously more artists want to be involved with it than ever before. It’s a really good feeling and I just know that things are going to get even better.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to where were are, from our great artists, to the readers who helped spread the word, and also the other fine smut artists out there like Jess Fink and the Oglafs and the Filthy Figments and the Smut Peddlers, all of whom have been working to earn sexy comics a little more respect alongside us on this vast, wide web.
So! Everyone who submitted to this open call should have got a response by now. Those got accepted should be getting some more emails later tonight. There were some tricky decisions this time around, and we had to turn down more than a few really good artists this time. We regret that we don’t have the resources to publish comics from every single talented smut artist on the web… We’re working on it.
Thank you and good night!
-Joshua Lesnick, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Slipshine
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Joseph Stillwell, COO
Woc, Assistant Editor
Amanda Lafrenais & Lin Visel, Associate Editors

    Thanks to all the artists for their submissions to Slipshine’s 2014 open call. Our previous open call was about two years ago and we received around 75 submissions. This time, we received over 300. We were quite blown away!

    When I first started Slipshine back in December ‘01, I was fresh out of college and not entirely sure how the rest of my life would go, so it just seemed like something to try. At first, it consisted of nothing but my own crappy comics, and while I did plan to bring in a few others on it from the get-go, I didn’t really expect it to become more than a little thing that would help me barely get by…

    So, looking at it now, after Slipshine has published so many artists, and helped a great deal of them live off comics… It makes me feel pretty proud. And now it makes me even more proud to see so many artists want to be a part of us… It really goes to show how far things have come.

    Truly, I originally went with porn comics for Slipshine simply because I felt it would be easier to get people to send money to a comic site if they had sex in them. After all, 99% of the sites behind paywalls were porn sites. And ya know, in a way, it is true… But what isn’t easy, is publishing porn comics and getting people to respect them, for people to see them as more than clickbait, fap material, or soft sells… And all-in-all to see them as a legitimate form of storytelling. This is something that become Slipshine’s goal more and more as things progressed. It started with the simple goal of focusing on the positive side of sex, and throughout the years we’ve tried to take in artists who could really push things.

    In that area, it wasn’t always a smooth ride, and I’ll admit there were certain decisions I could have made better time and time again. But it’s really beginning to feel like Slipshine’s becoming a site people respect now. They’re certainly talking more about it and obviously more artists want to be involved with it than ever before. It’s a really good feeling and I just know that things are going to get even better.

    Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to where were are, from our great artists, to the readers who helped spread the word, and also the other fine smut artists out there like Jess Fink and the Oglafs and the Filthy Figments and the Smut Peddlers, all of whom have been working to earn sexy comics a little more respect alongside us on this vast, wide web.

    So! Everyone who submitted to this open call should have got a response by now. Those got accepted should be getting some more emails later tonight. There were some tricky decisions this time around, and we had to turn down more than a few really good artists this time. We regret that we don’t have the resources to publish comics from every single talented smut artist on the web… We’re working on it.

    Thank you and good night!

    -Joshua Lesnick, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Slipshine

    ——-

    Joseph Stillwell, COO

    Woc, Assistant Editor

    Amanda Lafrenais & Lin Visel, Associate Editors

     
    slipshinenews
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    July 9, 2014

    Anonymous said: Are you guys sending rejection/acceptance emails all at once?

    I’ve been working on it over a course of a few days.

    I’m not the fastest emailer, but I’ll make sure everyone gets a reply! -Josh

     
    Anonymous
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    July 4, 2014

    On a note Slipshine is having some DNS issues with an IP move, it should be up and running later today.

     
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    July 1, 2014

    Anonymous said: Hope this isn't a nagging question (send a fanmail but I think tumblr eats those on mobile) are you sending out confirmation received emails, or just accepted/rejected messages?

    We aren’t sending confirmation messages, but gmail has always been dependable. If you have sent a submission, we have received it!

     
    Anonymous
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    June 29, 2014

    Submissions

    slipshine:

    slipshine:

    Hey there, folks!

    Here at Slipshine, we’re currently ramping up production and readying to open submissions for the rest of the month.

    Important details! We’re looking to hire a couple of part and/or full time people, depending on their availability and skill level.

    Comics on Slipshine are typically the standard comic page dimension (6x9ish) and stories are in sets of 10-12 pages. The standard process is for new applicants to submit one short story at first, with the potential to do more stories or a long-form story if their comic does well enough. If you do get chosen to be a continuing artist, the update schedule would be every 2-3 months.

