Friday, August 11, 2006

I got a new job!

Not that I'm leaving any of my old jobs. 'Cuz, you know, it turns out that being comics editor for a literary magazine ain't exactly the zippiest flume-ride to the Palace of Earthly Delights. Or, for that matter, sustenance living. But, oh, the satisfaction. After all the times I've had to grit my teeth over editorial changes... well, now the monkeys have to dance on my string! Dance faster, monkeys! Dance sprightlier! Only thus may you please your master!

Monkey-dancing comments aside, if'n yer interested, here's the relevant info:
Page size: 8.25" x 10.75"
Safe Area: 6.75" x 8.25"
8 pages, Black and White
This issues theme is: Sin & Redemption
Please submit files for consideration as 150 dpi JPEGs. Higher resolution images will be requested of accepted stories. Files may be submitted via email (comics at ballyhoostories dot com), or mailed on CD to:
Joel Priddy/ Ballyhoo Comics Editor
c/o Memphis College of Art
Overton Park
Memphis, TN 38111


Gus and Fer said...


Joel Priddy said...


paloma farmer said...

Does this mean that Chris now lets you sit at the adult table?


Joel Priddy said...

I'm afraid that Mr. Pitzer will start eyeing me warily now, waiting for me to poach his stable of talent for my own mighty enterprises. Since this is pretty much exactly my plan, I need to invent a series of cunning ruses and distractions to prevent him from catching on. Like, for instance, whenever he looks like he's about to read this comment, I'll jump out from behind his computer chair and yell, "Booga Booga Booga!"

pitzerboy said...


(affects of the booga-booga-booga)


Joel Priddy said...

Look at that elephant!

Your shirt's on fire!

Is that girl making eyes at you?


Michael J. Hildebrand said...

I just stopped in to visit your site and the heading "NEW JOB" stopped my heart... but you are still doing MCA... right? What would that school do without you as an instructor, spiritual leader, and stud. (so very few studs teaching in art schools now-a-days, tis a pity, eh?)

Anyway, I love the topic of the issue (or at least the SIN part... wah ha ha)... when do you need it by (or am I too late already). Let me know if I'm not, I would love to submit something.

By the way, how goes the Priddy?

Joel Priddy said...

Oh yeah, I'm still at MCA. At least one of my jobs needs to have an actual paycheck attached to it.

The deadline for submissions is December 10th, I think. Three of the slots are already lined up, and, boy howdy, they are great. So please submit! I'd love to see a full eight pages of Hildebrand glory, and your work would appear in august company.

How goes the Priddy? Hoo boy. Things are a little tense at the moment. Right now my kitchen is an open hole to the ground, everything that used to be in the kitchen is in the living room, and my cats will stop at nothing until they find a way into the kitchen to explore said hole in ground. A new semester starts in less than a week (meetings start today), and I've got four different projects on my table, each with a deadline tighter than the last.

But the real topper: in eight days I have to hitch a trailer up to a Celica and drive the lovely wife to Canada! Where she will stay for a year! Without me! Stupid sabbatical. Dumb ol' prestigous fellowship to a highly reputable university.

Not that I can really complain. Life is busy, even stressful, but it's all in the service of good things.

How's the Hildebrand?