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Applications must be submitted by: Monday, July 15th of 2019


Project description:

Immigrant Voices: A Graphic Novel Anthology* will document and amplify the first person stories of 12 immigrants and refugees. These individuals live across the United States, in cities including Fargo, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Milwaukee, and are students, doctors, engineers, and artists. This project will detail their lives in their home countries and their reasons for leaving, document their journey to the US, and highlight their goals for the future.

Artwork must be proportional to 6 x 9 inches (6.5 x 9.5 inches with .125 bleeds all around). TIF format. CMYK or Black & White.




Immigrant Voices will be published by Green Card Voices and distributed nationally.


Process description:

We are seeking 12 artists to illustrate these storyteller’s narratives; artists will work one-on-one with storytellers to ensure that their stories are being told in a way that accurately and authentically expresses their voices and experiences.

All interior art must be completed by March 2020, so that a fall 2020 publication date can be met.


To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, website link, and work samples to Jessie Lee-Bauder at by July 15, 2019.


About the publisher, Green Card Voices:

Green Card Voices is a Minneapolis-based, nonprofit publisher that records and shares first person narratives of America’s immigrants. Our dynamic, multimedia materials feature over 400 first person stories of individuals originally from over 120 countries who now reside in 7 states. Over one and a half a million people have experienced our content through exhibits, events, books, and curriculum.

Tom Kaczynski of Uncivilized Books will serve as a comics co-editor. Uncivilized Books is a publisher of award winning comics and graphic novels. Uncivilized Books will provide expertise in comics editing and logistics.


*This project is made possible in part by the Marbrook Foundation.

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