Welcome to the Itchy Feet Suggestion Box!

I'm just a regular white youngish middle-class American cis dude, and so Itchy Feet is from my very limited perspective. One thing I love about travel and language learning is finding out about all the other possible, beautiful, diverse perspectives out there, and their own hilarious struggles with travel and language learning. I want this comic to celebrate those perspectives as well.

That's where you come in!

If you've always noticed something funny or interesting about traveling the world, learning new languages, living in a foreign country, or having a multicultural family, I bet it would make a good comic! So send me your ideas and together we can share them with the world.

Here's how it works (a few ground rules):
  1. All suggestions MUST be in the form of a comic sketch. Don't bother sending me a sentence ("do a comic about X" is a no go) or even a typed out script - just sketch it out! You do NOT have to be able to draw well! My sketches for comics are very rough. This is the sketch Jonathan Tolksdorf submitted to me for the first ever suggested comic (here), and it's absolutely perfect. Just keep in mind:
  2. There's no guarantee I'll make your comic. Maybe I already have a bunch of my own planned in advance. Maybe I like your suggestion, but I can't figure out how to make it really great. Maybe I hate it and burn it in a fit of passionate fury. Maybe I just don't feel like it, for no reason at all. Or maybe I do end up making it, but months later! Anything's possible. No guarantees, no promises.
  3. If I choose your comic, I will redraw it! This is so it'll fit the Itchy Feet style. In doing so, I might change the layout, the characters, the dialogue or even the joke. Sometimes it needs a little massaging. Anything can happen between sketch and final strip. 
  4. If I choose your comic, you will get credit, but that's it. I won't offer any financial compensation. But I do believe in credit where credit is due, so your name'll go on the final strip as a guest author and it'll stay there wherever the comic is reproduced (in books, on the web, etc). Be sure to tell me how you want to be credited! If you want to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Just keep in mind that by submitting, you're giving me full rights and license to use and republish and print and share your comic idea however I want, forever and ever until the universe implodes.

If that all sounds good to you, email me at the following address:

Don't forget to attach your sketch and your name as you'd like to be credited!