Monsters & Dames FAQs

Monsters & Dames is ECCC's charity art book that raises money for Seattle Children's Hospital. The book itself is a full-color, 9"w x 12"h hardcover featuring original contributions from attending artists.

The theme of the book is monsters and dames (surprise!). It's very loose so that artists can have fun with it. Monster vs. Dame? A monster dame? Just the tip of the iceberg, whatever you can imagine, as long as it fits the theme monsters and dames, is fair game. You can see numerous examples of pieces in previous books on the main M&D page.

Contributions are open to anyone who has secured exhibit space (regardless of booth type or Artist Alley table) and will be appearing at ECCC.

Yes, only a couple:

1) You may only use original characters or characters you own the copyright to. NO copyrighted characters can be used in the illustration.

2) Make sure your illustration is PG-13(ish) - basically, no nudity or over-the-top gore. We are raising money for children, after all.

2.5) Okay, not a hard-and-fast restriction, but we receive numerous "girls with monster on a leash" submissions, so though that is indeed a valid "Monster & Dames," we tend to get it a lot and that increases your chances of not being chosen, just be forewarned!

Submitting a piece does not guarantee placement in the book. After all the pieces have been submitted, a committee will choose the pieces that will be published in the final book and the artist will be notified either way of the final decision.

The deadline is Tuesday November 19, 2019 (and don't forget, the piece needs to be full color!)

The Monsters & Dames pages have a finished size of 8.8" wide x 12.26" tall. You can download a ZIP file with templates/guides in PDF and PSD format below (highly recommended).

.TIF or .PDF is preferred (CMYK) at minimum 300dpi (450dpi - 600dpi is ideal). All submissions must be in full color.

You may submit your final file to Mike Negin if it is under 10MB.

If it is over 10MB, please e-mail Mike Negin using a file sending service such as YouSendIt/Hightail or DropBox, or any other file sharing service to send in files. Thank you!

No, you are not required to donate to participate in the book (and we understand that there are no originals for digital pieces), but if you do want to donate something to the charity auction for Children's Hospital, please e-mail Mike Negin.

We ask that if your piece is chosen that you do not make prints for sale during ECCC, but after that, you may make prints forever and ever (and ever).

Please e-mail Mike Negin with your questions.