SEEKING ARTISTS: Web-Strip Satire...
My name is Glenn Barbis, and my web-site is comicsGB.com.
I have been involved in the comic industry for almost 10 years, as a retailer, publisher, and creator. Besides my own web-site, I am also affiliated with JoeQuesada.com.
A few months ago, I started a web-strip on my site that satirizes the comic industry. It is published on my own site, BorderWalker.com, and my Contest section at JoeQuesada.com...and I hope to find more outlets for it, once we are more firmly established.
So far, we have had 4 web-strips come out, and are updated every three weeks. Our next two strips are completed (or near completion) and there are at least two being worked on right now. I am in need of some artists to handle doing stories on a rotating basis. The strips range from one-panel gags to 6-9 panel stories. I have done some of the coloring & lettering, but I do have someone now that will be lettering. If you have/do your own coloring/lettering, that is fine. Full credit will be given for whatever you do.
I cannot offer any pay right now. But there is a chance that somewhere down the road, it may be used for a printed collected edition for conventions, and possibly one as soon as next April (but for charity promotion for April's Pittsburgh Comicon) or a syndication deal for publication. If/when the strip either gets picked up for a syndication run, or sold in collected editions, anyone who has contributed will get a cut dependant on their input to the series. All characters created will be either credited to you, or a co-creator credit (in the case of writer/artist collaborations), whenever said character(s) appear or are used elsewhere (as my main character Roger Henny will be used in a comic soon, as a background character).
If anyone is interested in having some fun and getting noticed, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send you details of the scripts in need of artists, deadlines, and any other information you may need.
Art samples would be appreciated. I am not looking for any particular styles. Just decent panel work, and being able to get the characters looks as close as possible, within your own style.
To view the strip, please go to The Industry Standard.
Here are some reviews from Industry pro's who have viewed the scripts and strips...
Joe Quesada: "These caricatures are so out there and off base, I couldn't imagine anyone in the comics biz being as loathsome as Roger Henny... oh wait, I take that back."
Beau Smith: "It doesn't suck like a cheap whore!"
Jimmy Palmiotti: " Just another example why no one has found the cure for the common cold
yet. Until then, enjoy this unfortunately dead-on satire of why our industry can truly suck and never grow up"
Buddy Scalera: "In another life, Barbis must have been a fly on the wall in one of the offices of an unnamed comic book publisher. And in this life, he's gonna bug those same people again!"
I'm not overly fussy with styles. All I ask is the character likenesses be decent.
And if the thought of parodying people in the industry makes you uneasy, you can always work under an alias (as my one artist ~V7~ did).
PS...#5 will be posted Saturday, Spet. 20th...but you can get a sneak peek at it HERE.