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    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
    I am writting a comic.
    I had hoped to illustrate it myself, but reality sets in fast! ;-)
    I am a writer, not a pencilor.

    A friend of mine is going to illustrate it for me as we both vent our artistic interests while living lives that would otherwise stifle it!

    I recently posted a request for help on putting it online and received a great deal of good advice. I chose the simple (and free!) option of creating a webcomicsnation account. When I get the first few pages up I'll post the link and let you guys disect it, for what its worth!
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    me as well. i love this place. we are all individuals but mostly on the same plane of thought. amazing. Thank you MR. ELLIS.
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    I'm not only wanting, but also needing to inmerse in the comic book industry.

    Soon, my first incursion, at (or, I'm still not sure, but STAY TUNNED!!)

    Just wish I'd be a better artist. Judge me at and
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    I'm a writer looking for a bigger market. Having seen those first few pages of my stories complete and magical in fully-done artwork, I. Want. More.
  4.  (3416.5)
    I have a lifetime of half completed comic projects. I love drawing, but I've got a short attention span.
    ..wrote cuz me ellis called me out as the luirking-ass POS I be.
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    Illustrating comic books has been a passionate dream of mine, which I've been actively chasing since I was 13 years old. For a while it looked like I was going to make it. After graduating my High School of The Girard Academic Music Program(which had no visual art classes whatsoever) I found myself studying the fine arts at Community College of Philadelphia(A damn good school as far as community colleges go). There, I put my great X-men rip-off idea on the back burner(until I mastered the craft, I told my self.) worked at a Comic Book store for 5 years, which allowed me free convention access. Then, around 2001, I got some stuff published in a local zine, which paid very little. Was hired to Illustrate a 24 page faux "childrens" book(which never saw print). Then I got an even better idea for a comic book, which I've been stewing over for far to long. I have more than enough pages to fill a book, but I need to finish the thing. Unfortunately, for some reason, I find I don't have the drive to do so that I used to. Everyone with whom I used to collaborate, doesn't seem serious about doing anything anymore. I lack something, but I don't know what it is or where to find it.
    2 years back, I had a letter see print twice in Spider-Girl(Once told Ron Frenz I wanted his job. He gave me lots of great advice) and one in Thunderbolts 101 or 102. And a letter printed in Wizard, who basically responded by citing South Philly native Nick Barucci as "hope" that a kid from Philly can make it into comics. Haven't been to a convention in 2 years, due to lack of funds. Looked like I was just about to make it into the realm of penciling late in 2006, when IDW expressed interest in using me for a Beast Wars comic book. Unfortunately, Hasbro coorporate types promptly stopped them from doing so. Citing "We have a blockbuster movie on the horizon, therefor wer only want people who work in our toy design studios working on our books. Depressing
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008
    I'm trying very hard to make comics. I write and draw. Sometimes I work with other people. I have a couple of viable projects in the works, but so far nothing has made print. Still, I'm trying... looks like a lot of other people are too.
    • CommentAuthormattulmen
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008
    I'm in for wanting to though only the writing end of it. I cannot even draw stick people so the art would have to be done by someone else. but yeah if I could nail down a thought I wouldn't mind giving it a go.
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008
    I've been writing comic scripts for the last ten years or so and have tried like an insane bastard to gather together an artist or two in order to bring them to life. . . Each attempt has met with bitter failure. Like any collaborative art (like film making or forming a band) trying to find a proper match can be a bitch's whore.

    I've submitted ideas to everyone from Avatar to Marvel's short lived EPIC line, and found similar results. I also write just about every other form possible; I'm a freelance sportswriter here in Texas, I've written several screenplays and created more than a few plays for the stage, stumbled through novel treatments and churned out enough poetry to choke a large pachyderm .

    I've worked my way into the place all writers say one must be in order to claim themselves as such; I'm putting food on the table for the family through my words. Thanks to writers like Warren, Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman and their inspiring works I'm going to keep typing out pages and dreaming of that blessed day.

    you know the one,
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008

    Hey just call it "Enterprise". that should keep DC/Warner off your back.
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    I do.
    Not at the moment though, but soon.
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    i'd love to write for comics, and even have a few scripts that i wrote for shits and giggles. regretfully don't know anyone that draws though.
    • CommentAuthorjarod
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008 edited
    Not me. Been there, done that, have the unsold issues. I'll never be able to thank the artist who I worked with for the opportunity, because it was a wonderful experience, but in the end, I'd rather consume comics and produce code.
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    New member, I have several stories that would be better served in the graphic format.
    Getting an artist is the hardest part of beginning.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008
    Thread's a bit redundant. I mean, aren't we all here, gathered at the aromatic feet of the Master Storyteller?
    So, in short ; fuck, yes. I have a full-on space opera, among other things. Any mecha artists out there, you contact me. Do it now.
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008
    @ Nygaard: Thanks! The main reason I did it in English was because it was for a course in Canada. But if I am so lucky as to publish someday I'd probably do it in English anyway, because it's still such a touchy subject in Norway.
    • CommentAuthorsaoki
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008
    I've been trying and wanting to do comics for a while. So far I've written a couple of scripts but the artists I pick tend to never deliver any pages (life gets easily in the way of unpaid comics you should draw for your friends). I guess I should work harder on my art and draw them myself, and I'm actually working on a script that I believe I could draw, but so far it's nowhere near completion.

    Also, I think it's of note that I'm Brazilian and that there's almost no market for national comics around here. We still hang around anime conventions and sell them anyway, but it's hard to convince someone that Brazilian comics might not suck.
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    this is where i come out of hiding to say:

    i do. i do.
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008 edited
    I want to make comics.
    I'm working on the first issue of one I wrote based in Neverland after Pan defeats Hook. It starts as a murder mystery and builds up to a great war from there.

    Also, I found these myspace blogs from Optimum Wound Comics:
    Artists Looking for Writers
    Writers Looking for Artists
    And they even have a quick review blog of FreakAngels here, which I had posted once before.

    And thanks for the site, Warren. I'm about to join it.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2008
    *throws hat into the ring*

    i've been wanting to make comics for years. so many written comic scripts just waiting for an artist. till i find one, i'll keep writing :)

    but it does the heart good to see so many people who love comics and want to make their own. comics are in trouble my ass.