For over a year now I've been sitting on a script for a graphic novel that I aim to get published. I have the means of doing so (I've got an inside connection), but I haven't been able to do it because I NEED TO FIND AN ARTIST!
Sure, I'm theoretically capable of doing all the art myself, but I simply don't have the time to do it. I've recently been looking to find a talented artist who can do all the art for me, and then it occurred to me that Newgrounds is a perfect place to look.
The Art Portal is LOADED with extremely talented artists, and I'm hoping that at least a few of them would be willing to do the art for a (approx.) 100 page graphic novel.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED:
In addition to the thrill of having your name on a published work of art, being sold in stores all across the country, you'll be making money!
Probably not enough that it'll make you fabulously wealthy (in fact, that's extremely unlikely), but it'll still be a good chunk of cash.
As an artist, I know how much hard work it will take to draw/ink/color this whole thing. That's why I fully intend to get the artist every cent they deserve.
For every copy that's sold, I'm gonna get a certain percent of the profit (the publisher gets the rest of it, of course).
I will, in turn, split an equal percent of my take with the artist.
Plus, with the depth of the characters/story, there will be the potential for sequels!
WHAT YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO:
--Draw very well, realistically AND cartoony. It's a superhero/supervillain comic, so I'm going to want someone who can draw superheroes really well. At the same time, it's a comedy, and I want the artist to be able to draw cartoons fairly well. If this sounds confusing, don't worry; I have samples of the art style I'm looking for. I've already designed the characters and what I want things to look like so don't worry about that.
--Digitally Ink and Color. This is very important. I want this to look professional, obviously, some I need someone who can ink it and color it professionally, in either photoshop or illustrator.
I'll of course help with the art in any way I can, (like doing the storyboards and maybe some pencil drawings, maybe helping with inking and coloring, y'know whatever).
HOW THIS IS GONNA GO DOWN:
--First, an artist (maybe you!) is gonna let me know they're interested.
--I'm going to ask for some samples of their work (which I might be able to see right on Newgrounds).
--If I like it, I'll send you samples of the characters in the comic, and we'll see how you do at drawing/coloring them.
--Once I've selected you as the winning artist, I'll send you the script and ask that you fully create the first 5 pages. (This is the publisher's process now, not mine)
--I'll send the full script and your 5 pages off to the publisher, and if they give it the green light.
--We will have 6 to 9 MONTHS to finish all the art and get the whole thing done and finalized.
--Money and Fame
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED:
-- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Send me a private message here on Newgrounds.
(I guess I'd prefer the email though)
Thanks, and I hope to get a lot of offers from all the talented artists on Newgrounds. I'm confident this is the place to find one.