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u/cardboardshark · 5 pointsr/ComicBookCollabs

Hey dude. Graduate high school first, generate a portfolio of scripts, and pay artists up front to illustrate your work, otherwise nothing will ever, ever happen.

I work on an anthology dedicating to helping first-time creators get their first published experience, and we pay artist and writers a small rate. We get 100+ pitches a year, and sift out the best 20 to develop. Think about your pitches in that context - could it stand out against 100 competitors? Is it as concise, unique, and emotionally compelling as it could be? We regularly have artists turn down a paid opportunity because they're not interested in a script, so you need to have something that is really, really good to convince an artist to work for free.

I recommend Save The Cat and Jim Zub's Pitch Tutorials as good places to learn more of the craft. I do wish you the best and hope to you see submit something in a few years.

u/MeltedChi · 2 pointsr/ComicBookCollabs

That's great to hear -- I'm really glad it's helping out.

I also find his "How to Draw" and "How to Render" books hugely valuable, as well.

u/ComicBookNerd · 1 pointr/ComicBookCollabs

Not an artist, but I work with both designers and computers on a daily basis. Computers are a tricky thing to recommend (especially in regards to specs) because it all comes down what they personally do with it and what they enjoy.

That being said, for this sort of thing you would be correct, go with a Mac. More specifically, I would recommend a Macbook Pro. Mac's are, of course, a bit pricey but if you do some savvy shopping you can get a refurbished or used one for cheaper.

Software, you really can't beat the Adobe collection. Photoshop and Illustrator being the main ones. I believe Adobe offers a subscription based model for people that don't want to buy the full version outright.

Beyond that, you could look into a drawing tablet, like a Wacom Bamboo Pad. I have an old one myself, but I haven't done much with it/don't know much about that area in general.

u/MattmanBegins · 1 pointr/ComicBookCollabs

Hey, all! I'm Matthew Summo, former writer for Double Take on the bestselling comic entitled "Dedication" (For sale [here] ( )

I'm always open and available to collaborating with artists! Looking to start a kickstarter soon as well!

Please feel free to reach out to me here or on Twitter


u/1984x1984 · 1 pointr/ComicBookCollabs

I was curious to see your script, but the two links you provided are the same. They both pointed to your prose

If you're learning how to script, I recommend checking out this book:

I found it really helpful!

u/RunningYolk · 6 pointsr/ComicBookCollabs

Awesome web resource is Jim Zub's blog. He covers tons of topics. Very honest and helpful.

There are a lot of great book resources you should check out too, but they tend to go more into the process of making a story. More about the craft and less about the process.
Scott McCloud's Books, "Understanding Comics" and "Making Comics".
Bendis's book, Words for Pictures

u/bernardobri · 4 pointsr/ComicBookCollabs

I'm not a pro, but I have been learning the past months how to letter.

Rather than correct the page, this is how I'd do it in a quick fashion. Probably there's a few mistakes in mine's but it gets the ideas across. (Mostly my balloon tails are very basic but hey, this is a two minute mock-up...)

Now, my corrections would be: Your text alignment needs to be more rounded in order to make the balloon shapes almost like circles.The balloons also shouldn't cover important art on each panel as much as possible. The text inside every balloon needs space to "breathe".

My recommendations would be:

Illustrator is pretty much the de-facto tool for lettering, so get used to learn it. Try Lynda or online tutorials and learn all the basics & intermediate lessons about Illustrator.

Check out Nate Piekos (Blambot) tips on the most basic lettering mistakes and the "rules" of comic book grammar.

Check out Scott McCloud's intro tutorials to Lettering

Also, Jim Campbell has a whole PDF text on the basics of lettering.

And get this book by Comicraft to get more info on the subject

Hope it helps you.

u/InkArcadeComics · 1 pointr/ComicBookCollabs

The single best resource I've found for comic writing is Denny O'Neil's
dc comics guide to writing.

Personally, I set objectives and let the organically come out over a set number of pages. Example: I need to add A, B, and C over the next 22 pages. This gives you enough wiggle room to make changes along the way.

I host the Comic Book Creator Podcast that you can check out for more tips.

u/lordsenneian · 2 pointsr/ComicBookCollabs

First and foremost; write a script. Without a script you've got nothing. Let people read the script. Listen to what they have to say. If they can't visualize or understand any parts of it, then neither will the artist who will eventually draw it hopefully and neither will your audience, the readers. If you get defensive about criticism then just stop now, because you're going to hear it at some point unless you only let your mother read it.

Next rewrite it. I think it was Hemingway that said the first draft of everything is shit.

Find an artist. Listen to the artist's points. If your artist says you need more action. Put more action. If your artist comes up with a cool way to reduce 4 pages into one cool layout, let them. Don't let your script be your baby. Comics are a collaborative art.

Maybe before you start writing you should learn about comics. Read some. Definitely read Scott Adams Understanding Comics and Making Comics

Also read some really great comics like;
Frank Miller's the Dark Knight Returns,
Alan Moore's Watchmen,
Kurt Busiek's Kingdom Come,
Garth Ennis's Preacher,
Jeph Loeb's the Long Halloween,
These will let you know what come before, but also what's possible to do with the format.

u/leoyoung1 · 2 pointsr/ComicBookCollabs

First thing first, buy and read Alexis Van Hurkman's Color Correction Handbook.

Then buy and calibrate a colour monitor and use something like a Blackmagic Design microconverter to drive the monitor.

Do all of the exercizes in the handbook and then find some footage to download and correct. Then get some jobs and work for 10 years. You might be a colourist by then.

u/ApproBAT · 1 pointr/ComicBookCollabs
u/helveticaWriter · 2 pointsr/ComicBookCollabs

Hi Vlad,

I'm a writer of horror short stories. I've written a series of shorts that are in the comedy-horror vein, which I think your and Brezgun's styles would compliment greatly. However, I've never written a comic script, (although I've read hundreds of comics!). Any suggestions? Is script writing something I could tackle myself? Do you know of a good script writer?

Here are links to a couple of my Kindle self-published stories:

Trailer Park From Hell

Life's a Bitch. A Werebitch.