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  1.  (3416.1)
    I suggested it to my publishers as my 'dream project' - I don't think that Harper Collins are really set up to make comics, but there you go - I can dream...

    Slightly more realistically, I was thinking about writing a Creative Commons script and throwing it out there to see if anyone fancied drawing it.
  2.  (3416.2)
    While my interest is in fine art (drawing, photography, printmaking) lately I've been experimenting around with comics and will probably learn the basics at one point at least. Considering how much comics I read (and how much I draw inspiration from them for my art), it probably would be a good idea to be able to make comics, even though at this point I have no intention of breaking into that field.
    • CommentAuthorVetes
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
    I am just starting to actually write comic scripts. I'm starting small with a 12 issue series that could be highly action packed and comedic.
  3.  (3416.4)
    I've been lurking here for months, and just signed up to sheepishly throw my name into the "yes" pile.

    Side note: Hey Geoff Wessel, good to see you around!
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
    @David Gordon -- What's up, been a few minutes since we last chatted. Hit me up on Email.

    I just wanted to point out that since this thread started, I've gotten some new reading material, and it looks like I may have another project starting up now as well. So that's great. Once again, the Internet, and Warren Ellis' boards, provides as much as it asks. Awesome.

    --- Geoffrey D. Wessel
    • CommentAuthormlpeters
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
    Am making comics - -writing and drawing -- and have been for... (fuck) over a decade -- just getting published few and far between enough to stay off everyone's radar -- wish I could pretend that was intentional...

    When my BIG project is ready for publication (was going to be single issues, but I need it to make a profit, so I'm leaning towards a series of GNs) I need to do something to trigger the radar of the right people...
    • CommentAuthoralexdueben
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
    Yes. I do.

    The goal for this month was to script the idea I came up with up a little while back. Every day, just pound away at it.

    Now I've started plotting out the next one.

    Of course I also need to find an artist...

    But there are worse problems.
    • CommentAuthorPatT
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    I am working on a project that if printed would be lawyer-bait.

    It started essentially as a response comic to Ministry of Space, as in finding moments of Australian history that registered as operatic. Only, once I started my background research things became slightly well, unbelievable.

    Ladies and Gentlemen a quick note on the life and times of JOHN BATMAN:

    *Willingly traveled to Van Deimans Land (Tasmania) which at the time was a strange combination of Abu-Ghraib, Southern plantation society and Iraq's Green zone

    *Became renowned as an explorer and bounty hunter

    *Hunted down Cannibals, rapists, baby killers and a combination of all three called Monster

    *Was one of literally two men to act with any kind of human decency during Aboriginal genocide known as the Black war

    * Captured Mathew Brady (who at the time was the most wanted man in the world) and disbanded his guerrilla bush ranger army, in order to earn the freedom and right to marry the woman he loved

    * Boldly went exploring in a sailing ship called the Enterprise, and founded the city of Melbourne

    * was an absolute piss pot who died of venereal disease by age 38

    Seeing that those are just the highlights, you can see for yourself that John is the quintessential Australian hero. The only problem is the issue of publishing a comic with the word BATMAN in the title and trying not to get sued.

    If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them
    • CommentAuthorApoc
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    I think a disproportionate sample if people interested in starting a comic are writers, because it actually takes some skill to draw. Having said that, my drawings look worse than my 3 year old little brothers, so i'll shut up about that.
    I'm currently writing a web comic series along with 2 artists, all going to be full lenght things, not 3 panels an issue. Gonna start posting it up in december so we'll have about 3 issues up at the begining, as well as concept art, charecter development etc.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008 edited
    Me! Me!

    I just want to draw comics. Nothing else.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    @babymole: That kind of thing is what your brain tells you to get you to quit. I do the same thing; Every time I sit down to write, my brain says "Fachrisskes, you're going to be THIRTY-FOUR in two weeks; quit bothering those sexy youngsters at the Whitechapel, and accept your fate. You suck dick for a living, you will for all your life, quit putting on airs."

    That interior monologue is for pummeling. They can't tell I'm balding and chubby just by reading what I write.
      CommentAuthorAmanda P
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    Wow, can't believe how many of us wannabes are out there! Putting up my hand too as an amateur artist. One day I'm gonna need an amateur writer to hook up with - that and more time for drawing...
  4.  (3416.13)
    Yup, working on something. The artist is weighted down by another project he committed to, but we're wanting to ramp up what we're doing as soon as he gets that out of the way (he's working with a writer with a poor script and concept, it saddens me to see him wasted :P ). Lots of ideas, not enough time.
  5.  (3416.14)
    Yes, even you people hiding in the dark who don't usually post. Time to wave your hands in the air.

    Yeah, that's me. I've wanted to be a professional writer for as long as I've had career aspirations but a couple of years ago I got really turned onto comics and graphic novels.
    I feel a little intimidated, especially because I have no talent for drawing whatsoever.
    But I have ideas. I hope that's what counts.
  6.  (3416.15)

    Yeah - as an aspiring kinda-artist as well as maybe-writer, I´d love to make a comic or two. I´m way too uneven as an artist to support a full GN as of yet, but I´m still working on that web strip. We´ll see.

    Still into the third draft of my Great Novel, and I´ve pondered making a webcomic teaser/prequel to that. I have to put some serious work into architecture references before I can give it a shot, though. I´d say some time middle next year, unless having my first kid throws everything approaching work schedules/ethics to hell.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    Blind and Ignorant, I'm dragging two of my friends to the Small Press Expo (in Bethesda, MD) to peddle our comic book BAMN ( Were making alot of assumptions about how this works but that doesn't worry me because I really like comic books too much to not at least try.
  7.  (3416.17)
    I just finished writing the first volume of one of the eight comics I'm writing for absolutely no reason. I've convinced some friends to draw it, and create a website, and I'll see what happens from there.
    • CommentAuthorOddman
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    Well, I don't post here very often, but I'm getting over that.

    Alright. My comics are in a few different stages of production. I'm working on a six-part series that I plan to pitch to some comic publishers soon. I have plans for a completely different long-term series, but I'm taking Mr. Warren Ellis's advice with the "keep it short" guidance, and working on the smaller series first. No one is going to buy a sprawling epic from an unknown. I'm also working on a comic strip that I am going to show to my nearest metropolitan newspaper, so that could be kind of cool. I'm writing a lot of things, hoping to turn it into a career, and having quite a bit of fun while doing it. I figure, if my work is good enough, I'll get published. And I'm quite confident that my work is different and marketable, so I'm rather excited for the future.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    Finding my voice. If I have nothing urgent and fresh to say, I rather listen. Right now I'm figuring out my life and the world around me. Something personal and genuine might eventually erupt.
      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    I'm going to try and reread the thread and copy down all of the links people have given to their stuff, but if anyone wants to post links to buy their comic from (comixpress, indyplanet, wherever) I'll get around to buying the first issue of whatever you have.