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  1.  (1372.21)
    For colorists at Avatar, it's definitely not back-end.... or I'd be walking funny after every , um, 'paycheck'.

    Set page rates for coloring, and they pay rather quickly too. I usually get my checks in under two weeks after invoicing.
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    Mark Seifert

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


    oh sweet jesus, man. You just described my dreamjob. Time to spend less time chatting , more time creating art.
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    oh sweet jesus, man. You just described my dreamjob. Time to spend less time chatting , more time creating art.

    Can't beat making comics for a living. I highly recommend it.
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    @Mark Seifert - Which again, means, getting off my arse, getting to work, and putting into action various plans. I am curious as to whether or not I'd need a different agent for arts and comicy things than for writing things...technically I might not 'need' an agent, but I'd feel better with one! They seem helpful, and useful. Rather like editors.
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    It always seemed to me that Avatar only accepted creator-owned books from established veterans. I'm working on a submission right now that I think Warren and Garth would love. Problem is my name means squat in the industry. Do I have a chance?
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    @Rootfireember

    I'm really not sure, having never seen things from the editor's end. I imagine very few people do it, but it's very easy to do well. Just take the text off an A4 spread and make space for an address and stamp, buy a plain white A4 envelope, feed it through your printer as if it were a standard piece of paper, and voilĂ . Include a piece of cardboard in the envelope to keep it stiff and bend-free too.
    Regarding an agent, I've always regarded them as more hassle than anything else.
    • CommentAuthorgarcummins
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
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    I dont think Avatar is the place for budding writers at the moment. Like the man said, they have some of the top names in the biz throwing stuff at them left right and centre. Self publish or pimp your wares at Image/IDW etc
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    @garcummins: Yep. Thats pretty much what people are telling me in the "AVATAR = COMIC ORGASM!" thread. I don't see what they have to lose, but I'll accept it. I know that 90% percent of creators suck balls.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
     (1372.29)
    <blockquote>I don't see what they have to lose</blockquote>
    Time. Time is money.

    <blockquote>but I'll accept it. </blockquote>
    No, apparently you won't, but you should. If you spent this much time and energy networking and reaching out to people in the industry for support you might have more success. Venting is one thing, but you <strong>are</strong> in someone else's house right now. Comments like:
    <blockquote>I know that 90% percent of creators suck balls.</blockquote>
    -- are not necessarily helpful or appropriate means of expressing frustration.

    A lot of us are creators, artists and writers ourselves. Were you implying the remaining 10% were all here on this forum, or that some of us fit into that 90%? For that matter, how many of us?

    These are rhetorical questions. Just think about them before you post again, alright? We're here to be supportive, you have the attention of some very bright, very successful, very <strong>busy</strong> people here.

    Make the best use of it you can.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008 edited
     (1372.30)
    I think we're just repeating stuff now, this thread has served its purpose and clarified the Avatar submission issue, so lets leave it at that.
  8.  (1372.31)
    Look, I apologize to all the people that may be offended by what I said. I cherish Whitechapel greatly. Everybody here seems cool. I'm just a little upset. Z, you are right, I may have gotten a bit too candid with that last post. They should take the part about submissions off the website though, cause as Warren says I certainly got "the wrong end of the stick".

    "If you spent this much time and energy networking and reaching out to people in the industry for support you might have more success." How do you suggest I do that?
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
     (1372.32)
    Do what you're doing right now man!

    Hang out, be cool, share an opinion, but accept that everyone started somewhere- and it usually wasn't at the top.

    - Z