Hey! I’m hiring colorists for interior, ongoing, PAYING gigs. I need several, so I’m throwing it out to the internets.
I can’t tell you exactly what project you’d be working on, but to give you an idea of the possibilities, the announced books my production company is currently overseeing for Dynamite Entertainment are:
-TUROK: DINOSAUR HUNTER (dino fights!)
-MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER (robo fights!)
-SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM (space fights!)
-DOCTOR SPEKTOR (magic fights!)
-KINGS WATCH (Phantom fights!)
I’m willing to hire pros or rookies, provided you’re up for producing high-quality work on a monthly basis. To test your speed and skill, I’m providing you with hi-res pages to download here from KINGS WATCH, by the amazing Marc Laming from Jeff Parker’s script. I encourage you to download, color in a timely fashion, and reply to me on Twitter (I’m natecosboom) with colored samples. I will answer every reply with samples attached, and if your tryout is outstanding, we’ll correspond off-line about the next steps.
Good luck, and happy coloring!
I’m developing an all-ages property of indeterminate length. It is HUGELY ambitious and CRAZY wide in scope and subject matter. I’ve written lots of it, but I’ve reached a point where I’d like an artistic collaborator to become involved to help shape the characters and world. And before getting too deep into scripting, I’d like to know what my artistic partner’s style is, what their strengths are, what they enjoy drawing.
So I’m taking samples. You don’t have to be a veteran pro, but you must have sequential samples. I’d like to know your speed, but you won’t be expected to keep a super-fast monthly schedule. To show me samples, please respond to this tumblr post with your contact info, or reply to my twitter with a link. If you don’t have a link, I highly recommend you create a link to your work (it’s easy and pretty much mandatory for getting gigs via social media).
Money: You won’t be working for free. We’ll discuss pay, percentages, and co-ownership.
What you’d be drawing: Without getting too specific…trees, houses, cars, planets, the moon, volcanoes, every animal ever, robots, monsters, kids.
I can get more specific after checking out your samples. I’m not opposed to any artistic style at this point; really just depends on the collaboration and storytelling at this point.
Look forward to seeing your stuff!
So I have a lot of jobs. Currently, 11. Some writing, some editing, some producing.
And while I’m obsessive-compulsive when it comes to doing every lil’ nitty-gritty detail myself, I’m now at the point where I just can’t do all this stuff on my own. I need an intern.
I can’t give a full job description yet, because I don’t really know what all will be needed. I can say I need help with…
-Proofreading/editing: Could use another set of eyes on everything I’m doing
-Schedule management: Help keep me prioritized amongst the crazy deadline grind
-Creative feedback: Be a sounding board for when ideas are forming/changing.
I’m looking for someone new/young/eager to work in the comic field. The position would begin as unpaid, as I figure out how to incorporate an assistant into the workload. But as time passes and if the collaboration proves to be effective, we can (and should!) discuss pay.
Why should you be an intern, and what do you get out of it? Well…LOTS of people in the comic biz started as unpaid interns, including me. It’s one of the best ways to get your foot in the door. You hustle, do a good/fast/effective job, and then you’ll get more responsibility. With that responsibility comes invaluable work experience, referrals/recommendations for future jobs, and (most importantly) your foot in the door. It’s not always super-easy to break into comics. Yeah, you’re doing free labor, at least at the start…but my internship taught me just as much about how to make comics as the entirety of my college education. There’s nooks’n crannies you don’t know about til you’re in.
Unless you live in New York City, this will be a computer/phone job. If you live in the city, there’s the possibility of meeting once or twice a week in person. I’ll buy your coffee.
Please reply to me on Tumblr, with a description of your education, why you’d want to do this CRAZY unpaid thing, your top 7 favorite DC characters, and your favorite gum flavor (mine is strawberry Bubblicious).
My Pop…was the greatest man I knew. Hard and tough. Mean if needed, always fair, had advice for everything. I took it all, did what he said. He’d already dealt with every problem I’d ever have to handle.
I haven’t been in your situation. No one has. You’re scared and you oughta be. Scared’s not bad. Scared can fuel a fire to do good things. Or it can freeze you up. You could try to be normal, not use what you got to help people. But that doesn’t seem like you.
I won’t pick your path, Clark. It’s not my place. All I know is I’m lucky a great man raised me, and I’m lucky I raised a great man. You’ll figure this out.
So I’m not a full-time editor anymore. But Joe Caramagna asked me to edit his new book, THE FURTHER TRAVELS OF WYATT EARP, which he’s Kickstarting.
I said yes, because:
1) I love Joe (he’s REALLY cute).
2) I enjoy Joe’s writing. He’s got a fun, kinetic, bouncy quality going on in his words.
3) Scott Koblish is on art. I dig how that guy draws, and he’s putting his back into the Earp visuals.
4) It’s a WESTERN, and…
5) I really believe in the project, in the unique story Joe and Scott want to spin. It’s a romping, allllllmost true account of what the greatest lawman of his time did after the gunfights stopped. Wyatt Earp had great purpose and grand aspirations outside of what the world wanted him to be. It’s a fascinating tale of fame and identity and the struggle to become a man in full.
Joe’s just over 50% funded with only about a week to go. So please consider going here and donating a little something so we can see The Further Travels of Wyatt Earp!