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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
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    In ref. to writing/script submissions from new folk, anyone know where to find info about Avatar-owned comic properties? (e.g. Pandora (?) )

    Wiki's abit limited....

    ...I'm a sucker for rejection letters...
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      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008 edited
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
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    Looks like I better start reading Pandora.
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    So hold on. Me and Garth et al have been busting our backs trying to bring new creations to comics through Avatar... and you want to find out what work-for-hire opportunities are available?

    Are they even still publishing Pandora?
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    So I can write something for the Aeropiratica from quit city?
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    no. that is pretty clearly stated in the excerpt, plus common sense tells you that unless warren asked you, you cant write anything from his creator owned stuff.
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    sorry i was excited, so who r the characters?
    is there a list? i don t understand the link????

    or maybe i m just dumb
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
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    <strong>@VIRO</strong>

    The <strong>link is to submission guidelines</strong> for writers to submit a story featuring any Avatar Press <strong>company-owned</strong> character. They <strong>do not want</strong> stories sent to them featuring characters <strong>owned by other comic companies or any creator-owned characters</strong>.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
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    WhoaWhoaWhoa! You're telling me Avatar isn't interested in my Gravel/Harry Potter slash fiction?

    Fascists!!
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
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    <strong> @OctEgon</strong>
    <a href="http://freakangels.com/whitechapel/comments.php?DiscussionID=1215&page=1#Item_17">I have just the artist for you: </a>
    <blockquote>How about the drawings I sent to Neil Gaiman of me and him as wolf-furries spooning naked with an enclosed condom with my phone number written on?</blockquote>
    I'm sure the prophylactic accompanying the artwork is optional.

    - Z
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    Yeah, all those guidelines are ancient and we should revise. Truth be told, I've never hired a writer from blind submissions. Ever. I don't have time to read any of them any more, haven't in a long time. Sorry guys, we just aren't a place to break-in writers, we're a bit spolied with Warren, Garth, Alan, etc. ;)
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
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    @ Z

    "WhiteChapel - Bringing the Sick and the Depraved together since `07"
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    I don't plan on submitting anywhere until I feel my stuff is up to snuff, and until I've got a feel for the company, its product and the market, and a good plan on how to market said product in a way that would sell. Drat advertising, business and design for spoiling me from flying off and subbing by the seat of my pants!
    -okay, so maybe it's a good thing I'm taking my time, and trying to crank out something good... and I'd get an agent.
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    I was wondering whether Avatar pays any sort of page rate for either company-owned or creator-owned books, or if it's all back-end.
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    ... I would be happy if they paid in 24-packs of mountain dew.
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    If a writer's looking to submit their own stuff, I'd always recommend finding an artist to do a 5-10 page sample from your script. Much easier to digest, see potential in and pay attention to that way. A nice trick as well is to send your work in an envelope with a lovely spread from the comic printed on the *outside* of the envelope. It's easy to ignore/bin a bit of brown paper.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2008
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    @ Warren

    So hold on. Me and Garth et al have been busting our backs trying to bring new creations to comics through Avatar... and you want to find out what work-for-hire opportunities are available?


    err shit....sorry....bills to pay, boss...Chancellor Darling hasn't helped me any this year....


    @ William

    Ah, figured the guidelines might be dated. No worries, and thankyou.


    @ Paul


    Cheers for that...yeah I'm working on a script with an artist interested at the moment, (creator-owned thing) so hopefully that should pan out in a year or so...just trying to find regular writing work in the comics, as the short story stuff tends to be sporadic, as is my attempts to finish my first novel....
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    @Paul
    - That is a wonderful idea! I wonder how common it is?
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    I was wondering whether Avatar pays any sort of page rate for either company-owned or creator-owned books, or if it's all back-end.

    Far as I know, it's all upfront payments.
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    ... I would be happy if they paid in 24-packs of mountain dew.

    The staff gets paid in choice of caffeine, alcohol, raw meat, and... well, let's just leave it at that.

    Avatar pays page rates. More detail than that and it's a William question, and he's off to preach the word to the good people of LA at the moment.