View Full Version : Seeking Pencillers for Graphic Novel ($50+ per page)

11-03-2016, 01:53 PM
About the Project:
“Cesspool Kamikazes” is an independently-financed graphic novel slated for release in May, 2017.

About the Story:
With his Manila slum under siege, Smeck the Wharf Rat is forced to flee for his life, only to find himself in a fantastical sewer-underworld of a multilateral development bank that financed his community’s destruction. Lording over this stinking domain is Admiral Schmutzig von Schiesse, a former Nazi cockroach, who reveals the bank’s secret war criminal past and its present-day death-grip on the region. Inspired by true events, CESSPOOL KAMIKAZES is both hard-hitting parody and biting social commentary, an insider exposé into the corrupt underbelly of development banking and the severe environmental and social consequences of its sloth, arrogance and greed.

What We’re Looking For:
We are looking for three pencillers who can each take one of three volumes. Each volume is approximately 40 pages each.
Deadlines are strict but fair, (you’ll get approximately 3 months to do 40 pages), but weekly check-ins and output are a must.
We are looking for reliable artists who have the time and enthusiasm to work on this project; our deadlines were setup in preparation for a conference, so we cannot accommodate any delays.

The Main Characters:
We are open to looking at any and all styles, but the character design of the two main characters have already been established, and we need artists who can draw them recognizably. The character sheets for Smeck and Schmutzig can be seen here (http://liezlbuenaventura.com/00temp/CP-Mains.jpg).

The overall atmosphere of the book can be likened to Low (Remender, Tocchini) and Saga (Vaughan, Staples).

Paid Test Page:
We will be looking through all submitted portfolios and shortlisting 4-5 candidates to do a paid test page. Once given the script, you will have 5 days to turn over the page. If selected, you must be available to start immediately.


Payment & Terms:
We are offering $50 per page for clean pencils, but this is negotiable. A 5-page down payment will be made upon the start of the project, after which payment will be made every ten pages that are submitted and approved.
We will send payment within 48 hours of receiving completed pages. All payments will be made via Paypal.

You will be asked to sign a work-for-hire agreement.

File format:
300 DPI .TIFF files uploaded to the team Dropbox, created to spec. (We will send you the printer’s page template.)


Submission info:
Please email cesspoolkamikaze@gmail.com with the following:

-Sample sequential pages (published or unpublished are both welcome) and/or a link to your portfolio with sequential samples
-Sample anthro work, if any (pinups are okay as long as you have non-anthro sequential work as well)
-Your page rate
-Published bibliography, if any (Independent, personal projects are also welcome)

11-06-2016, 01:47 PM
Submissions are now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied. We will be contacting the shortlisted applicants shortly.

11-07-2016, 04:59 AM
Emails have been sent to the shortlisted applicants, but if you haven't heard from us, please standby. We have a few other applicants bookmarked in case our initial shortlist doesn't get back to us.