I am a writer in need of an artist for (possibly) several projects. These projects were all originally conceived as feature films, short films or television shows. Primarily, my goal is to create a comic or graphic novel for each project as a proof-of-concept to pitch to producers for a live-action film. However, if that never happens, at least they can exist as a completed story in some format and I would try to get them published somehow; self-publishing is even a possibility.
I'm following Bruce Lee's advice: be like water, my friend.
Anyway, I imagine that this can be a work-for-hire situation at first. But I currently live in Beijing, so payment would have to be figured out. I do plan to move my family back to the USA sometime this year or next so this is not a permanent obstacle.
While I do not have the skills nor the talent to do the art myself, I do have some specific ideas for the visual aspects of these projects. I have experience as a director, cinematographer and editor on several shorts films so I understand the visual language used in media and can help with planning layouts, designing characters, etc. But I am also open to accepting an artist's input, even if it contradicts my original ideas. Whatever works best for the story is all I care about.
The projects that I have in mind are as follows (not necessarily in any specific order):
Project #1: Short film/one-shot type of story. Primarily, a psychological horror. Visually, I was thinking something along the lines of "The Walking Dead" or "Sin City". It would require someone with a cinematic style to their layouts and good with creating expressive characters since there is not much dialogue. Also, atmosphere is very important to create the tension because most aspects are implicit. My idea is that this would serve as kind of a test to see if I could find someone compatible to work with. I would then shop this around to see if I could get it published.
Project #2: Crime-drama. This is from a feature film screenplay I wrote specifically for Chow Yun-Fat. It was conceived to evoke his Hong Kong action films such as "The Killer." I also wanted to go with a look and feel along the lines of films from the 70's, such as "Taxi Driver". Kind of a dirty, minimalist approach, if that makes any sense. Something like Geof Darrow's art might work for this. This would be a limited series. Most likely, I would want to do the first issue then shop it around and see if any publishers would want to foot the bill to complete the series.
Project #3: Character drama with a sci-fi backdrop that takes place in China. This is from a screenplay for a feature film. Visually, I wanted to give this a clean, simple look like a painting. Maybe even using photographs for some backgrounds, since most of the story takes place outside. I was also thinking of a Cinemascope look to give it an epic feel, even though it's really a simple character drama. Artistically, maybe something like Frank Quitely, Kevin Maguire or Paul Martin Smith. Again, this would be a limited series and I would probably just do the first issue and shop it around.
Project #4: Superheroes! Sort of. A team of teenagers brought together to save the world. But, not really. It's a satire of a lot of things: comic books, politics, popular culture, etc. I grew up reading comic books, watching movies and playing video games so this will be filled with "geek culture" jokes as well. I originally conceived this as a television show and I wrote up a pilot episode and a bible that outlines a 5-season arch. I see this as an ongoing series but one that does have a finite lifespan. And I know exactly how it will end. Anyway, this could also be a 50/50 rights deal if the artist could contribute to some concepts/designs.
Project #5: Erotic fantasy/noir/sci-fi based on a treatment for a feature film. This could be fairly tame or hardcore. I prefer the hardcore route, just because I honestly think it makes it more interesting. Anyway, the story begins in ancient times (can be a fantasized version of the middle ages, for example), then carries thru to a modern noir setting and concludes in a near-future full of monsters, androids and what-not. Again, a limited series where I would want to do the first issue then see if any publishers bite.
These are just the projects that I basically have "ready-to-go" at this moment. But I do have many more then can be developed later.
If you are interested in any (or all) of these projects or just want to discuss anything, please feel free to contact me.
I'm a writer from Ohio, I've been working on a series of short stories that are all connected and there are four so far, I'm planning on there being possibly six. I'm trying to find one artist per story. It's just like a telling of the main character's life, there isn't much action or anything. I'm hoping to find someone who will do black and white work by hand, and then my plan is to collect all the work from each artist and put it all together, which is kind of why I want it to be done by hand. I'm just looking for a general artist who will do this, I'm not looking for a whole team of people I suppose.
I guess it should be noted that I have no way whatsoever to pay anyone who would want to do this. It's supposed to just be a fun thing and you'd be helping me out with something that I've wanted to do for a very long time now. But that's not to say there won't be any money in it at all. Once it is all finished and set to sell, everyone who's collaborated on this will receive their cut!
Thus far I have two artists that have expressed interest in doing this, they're both students and at least one of them said they will work on their part over summer break. This isn't time-sensitive, so I'm not going to be busting heads about this, I don't have it in me to bust heads.
Here is a link to the four stories that I have done: http://www.mediafire.com/view/gbu9ds...8om/Impure.doc
And I will update that once I have the other two finished! Either PM me or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the author of a bestselling YA book called "The N00b Warriors." I want to turn the book into a graphic novel, and am looking for an artist to team with; this is a revenue sharing (50/50) opportunity. You can see the book here. I will also email a copy to interested artist. Please email Roboscott@gmail.com if you are interested. Please do not try and sell me your services, as I can only offer revenue sharing.
Hey, I love writing and I love comic book superheroes. Ever since I was really young, I enjoyed writing stories about them. Now I'm 18 and I want to start actually making comic books, but I can't draw to save my life. So I want to start this new comic book series which will be somewhat dark and realistic. Who here would like to be an artist for my series? Email me and we can discuss how we will do this: email@example.com