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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    Feed me, and I'll attempt to write anything you like. But the days of living on air, love and taxpayer money is past me.

    The existence of a market for any art based on the norwegian language is dependent on artificial life support. Foolishly, I fell in love with a genre with no such life support installed. Sometimes, I think I should have given in and found someone talented I could bully into illustrating a comics script instead. More comics are always somewhere, one day, just over the horion at the end of the rainbow, when I have the time. Maybe, when I step into the unaccustomed light of that bright, perfect day, I should try doing it in English, to avoid having to pretend to be Indie or Volkish.
    • CommentAuthorbriantm
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    Yup. I want to.

    Writing some Future Shocks to send to 2000AD and a short OGN I'll try to find an artist for once its done.
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    @Linn - I like those pages. Why would you prefer publishing in english? Looks like something that would be popular here. Got a publisher yet? If not, start looking - I doubt you'll have trouble finding one.
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      CommentAuthorlordmitz
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    there's lots of neat stuff i've not seen here before, keep making comics guys n' gals. creator owned is the way to go!

    i myself am still making comics, the latest of which - plan B - can be found at: goonpatrol.com.
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    I'm a couple of months away from publishing my first graphic novel LONELY MONSTERS. It started as a periodical but only had 1 issue come out before deciding to switch to a series of gn's instead (which gave me the luxury of re-working first 24 pages and removing a few glitches).

    I'm lucky enough to be involved with a great gallery in Melbourne, 696, who will be publishing the book.

    A daily pic and occassional updates for Lonely Monsters and other things can be found at www.lonelymonsters.blogspot.com

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    me...! if only to see my "german expressionism(/continental "impressionism")" style put to... good use...?

    cheers...
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      CommentAuthorbabyacid
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008 edited
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    Writing the odd script here and there for a local group of comic creating enthusiasts over at http://comicwrx.5.forumer.com/ in sunny South Africa. Have ideas and scripts but no artists. Which is annoying since i really liked the comic creating band concept.

    So far my only writing to see print was as a role playing module for a local Con.
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    for about six years now me and a friends from College have ben working on the backstory/history/bible of a comic set during the seocnd great war in heaven...
    Basicaly we watched THE PROPHECY once too often and started to analyse the Gustav Davison Dictionary Of Angels too thoroughly, and we are creating a mythos around the many different hierarchies of heavenly and Angelic Lore as realistically and correctly as we could... While still maintaining an original idea... whihc we have! YAY us.

    It's pretty massive.. and we are starting work on actually writing the script for it in the next few months...
    I am writing and my friend is doing all prliminary artwork... we also have a fantastic artist from poland interested in helping us out... he has a really unique pulpy style, that is just awesome:

    http://www.vladder.deviantart.com

    It is called at present: CRIMSON TWILIGHT or AURA.
    We don't really know...

    Also have a bunch of three page fuiture shock scripts that i am trying to get drawn up, as submissions to 2000ad...
    Any artists gladly get in touch.. i need artzombies.
    ummm...
    artzombies.
    SLx
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    Wow, there certainly are a lot of people trying to break into comics. That's awesome.

    I'm also working on a submission for FutureQuake - met one of the publishers at a comic convention, and he said they accepted scripts without art, and sourced artists for you. This has always been my problem - I know loads of artists, but none who want to draw comics. Those that do want to draw comics want to draw David Shrigley-esque stuff, which is not what I'm after. I want to find the next D'Israeli or Rufus Dayglo.

    Have a script which is currently being written to submit to TV, perhaps it might make a good comic instead... Im certainly half convinced its too batshit for TV.

    Plus I have an artist friend called Leemo, who is working on a comic for my site Weaponizer. It's whimsical and silly, but his drawing is getting better and better. My girlfriend Eilidh is learning to ink, by helping with this project. When that goes live, Whitechapel will know all about it. After that, I'm going to throw down the gauntlet to Leemo and see if he can draw something more strict and complex. He's aready done some illustrations for book of poems I've got coming up with Chemical Poets, which look totally awesome.

    So yeah, I wants to write the comics. It doesn't come naturally though. I don't think I'll be ready with something mindblowing for a few years, if ever, and by then I may have had to get a real job. Comics inspire me, they have taught me everything I know... I'll keep dreaming and I'll keep reading.

