Tag Archives: Artwork

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.


Through the desert and back for more.

After completing both submissions last week, it’s hard not to feel a little empty, a little depressed. After all, I pretty much worked on my Top Cow submission for 5 months straight on a daily basis. That has to leave a mark, an empty space, a hole to be filled… but with what?

Our 8th Wonder Press project was only 2 pages so, well, it did not take as much time…

Thankfully. I have an ongoing go-to writing project that I was working on before the Talent Hunt. It is my go-to writing Scrivener project, a world I know I can go back to anytime and have fun writing and discovering as I move forward into my first pass at it.

Still, I have to figure out what’s next. What project can I add to my writing portfolio? Well, here it is.

I have a pretty cool 8 pages story that I am currently reworking and I need an artist to draw it. Once completed, I will put it in the hands of the editors at the September Rose City Comic Con so that they remember me. I make it a yearly habit so that they get used to seeing my (handsome) face.

All I need now is an artist. If you are interested or know someone interested in working on a Comic Book involving King Arthur reincarnated as a hobo, send me a link to your portfolio and your desired page rate.


Published 2.0


Time to celebrate.

8th Wonder Press accepted our proposal for their 2015 Comicbook Anthology. We are getting published for the second time!
This year, the challenge was to tell a story in only 2 pages. Nick and I whipped up a hell of a proposal that included a pitch, a script, and a rough layout with lettering. Needless to say, most of the hard work is already done (“at least on my side of things”, I said like a jerk).

Nick will produce the final Black and White Artwork and I will refine my lettering job and Voila! We just have to finish by March 15th which, incidentally, is also the deadline for the Top Cow Talent Hunt. Life sure will seem emptier after March 15th.

But for now, let’s rejoice in the fact that here comes our next published short Comic by 8th Wonder Press.
Though I am not yet able to share our story from last year with you guys quite yet, you can find last year’s Anthology on Amazon. It is filled to the brim with delightful short stories.



The GIF that keeps on GIFFING.

Oily GIF!

I just could not resist. A GIF is such a succinct way of sharing the process with you guys. Of course, there is a lot more involved than just pasting stuff on top of each other like some mad comic book sandwich artist, especially when it comes to Nick’s Artwork.

In any case, I love making GIFs. If you enjoy them, you should check out the two Activist Issues I made using Photoshop.

Also don’t miss on our new issue: Oily Shit!