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Whats the email address to submit covers? (Comic Book Forums)

  • Whats the email address to submit covers?

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  • Posted: February 28, 2009 2:56:51 pm
  • I'm not too PC savvy, but I have a scanner and some covers that aren't on the website and would like to send them in. What's the address?!?! (I can't get the KB size down, jpeg,bmap or otherwise!)
  • Posted: February 28, 2009 3:37:30 pm
  • Just scan the cover

    then click on the little box next to the issue you want to submit the cover for

    click browse

    select the file you scanned on your computer

    then submit if it meets the size requirements it will give you a preview then click submit

    I always submit .jpg files so I don't know about the bitmaps, to get them the right size you'll need a photo editor.
    there is some free ones listed in this forum topic

    http://comicbookrealm.com/topic/3/18

    Last edited February 28, 2009 3:42:56 pm
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  • Posted: March 4, 2009 1:57:32 pm

  • you can use free image editing software like Paint.net to allow you to resize images and convert between different image types
  • Posted: June 10, 2009 11:37:49 am
  • No scanner (yet) - can I submit pics from digital camera?
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  • Posted: June 10, 2009 11:46:34 am
  • Please no digital camera pics. We can find or scan better images than using a camera. Shame on you
  • Posted: June 10, 2009 12:56:44 pm
  • But I has an upmteen megapixel camera that makes super sharp pics... Rolling Eyes
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  • Posted: June 10, 2009 1:03:38 pm

  • With a scan, the cover will be read by the scanner evenly.

    With a camera picture, you'll have trouble with reflection, getting the colours spot, getting the angle correct etc

    The rules for the quality of picture here are pretty strict, and I'd doubt you'd be able to get up to that standard with a photograph.
  • Posted: June 10, 2009 3:27:31 pm
  • I have heard that our Mod's are like the cover Nazi's or something like that.

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  • Posted: June 10, 2009 3:39:41 pm
  • That's probably why I've never even bothered trying to submit a cover that I scanned myself, even though I own around 50 comics that still need covers submitted.




    Plus I can't figure out how to get a decent scan with our scanner. Anxious
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  • Posted: June 10, 2009 3:54:19 pm
  • Psh, you guys don't know how easy you have it. Back when I started, you had to correct cover problems by hand! Or something curmudgeonly like that...
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  • Posted: June 10, 2009 4:00:55 pm
  • Actually back then we didn't even have covers for our comics Laughing
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  • Posted: June 10, 2009 4:20:59 pm
  • I used this little piece of software back in 1996ish. You had to use BMP file pics with it. Blah. Sick

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  • Posted: June 10, 2009 4:31:28 pm
  • mattcoffeeman said:
    That's probably why I've never even bothered trying to submit a cover that I scanned myself, even though I own around 50 comics that still need covers submitted.

    Plus I can't figure out how to get a decent scan with our scanner. Anxious


    here's a little tip for you....

    I scan my covers at 300 dpi, then use paint.net (similar to photoshop but free) to resize the image and adjust the resolution downwards. I normally go down to 200 dpi.

    I don't know why, but this gets you a nice clean image...
  • Posted: June 15, 2009 11:02:39 am
  • I guess a good enough reason to go ahead and get a scanner..

    Oh and by the way, some early fanzines (and I did one myself for a couple issues in 1964) did covers that were handtraced (usually over a light bulb with glass over cover) onto mimeograph paper. Hmmm, wonder if that is in the Smithsonian now...
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  • Posted: June 15, 2009 12:07:33 pm
  • Spa-fon said:
    I guess a good enough reason to go ahead and get a scanner..

    Oh and by the way, some early fanzines (and I did one myself for a couple issues in 1964) did covers that were handtraced (usually over a light bulb with glass over cover) onto mimeograph paper. Hmmm, wonder if that is in the Smithsonian now...


    i didn't realise the old light box trick was around that long ago....
  • Posted: June 15, 2009 12:26:18 pm
  • LOL. Yup. For those unfamiliar with mimeograph, it was bascially an ink transfer - meaning the machine bled the ink through the traced (or typed on a *gasp* typewriter) to the paper. Worst part was having blackened hands and arms for weeks afterward. Darn stuff just didn't wash off.

    I think I sold my first fanzine issue for a grand $1.00, with an All Star 33 cover repro. Sold a whopping 4 issues too. Probably a super rare issue now, especially since I didin't even keep a copy! Brick wall
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  • Posted: July 28, 2012 4:25:13 pm
  • Rattlehead79 said:

    then click on the little box next to the issue you want to submit the cover for

    What if there is no listing for the cover you want to submit?
    I've come across about 13 price cover variants for Captain America (high 200s to early 300s).

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  • Posted: July 28, 2012 4:31:05 pm
  • You make a submission in the Missing Items Forum for the Mods to consider adding it.
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  • Posted: July 28, 2012 4:58:00 pm
  • dough boy said:
    You make a submission in the Missing Items Forum for the Mods to consider adding it.


    Thank you.
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