The CODEX series will feature popular folkloric themes from around the world.
The CODEX OBSCURUS will explore the topic of witches and warlocks, people of magic and mystery. We want you to
depict them based on what you imagine them to be like, and what you know about them and how they were perceived (or
so often misjudged). Maybe you know of them from your own culture, or maybe you have read about them in books or
seen them in movies.
We invite you to submit artwork that tells a story, and shows us your take on witches and warlocks. You are also
invited to write an accompanying text about your piece and your reasons for making it, or even a story, as short as
you want. Although we can’t guarantee the text will also be published, it would be interesting to see the thought
processes and stories behind the entries.
If you would like to get feedback on your process, you can do this on our
Discord server where this book and others will be discussed with other
participants and the jury. Posting here will not count as "published or seen".
Submit your work before the 31st of March 2021 (CEST).
Since the CODEX will be launched using Kickstarter, we will be producing extras for the stretch goals, such as:
bookmarks, prints, stickers and other goodies. We will also be making a separate tarot card deck using additional
artwork we will commission from selected artists, based on art style and skill level. On the submission form, you
will be asked if you would like to be considered for these extras.
Entries will be evaluated by a team of professionals from different backgrounds, and whose artistic styles vary. The
Upon the campaign’s completion, 85% of its profits will be divided among the artists whose entries are chosen to
appear in the book. Artists whose work is also selected to be featured in the campaign extras (including the tarot
cards) will be additionally compensated. Due to the shifted deadline the contracts will be sent out to the finalists
in April 2021.