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10-15-2002, 01:03 PM
I'm looking for short stories to practice my storytelling and craftsmanship, and also to update my portfolio. If there's anyone outhere interested, pls, don't be shy and get in touch with me by replying to this message.
Also, if you have one-shot stories or mini-series projects that you think could interest a publisher but you need an artist, I would be glad to show you my artwork and take a look at your project.
I'm a prolific professional illustrator and a storyboard artist, who wants to get away from the advertisement business to get into the comics industry. I actually know what I'm doing.
10-15-2002, 01:55 PM
Are there any specific kinds of material you want to do or don't want to do?
10-15-2002, 02:25 PM
Porno is out of the question;
Stories written under the influence of acids are also not very appealling to me ('fear and loathing in Las Vegas' kind of stuff);
That's what I wouldn't do for sure.
But I wouldn't to turn down anything else up front.
It depends more on the way the story is told. I tend to prefer a simple concept with a great plot and script. That always seems to work for me. I guess it would... :o)
10-17-2002, 12:08 AM
I have two scripts that I would love to see in pictures. They are both six pages long and were done as activities over on the Six Shooter Comix messageboard (http://www.sixshootercomix.com/phpBB2/index.php) as part of their writer's activities.
One is a war story and the other is about a man stuck in a bad job who finds an unusual inspiration to leave. Do any of these sound like the kind of thing you are interested in?
10-18-2002, 08:45 PM
I have a number of projects, but the most complete one is "Heroes In Birmingham" which has character design and some background design, and a few sample pages of a near-realistic style that I like. The main characters and the two sample pages are up on my website.
Best Friends Productions (http://www.BestFriendsProductions.com)
The status of the story is that there are 8 completed issues written with my co-author (number 9 is in progress), there's a specially prepared "introduction" story that combines parts of two issues, and there's a script for an animation pilot based on the comic book story.
I always had hoped to make enough from my day job to comission enough art to make presentations to publishers and animation producers, but it turns out my best skills are writing fiction and writing non-fiction. Thus no money.
I'm looking for a team up with one or more pencilers. If you visit my website and click on the "Heroes In Birmingham" logo, you 'll note that I always credit people who have made illustrations based on my designs.
I'm looking for artists who see the words on the page as a guideline, not a demand, and who ask me if they think I need to draw a diagram or floor plan. I do tend to write out the number of panels I think the artwork will take on a page.
Since I'm webby, I can work with someone remotely by computer.
Since I'm broke and my writing partner is also looking for work right now, the artist or artists who team up can "pick" what issue or element of the three things I mentioned above that they would prefer to draw.
10-19-2002, 10:31 AM
I thought way back. I have an ESPIONAGE-ADVENTURE story I wrote that takes place in 1976. The main character has one "out there" informant, but the rest of it is fairly historical-adventure with an emphasis on mystery and adventure.
It's written as short story (about 7500 words), but it may be the sort of thing that you're looking for. It's called, "Twice Around The Block: The Return of Mike Ashby" and it is unpublished.
We can discuss mutual posting of finished pages.
Please send me a private message or visit my website for an e-mail link.
Information About Me on my Website (http://www.BestFriendsProductions.com/rachelinfo.htm)
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