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I have a story I've been pondering turning into a graphic novel. I'm looking to see if anyone would be willing to work with me on it. The artist style I'm looking for is closer to Sandman than anything else and is pretty far away from manga style.

Anyone interested?

Currently, I'm thinking a one-shot project.

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lithera
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Do you have a specific arc of Sandman in mind when you say that? There were lots of artists on Sandman who had some pretty distinctly different styles.
gaaneden
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
What I mean is a more realistic style of people rather than a bubbly cartoon style.
lithera
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Ah!

Okay. I was like, "Dave McKean...? Or maybe Jill Thompson....?"
gaaneden
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Actually, I'm not a big fan of Dave McKean's work.
fetishnun
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
I'll talk to my friend Boe. See if he's interested.
gaaneden
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Is Boe local?
fetishnun
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
very.

gaaneden
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Cool.
fetishnun
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
I sent him a message if he's cool I'll introduce you guys.

mscjec
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
I know i am not local, but I 'do' comics art. Been a passion. Owned a comic book store, Fine Arts Major - Communications Major (Radio/TV production - cinematography), English Minor.... Studied Eisner and Kirby and Denny O'Neil for layouts - Byrne was a good lay-out artist, too. It's all about the frames. I understand Perez's structure - but it is TOO structured (Watchmen is a little too structured, too) I like o'Neil's desire to break out of frame.

Anywho - this is a link to some character drawings. (Somewhere I have some digitizied whole pages but not online yet.)

http://pics.livejournal.com/mscjec/gallery/000070yp

-Mike


gaaneden
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Your house picture shows me a lot. The comic idea I have in mind would need a lot of background drawn. Plus, and I know this expensive and no one likes it, but I want to have the comic primarily in black and white with the magic or magic items show in color. Do you have any color comic images?
mscjec
Feb. 6th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Color: no. Never had the money to even think about color printing - and I had print-shop owners for friends! Interesting idea there - black and white with only the color being magic....is that a theme?

mscjec
Feb. 6th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
...oh, and btw: I have worked in color loads of times - screen-printing, acrylics, oils, etc. - just never did a comic page with color.
gaaneden
Feb. 6th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should sent you the story and you can let me know what you think of it as a basis for a comic.
mscjec
Feb. 6th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
I will gladly read it through. Full NDA, of course.

As to 'something else', you could use a different medium on a magical effect. Jack Kirby used to cut out photos of things for really odd techie stuff happening. Maybe if you use charcoal/pencil-only/letraset patterns. Though all that is not as good as color. I'll think on that. There's got to be something...
gaaneden
Feb. 6th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
It is a theme but I'm aware money is a big factor in that.

I suspect that something else could be used to visually represent things that the protagonist of the story can sense are magical.
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