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Post by bluefooted » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:37 pm

Alright, here goes:

I was thinking it might be time to start another comic project. This time I'm going to try to be ambitious and force myself to finish it. The problem is... I am neither a writer (of dialogue or plot), nor am I a comic layout expert/designer (i.e., dealing with speech bubbles and frames). So, what I'm asking of you is, would anyone be interested in taking on these (immense) responsibilities?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

To help me create a collaborative comic with Nightcrawler as the lead. The person responsible for writing would be totally in charge of the story and all dialogue as it appears on the pages. So you would have complete control over what happens, mood, rating etc. - all that fun stuff. The layout person would be responsible for creating/organizing panels and speech bubbles, etc. (I know, this job sounds kind of crappy :( but maybe some people find this fun) I just don't have access to a program that allows me to quickly and easily do these things, myself. So this could be the same person as the writer.

As far as the comic goes, I'm thinking it should be relatively short (really, really hard to keep things short) so we might have some chance of finishing it and (maybe) submitting to X-Day by Jan. I'm going to be coloring in a different style, as well - using watercolors rather than Photoshop, so this may influence the type of story that we'd want to tell. We can discuss more in detail if anyone's interested.

I'm going to be kind of picky about collaborators because, well, this will be a huge time commitment on my part and I'd like us to come up with a really nice product at the end. Working on the 'Not so Lame' comic was definitely an interesting experience and very time-consuming. It helped me realize just how much I relied on my collaborator to do her job - and she did wonderful, professional-quality work :love I was lost without her...

Who knows, maybe this won't work out, but it would be kind of neat to try it and see what we can come up with. It would be a chance to also work creatively with a group and a good learning experience.

I also thought we could maybe get 3 or 4 different groups going, each making their own comics and posting them as we go along. It would be really neato-keano if all the creative people on 'Scrawlers could come forth and be creative together.

Anyone interested? Did I scare you off? Let me know what you think and we'll discuss...

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Post by Nightcrawlis » Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:19 am

This could be quite interesting to do, I'd be a writer since I really suck at anything else.
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Post by Saint Kurt » Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:12 am

This has very little to do with your request except that the way you draw Kurt - the one of him saying goodbye to Margali and the one of him practicing with Amanda - is pretty close to exactly how I imagine him looking in my story Even Angels have Scars. I'm not sure how you describe it, but to me it's a slightly scruffier less refined version his adult self. He's a teenager, he's a circus performer, he's a mutant, he lives with a bunch of gypsies and somehow without knowing and possibly even without reading the story, you capture it perfectly.

I've always wanted to ask you for illustrations but have been afraid to for some odd reason. But perhaps a trade could be arranged? Maybe in return for a short story that could be turned into a comic?

I'm a student too so I don't have time while the semester is in swing, but during the breaks I'm sure I'll want something creative to make up for all that memorization during the year.

I'm not sure what kind of story you had in mind but it could be anything from a re-telling of one of the Angels stories, to a new story in that world with some of those characters, or perhaps we could collaborate on some totally new idea. A year ago I was very new to writing, but it's become a great creative outlet for me so I'm game to try new things.

You can send me an email if you want to talk about this some more: bohemian_junkie@mac.com

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Post by Lauren » Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:46 pm

Yay collaborations!:D I think it would be fun to work on a comic wif other people!
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Post by RavEnigma » Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:50 pm

I wouldn't mind. I'm a writer, not a drawer, though, unless you're talking sprites or something.
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Post by bluefooted » Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:13 pm

Oooh, look at all the potential victims *evil grin*

Like I said, this is going to take some thinking on my part, but hopefully it will end up being a fun experience. I forgot to say that any other artists who would like to do something like this, please add a reply - it would be cool if we could get some other groups hooked up.

Zam: Actually, I'm kinda embarrassed :blush ... but I already did an illustration for your story, I just didn't ask permission and didn't post it. Can you forgive me :oops: It's just something I do when I'm reading, you know... for personal enjoyment. Since we don't have u2u anymore, it just seemed like too much trouble to bother you with it. I'm evil, I know... I'll send it to you, if you want.

I might be pretty silent until Tuesday - I've got a manuscript that needs to get done... or else, so I might not be replying much until after it's finished. That doesn't mean I'm not paying attention, though!

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Post by NachtcGleiskette » Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:39 pm

dont send it, post it! we all wanna see!!

And blue, I may be interested in collaborations....though I can't promise anything. I'm taking a 22 credit courseload next semester, directing a play, AND working on my senior project....so lets see...

But maybe I'll come up with something over winter break..;)
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Post by taekwondodo » Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:41 am

Gotta say it sounds like an extremely interesting and entertaining proposition, but I somehow doubt my description heavy, dialogue light writing style would translate well to a comic format. *sigh*

Hope you manage to get something put together that works out for you, though. I've really missed your first comic and I'd love to see another one.

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Post by Maelstrom » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:52 pm

I'd be willing to do layout as well as writing, but, alas, I haven't a graphics program.... So it'd just be writing, editing, plotting, and all those fine points. But considering the amount of writing talent you already have lined up for this, looks like I need to stand in line. ;)
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Post by Rowena » Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:45 pm

I'd be really interested in writing dialogue! I'm a huge fan of your artwork and I loved the Kuroro comic you were working on!

If you want, I could write something short and send it to you so you can see if it's the kind of thing you're looking for. The semester is winding down now, so I should have plenty of time to write really soon.

I'd love to see your illustration for Zam's story too!!! :D
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Post by Rowena » Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:17 pm

Hi, Bluefooted!

I wrote a brief script-like story, and I'd really like to send it to you so you can look it over and see if it's the kind of thing you're looking for. It's a murder mystery that Kurt has to solve and it's in two parts. Is there a way I can contact you so I can send the draft directly to you? The U2U here isn't working.

If you want to get in contact with me, my e-mail address is chrestomanci1701@yahoo.com.

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Post by Crawler » Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:09 pm

Bluefooted, please email me. I have a myriad of questions for you about your art and such. :D

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I will also throw my hat in the ring and offer to at least letter this comic, if you get it going.
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Post by ElfSpam » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:49 pm

Hi Bluefooted! I don't know if you need any more offers for scripts, but I've written a dialogue between Kurt and Logan about... AZAZEL!!!! :o
I know, everybody hates this topic, but this expands upon what the Draco arc should've covered: Kurt's emotional response to discovering his father is Satan (sort of).
So, if you're interested even a smidgeon, feel free to email me at A_Jones165@hotmail.com
And please, keep up the awesome artwork! I'm a big fan! :)
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Post by DoomInABox » Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:21 pm

Man, I would LOVE to do this for you, blue ... but I don't have a whole lot of time to write scripts ...

Though as weird as it sounds, I do like lettering and bubbling and whatnot, and I'm getting pretty good at it. I am lacking in spiffy fonts, but I use some fairly decent programs.

Not to indulge in self-promotion, but here's a semi-decent sample of my lettering capability.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/12867939/

anyway, you can email me at dark_elfchild@hotmail.com
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Post by Kaileighblue » Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:46 am

If you're still looking I'll bite. I'm working on Two comics, myself (doing all of it) and I can never seem to have enough stuff to do.

Kinda the opposite of others eh?

I can't do the lettering currently because I lack programs to do so (until I get a new cd drive and load photoshop)

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