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    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    I want to make comics for a living.
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    I have a 7-page comic that I wrote and is supposed to appear in a horror anthology published by Free Lunch Press. It was supposed to be published back in July, but they're [apparently] reformatting the book and that has delayed things.

    I have a few other scripts sitting here, and I've been trying to find some artists, but I had to put it on hold as of late due to the dayjob.
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    exposes himself as an aspiring comics creator. /blush

    currently trying to grow from a petri dish in my mind tv god
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008 edited
    I'm taking a creative writing workshop and a class on screenwriting to help me write gooder. I'll take a look at P&P once I have something worth working on.
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    We should hang out, then.

    My second Zudacomic is currently competing.
    Two days left to vote.
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    I do. Very much. I'd be churning them out myself if I had any talent for art. Alas, all I can do is produce strange turns of phrase and plots and ideas that require more deft than drawing stick figures.
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    Oh I want to. I have been saying that for a while now, and I'm dabbling a bit. Most of the time though I'm doing research and general doodling around when I'm not working.
    • CommentAuthorjoshdahl
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    I am working on writing comics.

    My company.

    I am looking for artists to work with and completed (or nearly completed) projects to publish. Get in touch!

    Josh Dahl
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    I de-lurked and joined up for the specific purpose of responding to this.

    Moving forward on a story-based webcomic with several other collaborators. I really do think something may eventually come of it; and not just because our artist drew a picture of me as a Steampunk Ghostbuster hitting on one of the characters we created.
    • CommentAuthorMatt Smit
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    Me. For a short while, I had a project going at Self Loathing, but that's closed up shop now. I write, but I can't draw for shit, and there seem to be more artists who write than artists who don't, so it's hard to find a partner to collaborate with. Worth the effort, though- hopefully I'll have another comic launch at the end of next month, and god knows how many scripts I've got lying around, just waiting for an artist. I also tend to do a lot of debate and discussion of comics- most notably here and here. Although since then, I've become a little less convinced that realism is the Holy Grail of comics and a little more convinced that a sense of wonder is.

    Anyway, I'm going to keep talking and keep writing until someone takes notice, because I can't think of anything I'd rather do as a career.
    • CommentAuthorKeffy
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    I want to make comics, but I have been focused on writing prose lately. I understand the requirements for breaking into SF/F markets far better than I understand how to break into comics. (I also think I need to do more reading in the medium before I can pretend that I understand what I'm doing.)

    Thanks for the link, Warren.

    -Keffy Kehrli
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    I want to make comics. I've written them before, but usually my ideas disappear off into the noodly realm of Development Nowhere.

    I really need an artist as enthusiastic as me who I can put together ideas with. If I had any artistic skill whatsoever I wouldn't be having these problems.
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    Putting together scripts for three different series/strips, so I've got stuff in the bank to show to an artist (or alternatively, lots to draw once I figure out how to make proper use of a more...ahem...simplified style). Sticking with the 22pp, 2-3 issue arc format, since it's a nice structure to hang and rhythmically reminds me of a TV script.

    As for publishing, a variation on the Freakangels format makes sense to me - 6 pages a week to build interest/show work, collect periodically (Glenn Moane mentioned the print-on-demand option). I dunno, we'll see how it plays out. Finding an artist seems to be the most logical first step now, so I'll check the links above.

    Question for Artists: When you're looking for scripts to take on, what in the "want ad" would pique your interest (other than "cash up front")? Subject matter, script sample...?

    In the meantime, short fiction is up at Threat Quality Press.
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    I just started serializing my first graphic novel online.

    And I'm working on the script of my second graphic novel.
    So, yeah, comic books are one of the ways I want to tell stories.
    • CommentAuthorMLambros
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    I have about 3 notebooks full of half written scripts, various notes and ideas. I've just never brought it all together.
    • CommentAuthorWiseEyes
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    I've recently begun writing comics. Well... recently seriously begun writing comics. I've had a few ideas and the first one I ever worked on was going to be a pulp noir story about a monkey detective with my brother doing the art. He didn't like my scripting style, so it went on indefinite hiatus. We then worked on a philosophy comic, Awakening, that I recently completed the script to, it still needs a lot of editing, and gave it to him. He responded that he'll work on it when he feels inspired to, so I'm not expecting to see much. This was very frustrating after spending three months writing and rewriting the script trying to please him with it (it was his idea).

    So I've now begun 1.5 comics. I've restarted the monkey detective story, The Jungle, with my fiance doing the art this time. I'm also working on writing a story for a sort of thriller/slasher comic idea I had a very long time ago. A friend of mine is interested in doing the art for it, but is presently busy. So, instead of writing a conventional script, I'm trying to write it out as short fiction-short novel and then adapt it into a script whenever she's got the time for it. Comics are the longest thing I've ever written and I find it invigorating. Especially this story I'm trying to write. I've got a shot at having something finally break 1k words.

    I was planning on self-publishing all of these and maybe soliciting donations from friends, family and whoever gets interested in it.
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    The specialness of a first post somewhere...

    I desperately wish to write for comics. I have now had four artists who draw about 4-6 panels for the scripts I have before buggering out. I decided the next one that crosses my path, I am giving money to.
    • CommentAuthornilskidoo
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008 edited
    I don't make comix, comix make me. I unabashedly love comics. Even the silly super-hero stuff. I hate the pretentious fucks whose only addictions they will publicly acknowledge are the socially acceptable BIG names. Chris Ware. Adrian Tomine. Neil. Alan. Warren. I have a complete run of Rom:Spaceknight and far, far worse in my backstock.
    That said,
    I am under contract with a small new publisher that seems increasingly flaky. This has me not worried but frustrated. Frustrated as this was the fruit of my one and only submission attempt; and not worried as I have already been hit with two separate offers, either of which would be in direct violation of said contract. The nice persons at this company I would not care to let down, but the ones I have unknowingly intimidated are another story. More and moreso as time goes by.
    After a life of comic book fan daze, I thank god I am finally in a position to bitch about my publisher.
    • CommentAuthoredenbee
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008 edited
    I want to make comics! I write and illustrate, though I've been focusing mostly on the latter of late.

    I've made a short one so far, as part of a small Toronto collective brought together by Ty Templeton.

    NSFW!! The Three Kinds of Sex
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
    i'm on PnP a bit more than here.

    i'm working on..scratch that...i am writing several scripts these days. a couple of 6 pagers and possibly a 3 part mini series.

    no time for love, dr jones.

    back to work with me.