Calling all fans of Lapis Lazuli!
( Please give @amphibizzy a huge round of applause for the epic introductory comic above! Her skills are are seriously top notch! <3)
For starters, a question that was commonly posed through Log Date’s run was: What exactly is a Zine? A Zine is, in this context, a fan-illustrated & organized art book! Think of a fancy picture book, but in this case, entirely devoted to Lapis Lazuli! Of course, as before, to be printed as a soft-cover, physical copy book chock full of incredible artwork!
Yes! Unlike Log Date Zine 2016, this Zine, Ocean Gem Zine 2017 is a Zine entirely devoted to the water wielding Gem, Lapis Lazuli from Steven Universe! So, if that happens to be your jam, here’s what to do next!
Artist sign ups are officially open! Don’t make pieces yet, of course, since once the panel of meep morpists is selected, I’ll then provide the template & rubric you’ll need to get started! To sign up, please provide the following to the email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
-The name you’d like to go by!
-Your tumblr url/or other web address that you commonly use, and a means for me to take a look at any past art you’ve created! Steven Universe or otherwise!, of course, you don’t have to draw Lapis exclusively to be considered for the Zine! *Note, please use an email that you frequently check, as that will be my primary way to keep in touch! 8D
Artist sign ups will be open for approximately two weeks! So, from 4/28 to 5/14 12am EST, so until then, send in those submissions! :)
Please note that all art will be kept PG, as per the general spirit of the show! As for shipping, I’d like to keep the Zine ship-free, so everyone can enjoy it, but drawing Lapis with other Gem’s is certainly okay, and of course, encouraged! Additionally, this Zine is intended to be a Lapis appreciation Zine, so while art featuring Malachite/pieces alluding to time spent in the mirror,etc. will be accepted, I’d very much appreciate if such content didn’t overun the Zine, and content intended to portray copious abuse will not be allowed/considered.
Furthermore, the point here is to have fun with it! Draw Lapis as a crossing guard for ducklings, or doing a radical skateboard kick-flip, that sort of thing! The ultimate goal of this Zine is to give Lapis her time in the spotlight, and I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to host yet another Zine for the Steven Universe community!
So, don’t dawdle! Let’s go make Meep Morps!