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    I have to sheepishly put my hand up and say yes, I want to write comics and have done for a long while.

    At the moment mostly what I'm doing is prose writing and it's being much kinder to me.


    Will
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    @ jaredrourke: Could be worse, you could have been #262. Now I know how Dante feels...

    Very impressive though. 262 responses in a day's time. Now if we assume that 15% are people posting multiple times, that gives us roughly 219 people in a 24 hour period who are aspiring creators... Guess Peter David was right (I think it was him, correct me if wrong), you don't have fans in this industry, only people who want your job. Well, count me in.

    I have published a couple of books, like Desert Rose and Disposable Graffiti. The website is being remodeled, but these links still work for now. I also put out a "retailer edition" of the first issue of a book called Super. We had to cancel the orders (which were fantastic, all things considered) due to a tragic flaw in my judgment (picked the wrong colorist to work with) and now we're holding back until the whole series is finished and we can just do it as one big book.

    Other than that, I'm very slowly getting around to a Zuda submission and another for companies like Image and Dark Horse.
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    @sarianlives-- The Prophecy is awesome, as is the Dictionary of Angels. I miss my copy-- left it back in the States. would love to see a comic based on that stuff.
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      CommentAuthorliamshiels
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008 edited
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    Yup. I want to make comics.

    I have ideas in my head that want to come out in comic form.

    I'd prefer it if they came out in a form that was slightly more profitable though (e.g, comic out in patent application form).

    I am, as always, a writer looking for an artists.

    And a muse. That'd help too.

    (shameless plug to up hits, liamshiels.wordpress.com)
    • CommentAuthorAdam C
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    I want to make comics, but not as a main source of income. Im not trying to become the next big thing, or even not trying to become the next big thing. Im not doing much of anything but assaulting notebooks with pens and words. Words that no one will likely read but me. And when I do try to do something, it ususally ends up being butchered by a subpar artist who talks a good game, or just changes things around as they think it should be.

    Maybe my writing just sucks.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    I want to make comics. I'm going to see how many millions I can make using Comic Life.
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    I want to make comics.
    I can draw ok but not consistently or well enough to maintain a good comic.
    Some many ideas or the first 10 pages of a script - but I realise that I don't know anyone who could/would draw the thing.
    I posted on a few forums, but those things are full of people asking for the same collaborative help to no avail.
    I have considered going to London Art colleges and posting signs for COMIC Fans/Artists wanted for team up, but it takes a lot of confidence to do this with a stranger.
    The shitty thing is that for all my many friends none of them really cares/understands comics or reading literature etc. I know this sounds weird but it's true. None of my friends really read much, and if they do it ain't the same stuff I do and even if they did-which they don't- they don't draw or wouldn't want to create a comic. Following??
    I really respect creators because I have learnt it takes balls to dedicate yourself to a project, with no guarantees of success, just really believing in your vision.
    Additional: I find it hard to consider sending off script/ ideas to people I don't know, because they might just think me a weirdo, or if by some miracle I sent them something half-decent, they would just pinch my idea. And who am I gonna send them to?
    Again, I know this sounds like I'm being a pussy or not really commited to it, but it is just the things I think about attempting to write professionally.
    • CommentAuthoracturi913
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    I'm certainly in the group who'd like to write comics. I tried my hand at a photographic webcomic for a bit, but that annoyed me because I'd spend five seconds writing and four hours not writing to put it up. Plus, I have poor visual instincts, so it never looked half as good as it wanted to.

    I've tried a few collaborations. Haven't had one work out, yet. So my current goal is prose, and hopefully see enough success in that to convince an artist or two to draw some things.

