Well, I am, of course, yet another (prospective) writer searching for an artist to turn my boring old words into pretty pictures, since I've got less grip on drawing then I do on the details of molecular chemistry/biology (i.e - none).
And uh, I do tend to ramble. See below.
I wish I had more publicly-revealable attention-grabbing possibly-hypenateed ideas at the moment, but since I'm so very jealous of my ideas (although I can't imagine who'd steal them), I'll just describe some things I'd /like/:
* Summary of your comic idea.
Oh, you know. Just your average group of friends in an average town, when suddenly ROBOTSALIENSDEATHLAZORGUNMONSTERBATTLES.
Rather, I'm hoping for a continuous story with dramatic and humorous elements. I'm a big (read: huge) fan of both science-fiction and fantasy, and love to incorporate quasi-scientific ideas into my works (like, to name one I've used - a negative energy weapon powered by a microscopic black hole, and used to both attack and perpetuate wormholes (not appearing within. maybe.)), as long as they have some scientific base (yes, it seriously did). I'm all about the aliens, monsters, magic (my own twisted variety), psychic phenomena (in a weakened wimpy way), crazy futuristic tech, and a 'present day' setting.
-People (well, hopefully)
-Funny (what an interesting pair)
-Quasi-realistic because I need an explanation for everything
-Probably complicated beyond all belief because I end up confusing things like that.
* A link to your writing sample
Well, I'll give a link to a rather old piece I did. Probably better (maybe worse) than what I can do at present, but I'm out of (or maybe in) practice right now. Exams just being over.
It's fantasy, non-scripty (non-comicy), and not quite what I want to do a comic about. Too medieval, for one. Please ignore the comments beneath it - they're with and about a friend of mine and ultimately irrelevant because I changed the wording afterwards.
More comic-relevant or any other sort of writing examples will be provided on request and probably written then too, so they'll be more telling of my ability.
* Contact information.
Please no PMs. I may be visiting this forum quite often recently (while gathering up the nerve to post this
), but I have a thing about missing PMs. That said:
Either is preferred, but e-mail means my wacky Australian time won't mess with contact hours.
* Expectation of the artist.
Adherence to my every whim! Make me a coffee!
Seriously...if the artist likes, they can help me out with the writing - things like names and appearances I'm often either too mundane or too farfetched with.
As far as schedules go...a couple times a week (two? three?) would be nice, but less or more frequent is no problem.
I'm not a particular stickler when it comes to interpreting my work. Example:
(A potential storyboard style)
Panel 1: A is kneeling on the floor.
Panel 2: B enters.
B: "Rise, sir, from this semi-recumbent posture. I find it most indecorous."
Panel 3: A stands up, cracking knuckles.
Panel 4: B alone, clutching his crotch.
That's from an old humorous collaboration that never got away. As can be seen, I'll just supply dialogue and important features, and the artist can interpret it how they like. If more or less detail is needed (or wanted), I'll supply it. This of course is a potential storyboard and can be changed to suit style or other constraints.
* Preferred drawing style.
Once again, not so picky. I'll just say that as far as drawing styles go, I like how the following comics do it:
Don't know if there's some consistent style through those, though. Highly realistic styles (too much detail?) and highly cartoony, newspaper styles (too little? :S) tend to get to me, but otherwise, I'm good.
Wow, I just go on and on. And here I am doing it again.
Thanks in advance, potentials. =P