04-21-2012, 10:18 AM
Totally true. In Superman, The Greatest Stories Ever told, one the best stories is a 4 pager by Frank Miller. You could easily miss out.
Originally Posted by Beastie
04-22-2012, 06:02 AM
Cool, thanks... Think it could also be the work's internet filter at play - no Youtube either...
Originally Posted by golgotha
You mean "The Legend From Earth Prime"? Haven't read that in ages... Managed to find it online, as my copy of Superman #400 is a few thousand miles away!
Although my fave from #400 was "The Exile at the Edge of Eternity!" by Steranko...!
Originally Posted by smygba
05-01-2012, 01:32 AM
Anybody thought about what to call this since we don't have the OK (yet) to use "PencilJack Anthology?"
And what's the yay's or nay's on a theme or not?
And pagecount? Make it 1-10 pages? So as to accommodate people wanting pages for their portfolios, as well as people just wanting to draw some short cool stories?
How about we ask writers to start submitting synopses for their stories for consideration? Then the best can be selected and the scripts started at least?
And/or how about anyone on PJ can pipe in and say what existing original script from any PJ writer they enjoyed? And then the best of the best (according to voting polls) will be selected to be included in said Anthology?
And we perhaps need to start setting some dates, as at the moment everything is still up in the air & there's no deadline to chase!
And copyright - it will of course reside with the creators - but should the anthology have first print rights to your story in electronic and print format for perpuity as seems to be the case with other anthologies?
05-01-2012, 01:48 AM
I'm not sure this is generating enough interest to make it a legitimate project.
05-01-2012, 01:51 AM
Last edited by alrik; 06-15-2012 at 02:28 AM.
05-03-2012, 04:50 PM
This'd be a cool idea. I'd love to get in on this as well. I don't know if it's usual to have a theme, but maybe we could have one that's not too specific, but a lot more liberating giving those participating more leg room. I'd love to see this come to fruition.
05-03-2012, 08:29 PM
I think Beastie was looking for two other guys to help run this like a committee. I said I would help out, but the longer it goes, the less time I think I'll have for it. No one else has really stepped up. The reality is everybody wants stuff, but who's willing to do the work for it? This thread has been up for six months and not a single story has been posted. I don't care if the details are nailed down or not, isn't making comics what we do? If you make a comic and it doesn't fit this anthology, make a new one. You still didn't waste your time.
All the details are in this thread. If someone wants to take it and run with it, be my guest.
05-05-2012, 05:13 AM
I'll also help - and how about the following for a theme? Super-Hero Horror...
Take Moore's Marvelman & Swampy stories, mix it with zombies, possessions, vampires, supernatural Extinction Level Events & what do you get?
Or take it down a notch & to a more personal level - why do some super-heroes go through partners and sidekicks like they're disposable flavours-of-the-week? Or just what does a speedster do in the hours/days/weeks that they are stuck in a groundhog day time-loop?
The theme is non-binding as well - you can do it if you want to, or just do your own thing...! But of course the usual caveats apply - it should be your original work & actually publishable!
Any other ideas?
I'll start up a new thread with some of my writing samples, then we'll have other people hopefully joining in! And then a group effort to choose the stories that goes ahead to the drawing pool?
And we'll keep it digital with a print on demand option!
Last edited by Chris2.0; 05-05-2012 at 05:35 AM.
05-05-2012, 06:17 AM
Re: story lengths, if you're doing print, then even page counts work best, as it allows each story to begin on a right hand page, and you have the freedom to shuffle the running order of stories without much fuss. Otherwise, you're going to have a hell of a time fitting together stories with odd page counts. If you do have to do that, you'll need a one-page filler story/pin-up for every odd length story on standby to rebalance.
So a minimum of 4 pages, then 6, 8, 10, 12. Twelve is probably the maximum you want to commit any one artist to.
05-05-2012, 09:59 AM
That and double paged spreads can really play havoc with your layout! I've had to do a few shuffles in a printed anthology before!