Thanks to the support of fans, the acclaim from critics and success of Kickstart initiatives like YOU ARE NOT ALONE we are in the middle of a much more aggressive publishing schedule. Not only will there be close to a dozen issues of our Gathering anthology but we’re launching newer projects and one-shots all the time. And that means we need artists. A LOT of Artists.
Let me answer the burning question before I go on. Unfortunately, we don’t pay. For YOU ARE NOT ALONE (a free OGN for young readers) and our shorter GATHERING ANTHOLOGY issues there aren’t any page rates. As we begin to offer some of our projects digitally (currently on the NOOK and moving towards other platforms) we are offering royalties but they are but pennies to the dollar. All we can offer this time is a chance to work with a great group of editors and writers, deadlines set very far in advance to afford flexibility to do other work and a chance to be published alongside some of the finest professional and up and coming creators I’ve ever had the chance to work with. You and the writer also retain full ownership of your work and the right to reprint the materials. And some comps of your work, of course.
A few creators that have worked with us on a regular basis have been offered opportunities to do some of their own projects along with the opportunity to earn compensation but they’re few and far between. So while I wish I could give everyone what they deserve we’re simply not able to do so at this time.
I’m very proud to have been able to give over 200 creators the opportunity to have their work published for the first time. In some cases, they were able to have their work featured in issues alongside pros like Sterling Gates, Victor Gischler, Justin Jordan, John Jackson Miller, Mike Moreci, Gail Simone and Len Wallace. And some of our artists like Cassandra James (Valentine), Mike Lapinski (Feeding Ground) and Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats) have done major projects with other companies.
And if you’re still reading this and have an interest in joining up I’ll give you all the details you need right here. We’re currently looking for artists only on volumes already announced through 2013 which means writers are already attached and we just need artists to work on existing or soon to be existing scripts. If you only do pencils and would need to have someone else ink or letter or color (in the rare case it’d be for a non B&W issue) let us know.
Here are the upcoming volumes with deadlines and editorial contact information.
Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested in any of these volumes and cc the editor attached below.
CRIME- Some 3 and 4 page black and white stories available. Deadline April 15th. Email Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org
WAR- Some 2 and 3 page black and white stories available. Deadline May 7. Email James at email@example.com
FANTASY- Many 3 and 4 page black and white stories available. Deadline May 7. Email Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU ARE NOT ALONE- Many 3 and 4 page black and white stories available. Deadline June 7. Email Glenn at email@example.com and Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many more volumes are currently having stories reviewed and will also be in need of artists for those in the near future.
If you are a colorist or inker and interested in any possible projects down the road email Marc at email@example.com. Artists interested in possibly doing longer self contained work (one shots/mini-series) please email myself and Marc at the address listed above.
Thank you for your consideration. We can’t do it without you.