Comic Book Illustration
I'm looking for someone who is willing and able to illustrate my dystopian comic book and bring it to life. We'd go in stages, though: first, you'd show me your take on my character, then the world, and so on, until we mutually agree to go forward with the entire trade paperback (if it goes that far).
I have the story written. I have a storyboard sketched up. However, I am only able to draw stick-figures, so my storyboards consist of little stick-figures having their adventures, and drawing the names of emotions on their faces to indicate their facial expressions! As you can imagine, that leaves something lacking.
What I'm specifically requesting is that you (prospective illustrator) look at a character description I've written up and show me your version of my character. I'm looking for a realistic style (more akin to late 90s' DC comics than manga). It's a serious storyline, with dystopian themes, and plenty of death and grit, so cartoony styles probably won't work for it.
Basically, I will give you a brief background of the world, so that you have a general idea what kind of environment these characters will live and breathe in, and then let you have at the description. Within whatever period of time we've agreed upon, you'd show me your work. If it's what I'm going for, we'd theoretically move to showing a page from the story, then you could show me your techniques with backgrounds and action, coloring and ink, and eventually, if we form a relationship and can agree on terms, you would illustrate my work. I understand that it's potentially a huge amount of time and effort to put forth in a project, and I intend to actually go forward with publishing the work. You would receive whatever we agree upon in trade (be it a service I might be able to offer you or Simbi credits at an appropriate rate) AND you would receive credit as illustrator when I publish.
So what do you think? Ready to take a risk and show me what you've got? I'm looking forward to it!
tl;dr: I pay you 25 Simbi credits to show me your gritty and realistic version of my character description. Then, if we like each other and the work, we might do even more, eventually culminating in a finished and published trade paperback.