Deadline dates will be forthcoming. Format for the program is 5.5 x 8.5. Gloss color cover with B/W interiors. What works best with most formats is a portrait style design (with exception to the half-page format).

4.5 W x 6.75 H
4.5 W x 3.25 H

2.125 W x 3.25 H
*5.5 W x 8.5 H

LISTINGS: Name, address and 20 word ad for $5.00

2.75"W x 4.25"H

*Whether this is your first time working up an ad or not, here's some guidelines for the ads that **bleed.

< to the left, I've color-coded the boxes. ** Designing for bleed is a tricky thing if you've never done it before. You have to keep in mind that the end product is going to get cut down. Possibly in a stack with a guillotine cutter. The cut will bow in a little. As much as an 1/8th of an inch into the design.

  • LIVE AREA- is your guaranteed spot where nothing will cut off once the book is trimmed. Any crucial information, like a web address, will not get cut off. 1/8th to 1/4in. in from the edge will do it. If it's in the program, I'd advise not putting crucial info kissing the gutter (fold) of the booklet.
  • TRIM AREA- is the edge of the cut or the format given for the ad (ex. 5.5 x 8.5). Any text or art that goes past this point gets cut off.
  • BLEED AREA- if you're going to want bleed, it's a good idea to have a 1/4in. area around the design. 'bleed' means falling off the edge of the cut line. The pink bar shows what I mean. That area past the trim will be cut off in the end.

We are also looking for Sponsors for the SPACE Prize. We are thinking about a mini-comics award to be added this year.  Please contact Bob if you're interested.

Please send all art, ads etc. to:

Back Porch Comics
P.O.Box 20550
Columbus OH 43220