is looking for collaborators for an upcoming project, below are the details
Hi, dA! Brendan Jones here, creator of the webcomic "Breakfast of the Gods" and current co-writer of Arne Cooper's webcomic "The Androssian Prophecy," and I'm looking for an artistic collaborator on a wholly new project. That project is called "Operation: RETCON."THE PITCH:
Through a fluke government experiment (love those!), an obscure, cheesy comic book superhero of the '50s has been made flesh and blood reality. Captain V's attempts to acclimate himself with our world and the government's attempts to use him as a secret weapon make for a lighthearted romp with occasional bouts of graphic sex and violence.THE CONCEPT:
A deconstruction of Golden/Silver Age comics tropes told through the lens of a pay cable "dramedy." Captain V's "girlfriend" is his CIA handler, who's also a lesbian. His "best pal" is a 19 year-old janitor/club DJ with a stripper girlfriend. In the early going, his greatest challenges in adjusting to our very real Reality are discovering that his "power punch" will actually pulp a human body and that he now has a penis. This is definitely a "Mature Readers" comic.THE ARTIST?:
Ideally, I can find a talented 3D artist (like my buddy Arne a.k.a. Bad-Dragon here on dA) with a desire to hone their narrative chops. Someone who can make a movie on the page, who can sell both the big action pieces as well as the "people in a room talking" scenes. Someone who can make their models act. And, as long as I'm at it, someone who can make convincing looking men's suits (man, what's with the "doll's clothes" look of most Poser/Daz outfits for guys?).Does this sound like you?
I'm also not opposed to finding a 2D artist capable of illustrating in a hyper-realistic style. The idea being to contrast the flat, simplified "world" of Captain V's previous Reality (Golden Age comics) with our own. But I'm still leaning towards seeing what 3D comics artists can do. I really think there's so much potential there.THE FORMAT:
Though this is designed as an eventual print release (and is therefor structured like a typical 22 page-per-issue comic), I would still like to follow the general post-a-page-a-week schedule of any other webcomic. Thanks to working on "The Androssian Prophecy," I realize how much pre- and post work has to go into every rendered frame of a 3D comic, so this project would obviously require a long lead time before it went public.
In addition to each issue's 22 rendered pages, I would produce (write and draw/ink/color/letter) an 8 page back-up from the "vintage" adventures of Captain V from the 1950s run of "Valor Comics."THE PAY:
Well, there isn't any. Yet. I'm hoping, as with all webcomics, that it would become a commercial enterprise down the road after it finds an audience. Trust me, I'd like to make money off my work and I would share 50/50 with my artist.
SO: There you have it. The script of issue 1 is there in my gallery as a downloadable .pdf. Give it a read and drop me a line if you'd like to join me in this project.yorickjones.deviantart.com/art…
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