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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To get an artist, you need to demonstrate that you are a writer worth working with. It is easy to claim to be a writer, harder to show that you're a good one - harder, in fact, to tell for yourself if you're good than it is for an artist to know if they are any good.

At the moment, you've not demonstrated that you're a good writer. Sorry, but that is just the case. You've not used a single capital letter in the whole post; your spelling and grammar, though certainly not nearly as bad as I have seen, leave something to be desired; and much of the post lacks punctuation.

If you want to demonstrate your skill as a writer, there are several things you could do:

1. Post a link to a comic you've already worked on. This not only demonstrates your writing ability, but also demonstrates that you have an existing audience, meaning the comic you want to start will begin with an initial audience predisposed in your favour. Of course, many writers looking for artists don't have that already.

2. Post a section of your script. A page or two of script should suffice. This shows the potential artist reading your post that you know how to write scripts, and allows them to judge for themselves not only your ability, but also whether they could work with you - some artists prefer to have detailed descriptions of what they are to draw, while others prefer to have greater creative freedom, and draw the action under their own initiative. So the amount of detail you go into in the script will let potential artists know if your approaches work well together.

3. Post a link to something else you have written, such as a short story or fanfiction, poetry, or an article. This will let the artist know if you can handle things like pacing, character development, sentence structure, etc. It's not as good as having some script to show them, but it will do something to demonstrate your ability as a writer.

4. Proof-read and check your post asking for an artist. By ensuring your post is properly punctuated, with correct spelling and grammar, you demonstrate that you know the rules of English and are capable of using it competently.

5. Develop your ideas in greater depth, and perhaps post fewer of them. What you've demonstrated so far is that you have some ideas, but when you've not even got a name for the main character, that doesn't say much about how well developed they are. An artist doesn't want to say they'll draw something, only to find there's nothing to draw yet. Plot out the story. Work out the characters. Write the first few pages of the script. Then, when you start communicating with the artist in private, over email or whatever, you can show them again why you're worth working with. Have enough of the story prepared that you can demonstrate your passion for it and inspire passion in the artist. Having the plot worked out in full, even if not in much detail, also allows the artist to see the end point, the desired destination, and gives them something to work towards, and an understanding of what you're trying to achieve.

I'll be honest. I don't think you'll find an artist from this post. But if you go and spend some time working through these issues, and then come back in a month or two or even six, having developed your ideas and improved the technical aspects of your writing, I think you will find it much easier to find an artist.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Bjork should be banned.
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