    As for samples to submit to us, we’re essentially looking for examples of sequential work, and while completed stories would be preferred o’ course, it’s not completely necessary. So long as you have comic pages to show rather than just a portfolio full of pinups.

    Also highly recommended for submissions to include nudity in some way or form, so we can see what anatomy chops ya got.

    Thus, the submission could include a completed smutty comic, or a non-smut comic and a some artistic nudes, or some such combination.

    As for the type of content we’re looking for,

    Please include a your submission package as a link or attachment, and optionally a link to your resume or portfoilio, to: slipshinesubmissions@gmail.com.

    This email is being used for submission review only, and any questions may be directed to Slipshine’s ask box!

    Submission deadline is June 30! Get crackin!

    reblogging since I have added lots of info to the original post, answering all the big questions we got in the askbox.

    Reminder tomorrow is the last day to send in submissions.

     
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    June 29, 2014

    Anonymous said: Is that submission deadline on the 30th at 23:59:59 EST?

    It’ll be something more like 6am (CST) on the 1st, for those who plan on coming down to the wire

     
    Anonymous
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    June 25, 2014

    cheezyweapon:

    Started this comic thinkin it would be about titties and suddenly turned into goo dickgirls and tongue sounding. whoops! *laugh track*

     
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    June 23, 2014

    Submissions

    slipshine:

    slipshine:

    Hey there, folks!

    Here at Slipshine, we’re currently ramping up production and readying to open submissions for the rest of the month.

    Important details! We’re looking to hire a couple of part and/or full time people, depending on their availability and skill level.

    Comics on Slipshine are typically the standard comic page dimension (6x9ish) and stories are in sets of 10-12 pages. The standard process is for new applicants to submit one short story at first, with the potential to do more stories or a long-form story if their comic does well enough. If you do get chosen to be a continuing artist, the update schedule would be every 2-3 months.

    As for samples to submit to us, we’re essentially looking for examples of sequential work, and while completed stories would be preferred o’ course, it’s not completely necessary. So long as you have comic pages to show rather than just a portfolio full of pinups.

    Also highly recommended for submissions to include nudity in some way or form, so we can see what anatomy chops ya got.

    Thus, the submission could include a completed smutty comic, or a non-smut comic and a some artistic nudes, or some such combination.

    As for the type of content we’re looking for,

    Please include a your submission package as a link or attachment, and optionally a link to your resume or portfoilio, to: slipshinesubmissions@gmail.com.

    This email is being used for submission review only, and any questions may be directed to Slipshine’s ask box!

    Submission deadline is June 30! Get crackin!

    reblogging since I have added lots of info to the original post, answering all the big questions we got in the askbox.

     
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    June 22, 2014

    yousuckthecomic:

High time for an update, eh? Well, while I admit the hiatus from the comic has gone on a bit long, be assured I haven’t been resting on my laurels. Progress on the book has been going well, especially now that the most elaborate part of it, the IAP comics, are now finished! You’ll be able to read them when the books are out, or you can read them right now on Slipshine… or if you’re a Kickstarter backer! So check your messages if you haven’t lately. The next big things I need to work on for the book are the back cover and the book-exclusive comic, which was the stretch-goal reward. But before I get to those, y’know what I’d like to do? I’d like to get started on Chapter 5 already. So stay tuned, folks. -Jersh

    yousuckthecomic:

    High time for an update, eh? Well, while I admit the hiatus from the comic has gone on a bit long, be assured I haven’t been resting on my laurels. Progress on the book has been going well, especially now that the most elaborate part of it, the IAP comics, are now finished! You’ll be able to read them when the books are out, or you can read them right now on Slipshine… or if you’re a Kickstarter backer! So check your messages if you haven’t lately.
    The next big things I need to work on for the book are the back cover and the book-exclusive comic, which was the stretch-goal reward. But before I get to those, y’know what I’d like to do? I’d like to get started on Chapter 5 already. So stay tuned, folks. -Jersh

     
    yousuck
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    June 22, 2014

    Anonymous said: When will you be sending acceptance/rejection emails?

    Admittedly I didn’t do a great job getting back to everyone when we had open submissions in the past. But now that I have a bit of help, we should be sending out form-rejection letters at the very least. As to when we’ll let people know, it shouldn’t be to long after the deadline on the 30th.

     
    Anonymous