All comix, only in print, all styles welcome

Quarterly • Comics and Illustration • Tabloid Newspaper • Since January 2020

open call for comic strips

The Funnies needs your strips!

The Funnies is Scarfff's ALL COMIC STRIPS section. Every comic strip featured is sent to us by readers and fans from our open call. Submissions are open to everyone and entry is free. For consideration all submissions must follow the theme of an upcoming issue and fit The Funnies format:
• 4 x 13 inches (horizontal) • 300 dpi or higher • Grayscale • Fonts need to be 20pt or larger, and rasterized (hand lettering is great, too!) • Multiple submissions are cool!

The theme for the next issue is 'Superheroes' - DEADLINE June 17, 2024
The theme for issue 20 is 'Genre' - DEADLINE will be sometime in December 2024

Please send all submissions as a .tiff, .pdf, or .psd to  as well as any questions you might have.

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Get back issues here (and sometimes other stuff too)!

Missed it when it was new? Get Scarfff Comics Newspaper back issues here! And other stuff from time to time, plus, tee-shirts through our Teepublic!

Find Scarfff in stores

We’re in more than 23 stores in North America, and counting!

Retailers only pay for the cost of shipping. Please, contact us via email or Instagram DM for more details, if you're interested in receiving it in your store.

• Fantagraphics Bookstore – Seattle, WA
• Push/Pull – Seattle, WA
• Phoenix Comics and Games – Seattle, WA
• Silver Platters – Seattle, WA
• Seattle Records – Seattle, WA
• Spin Cycle Records – Seattle, WA
• Lucky’s – Vancouver, BC
• Floating World Comics – Portland, OR
• Comix Expererience – San Francisco, CA
• Silver Sprocket – San Francisco, CA
• Mission Comics & Art – San Francisco, CA

• Birdcage Comics Cafe – San Bernardino, CA
• Aloha Got Soul – Honolulu, HI
• Ash Avenue Comics and Books – Tempe, AZ
• Quimby’s – Chicago, IL
• Strange Adventures – Halifax, NS
• Desert Island – Brooklyn, NY
• Partners and Son – Philadelphia, PA
• Atomic City Comics – Philadelphia, PA
• Fat Jack’s Comicrypt – Philadelphia, PA
• Atomic Books – Baltimore, MD

each issue of scarfff costs about $3,000 to print and distribute

Can you make a donation to help us cover it?

Printing and distribution costs are constantly on the rise (the've increased by about 25% since we started making Scarfff), so we need your help more than ever! Please make a tax deductible donation today. Your pledge goes directly toward making Scarfff, keeping it free, and getting out into the world. Please, support independent comix today!

What we're all about

Quarterlyfreeall comics and art

Scarfff seeks to be an ambassador for comics as a medium by providing an entirely artist run, high quality, consistent publication, free of charge to readers and retailers, that features a diverse range of creators, styles, and perspectives.


Scarfff started when some frustrated cartoonists from Seattle and San Francisco got together and made a newspaper... A COMIX NEWSPAPER. Scarfff lets readers check out work from a range of diverse and inspired cartoonists, illustrators, and other visually creative types who might not otherwise have a venue to display their art. We're a quarterly publication where the content of each issue is created around a different theme. The cover price for Scarfff is FREE, so if you you find it in the wild IT'S ALL YOURS, BABY!