|05-28-2012, 08:56 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2012
Writer seeking Artist
My very first post here, so first off heys! Found this forum via a google search and thought it looked like a great place to post this and see if anyone might be interested. This is a little bit of a shameless repost ( with one or two changes) of the same post I made on the Comic Genesis forums, felt I got what I wanted to put down from it though so I hope that won't be a big problem.
Writer seeking Artist
So, I'm a writer looking to get involved in a collaboration with an artist. It would most likely be unpaid as I don't make a tonne of cash from my day job but I'd be willing to discuss a payment arrangement. I'll link an excerpt from the script below for an example of my writing style. I don't have any contacts in the industry and am very much an amateur.
The end goal would be to submit the comic to publishing houses and be hosted online in the hopes of getting the comic published. Finding an agent, getting reviews and getting out there is also on the cards. In order to reach this stage I would like to get the first chapter completed as submission material, with extras as individual publishers or agents request in their submission guidelines. Going to keep this short otherwise, so please feel free to ask any questions you might have!
The length of the project is 12 chapters, with each chapter being ~30-35 pages in length. The first chapter, which is all I'm looking to give a go firstly is 32 pages in length at second draft. If there's interest in the full finished product then further work can be put into completing more chapters. Quite happy to do a simple 50/50 split on any payment for the work and similarly, a 50/50 ownership stake on it.
Genre: Supernatural Conspiracy Action/Thriller
Brief Description: Ten years ago the Cerebral Morphes Virus spread across the United States, infecting hundreds of thousands and killing around a quarter of those who contracted the ailment. Those who survived developed paranormal psychic abilities, generally classified into several 'types'. The US government quickly reacted, creating Quarantine Zones, or QZ's, in every major city where victims could be contained and treated. Scientists continue to study the infected, struggling to find a cure but have found a way to suppress the virus. With constant, regular treatments the psychic abilities of those infected can be dampened or nullified. Many infected, referring to themselves as Psyks, are unhappy with their treatment, forming gangs and terrorist organisations to fight back and free themselves from captivity. In response to this, the Psyk Contaiment Dept (PCD) were formed to control the rebellious sects.
The story follows Cale Renfield, a 'Creator' type, able to construct physical objects with his mind; an extremely rare and powerful ability. Living in the Philadelphia QZ he has been found to be immune to the treatments, causing the P.C.D great concern. His identity is hidden, records fabricated to hide his real type and his movements watched rigidly. Still, he lives in relative peace within the QZ, despite the wretched squalor present within. He has no desire to rebel, happy enough to just be left to live his life out. This is, however, all torn apart when his identity is leaked to the terrorist organisation, Eleftheria. Overnight he finds himself locked into a fight for survival, in a world where his kind are mere animals and puppets wrapped in a conspiracy that could see the entire world change irrevocably.
This is pages 19 & 20 from the first chapter, following a scene where Cale is interrogated at gunpoint by the Philadelphia PCD head, Warren Schecter.
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I'm fairly flexible in this regard - I can either do detailed descriptions of characters, draw rough sketches ( I'm a horrible artist so they won't look too awesome. They'd need to be touched up quite abit and adapted to style. ) or leave it entirely up to the artist to design characters. However much the artist wants to be involved in this process is up to them and I'll do my best to accommodate.
Similarly, I've already drafted up the Chapter one script and would be happy to do a storyboard, or again, leave it up to the artist to interpret. In terms of the script itself I'm open to getting feedback and suggestion from the artist - if you really don't think something works that well, let me know and we can find another way around it. Similarly if you want more information on something, just let me know and I'll fill in any blanks.
Preferred Drawing Style
I imagine this one in a bit of a realistic style, with some stylised elements to it. I think I'd like fairly clean art however, with a decent amount of detail in most panels. I'm happy for the comic to be black and white. I'd consider a manga type style also. The art does need to have a fairly serious tone to it though.
The first chapter features a fair amount of blood in action scenes and several instances of F bombs and the likes being dropped. I can write out the F bombs and work around the absence of them if it really puts the artist off. Similarly the blood can be worked around, however I think to give it a gritty edge the blood is required. Although not in the first chapter, later on in the story there are scenes referencing vivisection - particularly that of the infected victims. Unfortunately it's a bit of a crux in the story, sort of a shock campaign against the treatment of Psyks by Eleftheria and probably can't be worked around. Creative angles and such can be taken to hide any gore, but bodies lying on morgue operating tables will be in there.
Thanks for reading! Again, please let me know if you have any questions or that!