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“Actually, feel free to be a lot less specific. Like just going ‘booooooo’ is literally all that’s required of you. And remember, when you file your report, we’re using the green cover sheets now. Blue was last month.”

Dib wears the wrong pants… WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES!!  Can the Earth survive an invasion from the waist down? (Spoiler: Maybe!)

Tell your LCS you want to get your grubby hands on my variant cover with the code DEC151491 (or DEC151490 for the main cover). Cut off date for pre-orders is Feb, 29th. Thanks for letting me do this @onipress!

PANTS! is a legendary “LOST EPISODE” of Invader ZIM.  A story that finds Dib battling an invasion of disgusting alien pants with mind-control powers, it was originally shot-down for reasons that are now lost in the mists of time.  But writer Eric Trueheart never gave up carrying the torch for the trousers.  Now Trueheart, series-creator Jhonen Vasquez, and artists Aaron Alexovich and Dave Crosland finally bring the pants out of the closet and onto the page.  A tale as funny as it is creepy, PANTS! will delight old-school ZIM fans and newcomers alike, and make you never look at your legs the same way again.

ProTip: Art Styles

If you’re thinking about applying to the Comic Market, a common mistake artists make when applying is attaching art samples in different styles. Now, we get it, you wanna show off your different styles so staff know you can do both realistic drawings and stick figure comics. 

That’s cool. Makes sense.

But for your application we stress to artists that you must submit two similar works. Not one realistic drawing and one chibi. Not a landscape and Sailor Moon. 

Two similar, comparable, parallel, matching, resembling, uniform styles. 

We do this for many reasons; one being it makes the application process faster. And really, isn’t that what we all want? 

But the main reason is checking for fraud. 

So… yeah. That’s a thing.

We need to be able to look at both pieces and go yes, so and so clearly did both of these! Good job so and so! We’re no Sherlock, and to make things easier, we’ve made this an official step in the application process. 

Two different styles? Nope. Do not pass go, do not collect your ticket or your bento.

Similar styles. A-OK. A+ Senpai has noticed you and appreciates you reading the rules!