FV Comics Are Looking For Your Samples!

Posted: Tuesday, October 3, 2000
By: Darren Schroeder

Emilio Diaz, the President of FV COMICS has put out a request for your work. He announced on the Smallpressnet mailing list that FV COMICS is going to be at Mega-Con in March 2-4 2001 in Orlando. They will have one of the BIG Publisher booths which leaves them some space to spare.

Because of this they have decided to open their sweaty smelly arms to their small press colleagues! Emilio points out "Hey, we got a super hero called Mantaman...our arms are GONNA smell like fish!"

They are currently accepting any ORIGINAL ashcans from anyone in the small press/independent community to display, promote and/or sell at the booth.

Emilio gave the fine print stating "Gather up all your old or new ashcans that you have lying around and send it to us via mail..or you could drop it off at the convention booth..and we'll display it at our table for the world to see!"

THE CATCH: (Get it? Catch? Mantaman? Fish?)

All we ask in return is that you produce an original 8 page black and white ashcan of any of our two characters, Mantaman and/or Forceman and then send us the artwork and we'll take care of the printing, distribution, etc. You write the story, You do the art and YOUR NAME and COMPANY NAME will be
marketed, promoted, etc. at the convention and the ashcan you made with us will be sold to the public along with your own original ashcans of your characters!

Your payment for this is YOUR ashcan being sold at our booth. We are willing to negotiate a profit percentage of any ashcans of yours sold. ALL Ashcans will be sold at a price of $1.00 each.

Be creative! You can do a crossover between our characters and yours if you like! This is a great opportunity for all of you to showcase your talent! If you happen to be in the area during the convention, you are also welcome to sit with us in our booth and sign the ashcan that YOU made with us along with your own!"

You can send your ashcans to"

817 W. Peninsular st.
Tampa, FL 33603
Attn: Ashcan Submission

Emilio added "Because sending artwork via mail is costly, we are accepting the finished ashcan of our characters via e-mail as well. Please send your ashcans of your characters via mail."

There is no deadline for this but Emilio asked that you contact him before you start work on any of their characters. If you want your name to be mentioned in their Half Page Ad the deadline is be October.

To sweeten the deal for those who might be slow to act, Emilio pointed out that "Our booth location is AWESOME! We will be RIGHT NEXT TO DEALERS and BIG NAME PUBLISHERS like IMAGE, DC, CROSSGEN and the list goes on!"

"The traffic will be high. Your ashcans will NOT be cup coasters (unless you want them to be?!) We guarantee they will be seen by AT LEAST 15,000 people. We are also going to have a HALF PAGE Black and White Ad for FV Comics in the Pre-registration booklet for Mega-Con. This has a circulation of 25,000 customers around the COUNTRY! I guess what I'm trying to say is..people WILL come to our table!"

If you are interested in this, please e-mail Emilio at:


include your name, your company's name (if applicable) and they will send you a bio and character description of their two main characters via e-mail.

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