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02-26-2004, 12:21 AM
I have just completed the profiles for about seven superheroes and nine super villians along with an origin story for each of them. So I plan on writing up three comic book projects and will be looking for an artist to draw the characters for me.
A friend of mine told me that the format that is used for comic books is very different from those used for a book. If so, in what fashion?
How should I go about looking for an artist?
If I get an offer to get the comics published would I need the artist permission to use the characters that he drew for me in able to get the deal, even though they had been paid for their services already?
I know its a lot of questions, but any help you would offer me would be most appreciated.
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02-26-2004, 05:41 AM
Usually the only way to get artists is to give them a tub of money, I think your getting a bit ahead of yourself.
02-26-2004, 07:56 PM
I just want to have all of my bases covered if you know what I mean! I understand what you mean though. I just like to be prepared for what might happen down the road.
Thanks for your help though
02-26-2004, 08:00 PM
Basically here and digital webbing are the best places to look for artists from what I heard. I'm not sure how to explain the comic book script format, but Vendetta does.
You should really learn that before you look through anything else.
02-26-2004, 08:47 PM
I really appreciate your help!
02-27-2004, 03:12 AM
Conan73 PMed me and I PMed him the info... just an FYI that I didn't ignore this thread :D
02-27-2004, 10:18 PM
I would like to thank vendetta for his help with my problem and foxmerquise8 for recommending that I ask him for help.
Thank you both for your time and patience with a newbie
02-29-2004, 12:42 PM
That is what we are here for, sir. It's about helping each other to acheive that elusive comic book career dream. One day we'll all sit at the club and laugh about this over a bottle of Dom
02-29-2004, 01:26 PM
If you look upward in the maze of sticky threads, you'll see some link threads that will probably help you with your script format question and writing for comics in general.
03-04-2004, 03:11 AM
dude, i'm interested in taking one of your story's in a school project. I was thinking maybe you are interested for this 2. I hope i get some responce....
I don't understand the "I won't work for free" attitude. Isn't working and getting something done important enough, especially for those of us who really can't say "this is the list of projects I've completed."
I mean sure I'd like to pull down eighty to a hundred thousand a year and do nothing but draw all day. I don't believe that will ever happen until were ready to share our talents and pool our resourses. If your really wanting in this business then your working on a book right now. Even if you have to do everything yourself. By God I'd love to have a decent script to work from because my writing is crap. On the upside though my art work is twice as good as crap.
03-11-2004, 11:55 PM
Bolt if you want to see a sample of my writing just visit my posting on the writers desk under the name: Something new for the firing squad and Something new for the firing squad part two.
They are still just rough drafts but you can get a feel for the how I write. Though I am still learning ( it never ends!)
would welcome any crits you might give me
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