    @ everyone: Have bookmarked all your links, will leave comments where poss. You lot are inspiring too.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    I'd love to make comics. I'd love to do anything other than what I do for a living. I just don't have the inspiration or the skill. As I mentioned in another thread, I got 8 pages published in Inkling years ago (8 pages shrunk onto 1 Inkling A5 page) but I can't see anyone being interested in my appalling art, and when it comes to plot or characters, my mind is an uncarved block.
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    I'm one. In fact, two other people on here who don't post...ever...and whose usernames I don't know (I've never actually asked, hmph), are self-publishing an anthology comic for November, then hopefully doing a full comic story, an issue 0 if you will, for around January/February time next year. We also have another idea, which now we have an artist (who, seriously, is amazing. He could easily get himself a career in comics right now, but he wants to continue his Fine Art degree at Aberystwyth...which is why it's taken us this long, as having to find time and such) we think we will be pitching to Image (I like their stance on creator owned work, and they are fairly easy to submit to).

    So yes! Ramble over, myself and my housemates ar aspiring comics writers, with a couple of artists working with us who I do not believe are on this board.
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    Oh, and I suppose it would be wise to name the anthology so you can keep an eye out or us, at your local store and/or the Leeds Comic Fest in November, where apparently we are giving C B Cebulski a comic, as heexpressed a desire to read it (as it is coming out of Wales, and not much in the way of comics comes out of here I guess) to my colleague who went to San Diego Con (can you tell we're hella excited about this prospect lol).

    Anyway, for the moment, and I believe this title will stick, it is called Atomic Dreams. Please support new creators and buy buy buy. Ta muchly
    • CommentAuthordej
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    Currently working on a project that will have you, Mr. Ellis, puking lung-juice through your nostrils. Every one else will call it cute.

    For almost a decade now, I've been collaborating with artists to create comics. My biggest success so far was securing grant funding for Avant Garde comics, a short lived college newspaper syndication service that paid up-and-comers for high quality, innovative comics. I once pitched a Shadowrun comic to Whiz Kids, and taught comic script writing in my home town.

    I'm always looking to collaborate with artists, but I find that most of them either bail half way through a project or that they prefer pay over collaboration. I consider my scripts valuable, something that no one else can contribute, and I write with the intent to prove it. My typical rate is one page of script for one page of art. You can imagine that I don't find many people who like the price.

    But if you're an artist out there who recognizes the value of creating content with a collaborative group and want to make the comics version of a garage band, I encourage you to e-mail me at dej_llaws at yahoo dot com.
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      CommentAuthorSt.Wanger
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    Totally would love to see an artist draw one of the stories that are in my mind ...
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      CommentAuthorbabyacid
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008 edited
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    I personally don't mind artists looking to break into the comics industry using my scripts to promote their art. Hell, at least my writing is getting out there is some form or another. I know a fairly decent artist who routinely draws panels from a script I wrote a year or two ago to add to his portfolio. Better than collecting dust.
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    Currently making comics - horror webcomics, to be precise, at Split Lip.

    Just had my first pro sale, too - a Cthulhu short to Boom.

    Next step: build on those and get some more work into print (not just online).
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    This is what I get for not having access to the internet for two days. Post #257.

    So, yeah. I'm currently putting together an anthology book, with all of the stories written by myself. Three stories in my hands, another three in production. I have lucked out in having amazing co-creators on all of these stories.

    Also, I'm putting together a pitch of another series. Finished a script for it last night, one more script to finish before I send it off.

    Oh, and both of these are of an adult nature, and will probably actually never feature my real name on them. But who knows.

    I also actively letter comics and design logos and books for others, something that actually pays money. Not a full time job, but every little bit helps. You can see my samples at http://www.jaredrourke.com if you're so inclined.

    -J
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    Aye.

    Of course, according to Warren's definition of a writer being someone who's "getting up in the morning and fucking writing", I'm failing miserably right now. Spending way to much time thinking about writing, and hardly any time actually doing it.

    But yes, writing comics is definitely a goal. Writing anything, really, but particularly comics.
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    I finally stopped lurking PnP and made my first post there the night before this thread went up...it feels good when coincidences look like a sign.

    I draw and write...I had submission pages ready but scrapped them. I decided that even I probably wouldn't buy the book after having spent some time away from it in search of a new colorist (the only part of my skills that are far from pro-level).

    I'm trying the online collaboration thing again...it is bizarre and interesting to draw a stranger's script!
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008 edited
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    I've had a few stories published in what could be described as - at best- semi-pro venues.

    Nothing that anyone here would recognise.

    I'm hoping to do a lot more writing over the next few months.