I'm looking for an artist to draw a comics adaptation of a Fantasy novel; dragons, monsters, magic, muscular heroes and huge breasted women all questing and fighting across a Fantastical landscape.
This isn't the first time I've looked, I know the score; if an artist isn't working on a paid project, then he's working on his own projects. And if he's working on his own projects, he usually doesn't see the need for a writer... since, obviously, writing an epic storyline that actually makes sense, devising vivid characters that people can empathise with and actually being able to finish, edit and present a professional manuscript aren't really "skills" are they? Nah, anyone can do that, right? Writing's just a knack, innit?
Sure, and I could just pick up a pen and scribble a comic, I mean, that's all artists do, right?
It's a very rare person who can both write and draw, and do them well; I've spent over ten years honing my writing skills, so my drawing has been greatly neglected. I need an artist who understands that the time they've spent improving their artwork is time they didn't spend learning to write.
Any artist still reading needs to be able to do the following if this project is to work out:
1) Actually read the material.
2) Enjoy it, and want to draw it.
3) Trust that I am able to convert the vast reams of existing material into a script.
4) Work from the script and enjoy doing so.
5) Reach a mutually profitable agreement to progress the work into shared wealth and fame.
The only artistic style I'd rather not see is Manga. Yes, I know it's cool, but the mainstream comics market doesn't like it.
Initially, I foresee publishing as a web-comic (for which I already have the facility), with a view to hardcopy publishing once we had a large enough body of artwork and a readership to sell it to.
Anyone still reading can find a stack of sample material and my contact details here:http://www.dekelliastravels.co.uk/
And some more material here:http://www.thenextread.com/stories/samu ... ia_travels