Gutters™, the Comics Art Illustrators Journal

Gutters and Closure closed

Hey, folks. As of January 13, 2012, I have shut down the Gutters and Closure mailing lists. If you’re looking for a place to discuss comic books, take a look at Comic Meeting Grounds.

Gutters is dedicated to comic art illustrators: comic books, comic strips, minicomics, multi-panel narratives, and any ‘etceteras’. Working artists, folks who want to be working artists, techniques, and tips.

What is a Gutter?

The ‘gutter’ is the space between panels. And that’s as good a definition of “comics illustration” as any: if it has gutters, or if you deliberately left them out, it’s probably comics. Note ‘probably’. In the end, if you sell it as comics, it’s comics, but that’s a commercial criterion, and not appropriate for this mailing list.

What is Gutters?

Gutters is a mailing list. It’s a bunch of people who want to talk about comics illustrating.

In a mailing list, e-mail messages are sent to a central computer, and that computer takes the message and sends a copy to each member. This means that, if you can use electronic mail, you can take part in a mailing list.

The first thing you have to do, though, is let the central computer know that you want to be a member. To do that, you subscribe to the mailing list.

How do I subscribe?

Visit the web page https://lists.sandiego.edu/mailman/listinfo/gutters.

What else do I need to know?

  • Take a look at the Gutters Frequently Asked Questions. You’ll get a text copy when you subscribe, but it can’t hurt to read it now.
  • Gutters is for talking about illustrating comics. It is not for talking about comics in general, nor is it for press releases.