    Still, doing better at being a writer in the sense of actually writing than I've done in years.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    I'll be honest, it scares the bejeezus out of me that I'm about to post this but I have about 3 stories kicking around in my head right now and I think that a comic format would be good for 2 of them and one of them could be split into 2 parts that would converge into a single climax, which I think could be a good use of the "form a band" concept previously mentioned. I have 2 problems, 1 - I can't draw squat, I mean my visual art skills look at monkeys flinging poo at a canvas with jealousy, I just don't have any talent at drawing and I can't overcome that. 2- I don't seem to have the time to flesh these ideas out, which I can overcome if I would just sit down and actually spend some time outlining and completing these stories. I have no experience as a writer and have no idea what I'm doing and am scared shitless, about what I have no idea, but something terrifies me about being creative.
    • CommentAuthorWiseEyes
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    @LBA - take my advice as a bad writer, when it comes to writing, just write. Write a story, maybe not the one you originally intended to. Look at it and work to make it better. If you don't like it, write another story. Just keep writing and you'll get good stories as well as bad ones. Make sure to get lots of constructive criticism to see where to improve your stories. Also, reading others' stories helps to expand your ideas and influence.

    In the end, just write.
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    Will stop lurking long enough to post on this.

    About seven years ago I did a photocopied mini comic series that I wrote and mostly drew at the rate of ten pages a month for fifteen months. I did another couple of one-shots and from all that garnered a spot in a low-run print anthology, added a short story with an artist who went on to work at TPop to an online anthology and flamed out about six attempts at getting any other projects off the ground. I'd love to write one story a year for the rest of my life in comics form.

    Since then I've played with the idea of radio dramas, short video and audio combinations. I need the collaborative input to make it better. Just haven't had the time to find the 'right' person.
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      CommentAuthorbabymole
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    I'll put my hand up and say 'Me too!'

    Currently twelve pages into a thing that I'm trying to get my massively lazy sister to draw, for what will hopefully by December be a webcomic. But did I mention she's lazy?

    My wife gave me permission to live my dream and write comics. Having recently kicked nasty habits, I think she thinks the writing will keep my mind off it. For the first time in my life, I'm serious about something: Have three seriously good ideas spewing into notebooks.

    I hit 30 in just over a month, and as serious as I am, I keep thinking 'Is it too late?'
    • CommentAuthorAlexa_D
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    Have a bunch of ideas and scraps of paper floating around, but I'm actively writing one graphic novel and one miniseries, as well as doing some research for an ongoing.

    Can't draw for shit though, so right now I'm just trying to get these scripts in a good enough state to show to some artists I know. (One has already expressed interest in the mini, so that's where most of my energies are going at the moment).
    • CommentAuthoryo-yo
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008 edited
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    I'm in the process of writing and drawing one. I'm currently doing it as a web comic, with the hope that at some point I'll be able to do a print version. I'm able to get about 2 pages a week finished. Here is the web site if you're interested in reading it.
    http://johnbooth.typepad.com/fieldsedge/misadventures_of_a_comic_fan/index.html
    It's currently published free on the web. 6 pages have been posted so far, but there are about 30 more pages completed and ready to be posted. 2 pages get posted per week.
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    Providing I ever get going and do it I am intending to write a web comic and have an artist lined up for it.
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    Been working on a comic with an artist from South America. Gearing up to send it off to publishers this month.
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    Waves from his small cave..

    Currently working on a comic, need to get a working scanner but have the first 20 -30 pages scripted and illustrated..
    The poorly attached linky thing is something of a test peice I did a few years ago but life got betwix me and my end goal
    ....

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      CommentAuthorGreggN
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008 edited
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    I'm an aspiring writer/cartoonist. Right now I'm working on a fun pirate comic, which I'll try to get some small publishers interested in before I throw in the towel and go web-only.

    I have a flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/gregg_arious/

    There's stuff I draw, mixed in with the photos of my rats.
    • CommentAuthornilskidoo
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    @babymole- 30 was the deciding point for me in a lot of ways. to quote the great poet/philosopher, Michael Jordan-

    'Just do it!"
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    I'd like to write comics eventually. I was thinking I could ask my friend to do the artsy bits.