I'm currently looking for an artist for a comic I've been working on for quite a while. Warning: close-minded people beware, this is a furry comic about a gay couple.
The comic is called White Picket Fence. It focuses on a gay couple, Connell and Liam, who adopt Bernard, a young boy from Germany. It explores things such like social issues about homosexuality including couples, adoption, and living life in general, as well as parenting, social interaction, and some nerdy subjects like computers and video games. The comic itself is humor-based with underlying messages, usually delivered with a sappy ending or a joke.
The three main characters are Connell, a tall, skinny grey wolf who's grumpy and introverted, Liam, a muscular white lion who's cheerful and personable, and finally Bernard, a young brown bear cub from Germany. Here's a sample script, one of the first comics in the second story arc.
Connell and Liam are sitting in two small office chairs in a rather large office, in front of the desk of a disgruntled looking fox-type case worker. Connell is leaning back in the chair, one leg on the other's knee, his left arm hanging limply at his side, the other tapping his shoe. Liam is leaning forward, his hands clasped together and on his knees.
The case worker is rifling some loose papers together on his desk.
WORKER: "Now, please understand that couples of your...type...aren't our ideal candidates."
The worker is reaching into his coat pocket, taking out a pen. Liam looks a bit puzzled while Connell looks indifferent.
WORKER: "Therefore, it's standard procedure to ask a few extra questions during the interview."
LIAM: "Uh, okay, I guess that's fine."
The worker is adjusting his glasses and holding the papers closer to his face, the pen in his fingers. Liam looks even more concerned, and Connell is now glaring at the worker, who doesn't notice.
WORKER: "Do either of you indulge in mind altering substances on a regular basis?"
Connell is leaning to the side, whispering to Liam, who has leaned back in his chair and is looking rather angry, his hands on his thighs. The worker is scribbling something on the papers, still oblivious to their glaring.
WORKER: "Have either of you ever been convicted of assault, sexual or otherwise?"
CONNELL: "Can I? Please?"
LIAM: "If he asks about our sex lives, go ahead."
I'd expect my artist to be decently skilled; good understanding of anatomy (absolutely essential with these kind of characters), experience with varying body types, and ability to take their own license with some things. I will provide detailed character descriptions, and will work closely with them to perfect designs on main characters, but secondary characters, such as the case worker shown in the script above, can be left entirely up to them if they so desire.
For art style, my ideal type is a manga-style cartoonish setting. The best example of this is http://langlang.comicgenesis.com/
. However, I am not picky. Most styles of art found in webcomics would be perfectly fine, except for 3d or super-realistic. My preference for color is also flexible. Full color would be best, grey-shade coloring is fine as well.
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