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Liefeld at Goodwill.

When I go to Goodwill, I often look around for Comic Books. I am no collector but sometimes you can find some real weird stuff, especially stuff I have never heard of. Such is the case with Vogue.


From her ComicVine page:

Nikola Voganova was forced to leave a pampered life in Russia at the age of 13 when she witnessed her father being killed by Alexander Stroika of the KGB. She was already at that time a world-class gymnast. At age 18 she was accepted into the Bloodpool program and shortly before her twentieth birthday she became a member of Youngblood.

Some time after having established herself in Youngblood, Vogue started an international cosmetics corporation, Vogue Cosmetics, using her fame to spearhead the launch.

Vogue eventually returned to Russia where she met her mother and brother, who had become a part of the Redblood program, and got her revenge on Alexander Stroika.

After the death of Riptide and the discontinuation of Youngblood, Vogue returned home to Russia

Vogue Cosmetics? Sure, I’d buy that. Oh, and she’s also a famous supermodel.

But truly, she had me at the cover baring the name “Rob Liefeld”. Though the famed artist and co-founder of image gets a lot of criticism for his unrealistic and over-the-top-kind-of deformed artwork, I am still fond of him. I grew up in the nineties and his work on Marvel’s X-Force, and later Youngblood, is part of my tweenage years. So, of course, I had to pick it up. Too bad the inside is a different artist. it is still very Liefeld-ish though and the dialogue is also very much on the nose. It’s kinda funny.

So yeah, there, I said it. I DO enjoy Rob Liefeld’s artwork and if I see more of his books in a bargain bin, I might, just MIGHT buy them, for cheap, at Goodwill… maybe.

Here are a couple pics for you to enjoy,




Tangled in the web

I am real frustrated today.

In my efforts to find an artist to pencil and ink an 8 pages story I’ve written, I posted a thread on Digitalwebbing.com under PAID jobs. But it did not post. The next day I contacted the webmaster but no answer. I tried posting again yesterday and it still did not work. Contacted the webmaster again and waiting for an answer.

This morning I decided to post the job on Elance.com. I got a couple answers right away but then the job was taken down (RAAGH!). I contacted them to figure out what the problem is and I am waiting for an answer. I am SOO waiting. WTF Internet?!?!

Do you have any similar experiences? Any advice?

While I wait, here is the job post,



-Seeking Artist for 8 pages Fantasy/ Action Comedy ($60 per page, negotiable)

Hello Everyone,

My name is Nico. I am a Comic Book writer. I am currently looking for an artist to draw an 8-pages story.

I am looking for someone to produce both pencils and inks, $60 per page (negotiable depending on the quality of the art) and a cover.  I will be lettering the final artwork. You will send invoices and get payment through Paypal. You will receive payment for one page as a deposit upon signing the contract and the rest of the money once you turn in the final files to me as 300dpi TIF files. If you have a different payment set up in mind, I am flexible. There is no specific deadline but I would like the work to be completed no later than August 1st. I will retain ownership of the property but you can do with the final artwork as you please, of course.

The ideal candidate will have experience creating sequential artwork.  I am looking for an artist with integrity, strong work ethic, and with whom I can have an honest back and forth about the work.

The 8-pages story is an Action/ Fantasy Comedy about KING ARTHUR reincarnated as an amnesiac hobo (in the spirit of The Dude from the Big Lebowski) who is forced to retrieve Excalibur from the stone by his mortal enemy and Rich CEO MORDRED. In the end, Magical Hitman MERLIN saves him and takes him back to Avalon.  It’s over-the-top comedic madness.

A bit about me. You can see some of my work at http://activecomics.com/ I got a couple stories published by 8th Wonder Press but I am not yet able to share them on my site since it has to be one year since the book publication for me to be able to do so.

If interested, please send me an email with links to your work and page rate to nizambard@yahoo.fr

Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions and to request a copy of the script.

Thank you for reading,

Looking for an artist?

Last Monday, for the first time ever in the history of the world, I posted an add online asking for a ComicBook Artist. I just did a quick google search and ended up on Zwol.org

It seemed like a nice place with a bunch of posts similar to the one I was planning on creating. I took the jump and oh boy, I was not expecting such a great response. I am actually still receiving emails from artists sharing their portfolios and desired page rates with me. It’s great and it’s also a lot more work than I was expecting. What type of Art is best suited for the story I want to tell? And for how much? You know, because I am not made of money.

So yeah, I am right in the middle of all that and doing lots of triage and follow up questions. You can see my post right here.


Zwol is zwell.

Later that day, I was cleaning my bookmarks, getting rid of unused and useless ones when I stumbled onto this. Turns out I had already found and bookmarked a list of the best places to go to in order to find an artist/ collaborator. Funny enough, Zwol is not listed there.

I’ll let you guys know what happens with this new adventure, maybe next week, IF I have picked someone yet.


Library Pile 03/29/13

Not much news this week. I am rewriting my 8-pager about King Arthur so that it is real tight once I have an artist. I am currently trying to find someone local but I may end up working with someone I find on a forum or Deviant Art. I don’t really know what will happen. It is both exciting and scary. I am a bit apprehensive because of the not-so-great experiences I had in the past with people not returning emails and disappearing AFTER I wrote a story (or three) specifically for them. I just don’t want anything like that to happen again.

Until I get more news on that front, I wish to share my Library pile with you guys because, well, it’s been a while.

Here it is:


I think it will take me a wee bit to work my way through that one.

And NO, I am not a Scientologist.

Onto next time,


Artist Wanted.

I have been looking for another artist to work with for a little while now. and by little while , I mean MONTHS!

It’s not that I don’t want to work with Nick anymore, I love working with Nick. I just wish I could work with somebody else, get a different experience and write something different for a different style. I also simply have the time to work with several artists since writing takes nearly as long as drawing does.

I got in touch with people I met at Starbucks, emailed people I have met online and even met people through common friends. It seems that I always hit a brick wall though. Some never answer my initial email, like it’s hard to say NO or something. Others just stop communicating along the way, they stop answering emails, etc…. they are basically some fucking slackers and I fucking hate it.

Anyway, I figured that this time I’d put a flyer at the Art Institute near my work. I have yet to get any emails…I am actually thinking of going the Craigslist route.

What do you think of my flyer?





As much as I like doing the Photoshop thing for the Activist and such, I have to face the fact that it will not help me get published. Most professionals I have talked to agree, it is NOT publishable.

The thing is I want to get published, and in order to do that I need a seriously talented artist with whom to collaborate. I need someone publishable.

Can you help me find the ONE? Are you IT?

If you are, we would do short- shorts ( 3 pagers), pitches, and submit our work to Dark Horse and especially Image. I also know a couple freelance editors we can talk to.

Though I am open to work with anyone, I would prefer someone Portland-based. Not just so that we can meet face to face, but because I would love to tell pdx-based stories.

Important fact: I can’t afford to pay you the hundred of $$$ you so rightfully deserve but I can buy you lunch and coffee. Plus you get my eternal gratitude which is priceless.

If interested, check out some of my work below. You can contact me by email: nizambard@yahoo.fr

The Activist