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Freelance Art Job: Children's Books
Zwuh at 10:15AM, July 20, 2006
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Posted on behalf of my lovely other, Blackaby, who has a possibly freelance art job for interested parties…

blackaby
I work for a publishing company and we do some children's books. I would like to find some art from people who would be down with illustrating these kinds of things.

Basically I'm looking for a few ‘folio’ style pieces if you have them, suitable for children's books, with cutesy pictures of either kids or animals or whatever. Any style, from cartoony to classic art. Let's say three pieces, too, just to be sure.

I'll then be able to print them off/send them to the folks here to see if they're interested in the style etc of your work.

This is nothing definite, please understand. I'd just like to be able to bring some in as samples and see if I can help out some artists find a little freelance work.

I know there are plenty of talented folks here hiding amongst the muck, and LOADS of people who like money. Go nuts.
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Radec at 4:36AM, July 28, 2006
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I might be interested in this, though I am not sure how qualified I would be.
By the way, this thread gave me the idea for Happy Smiley Valley of Death
(it's in my signature, go take a peek.)

But if I can avoid putting senseless violence in it, I could maybe make SOMETHING that might be acceptable.
<= dead and buried.
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Comicmasta at 11:59AM, July 28, 2006
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i could just think of it, leech, child friendly…



Oh god is horrible!
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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T_K at 7:28PM, July 28, 2006
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I can draw cute I just feel so dirty when I'm done..
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Slang at 10:39PM, July 28, 2006
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I named him Henry :D
PS:won't be pixily,Im just comfortable with the ps pencil tool.
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davidrecine at 11:02PM, July 28, 2006
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Zwuh
Posted on behalf of my lovely other, Blackaby, who has a possibly freelance art job for interested parties…


I'll then be able to print them off/send them to the folks here to see if they're interested in the style etc of your work.

Does your friend have an e-mail addy where I could send a printable PDF of my portfolio?
From the state that brought you Jeffrey Dahmer, Ed Gein, Colby Cheese, and Pabst Blue Ribbon:

http://www.drunkduck.com/Murky_Waters
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davidrecine at 11:04PM, July 28, 2006
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I was actually working on an idea for a children's book once, but my friend convinced me that ‘I’m a Rape Baby' was too offensive an idea to market to kids.

I am VERY offended.

As a rape baby, I take great exception to your friend's notion that my story is unmarketable to kids.

God, it's not like I was a FLIPPER baby or anything….
From the state that brought you Jeffrey Dahmer, Ed Gein, Colby Cheese, and Pabst Blue Ribbon:

http://www.drunkduck.com/Murky_Waters
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Zwuh at 12:04AM, July 29, 2006
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popelindessaix AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

Put “Children's Book Tryout” in the subject so she doesn't delete it. :D
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Comicmasta at 8:03AM, July 29, 2006
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DavidRecine
equinox
I was actually working on an idea for a children's book once, but my friend convinced me that ‘I’m a Rape Baby' was too offensive an idea to market to kids.

I am VERY offended.

As a rape baby, I take great exception to your friend's notion that my story is unmarketable to kids.

God, it's not like I was a FLIPPER baby or anything….
Hey my fathers uncles cousins nephews third cousin twice removed fathers daughters former roomate was a flipper baby!
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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herio at 6:30PM, Aug. 4, 2006
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why must i only beable to draw cute things


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stardusty at 12:36AM, Aug. 7, 2006
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I once wrote and illustrated a children's book, but it had a tendency to be really depresing. I Never really looked for a publisher.
It subtly involved things like sexuality, nudity, philosophy, abuse, schizophrenia and death. But… still aimed at children. Honestly. There was no violence or swearing though! I somehow doubt this is what you're looking for.
Here's an illustration from it. http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3002/dreamcatcherlarge2ap.jpg
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Jenshin at 1:57PM, Aug. 7, 2006
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Zwuh! Where would I send things to?
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Zwuh at 8:01PM, Aug. 7, 2006
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Zwuh
popelindessaix AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

Put “Children's Book Tryout” in the subject so she doesn't delete it. :D

8)
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blackaby at 3:35AM, Aug. 8, 2006
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Aw, bless you sweetie. :D

Thanks for the contributions folks :D And my email address is just above.
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BigFishComic at 8:08PM, Aug. 10, 2006
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I AM TOO LAZY TO RESIZE THIS.

…too bad I don't have samples…

damn computer has been formatted far too many times

le sigh.
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blackaby at 9:08AM, Aug. 16, 2006
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Eek, I missed the last two on here - sorry, I'll send them now.

Okay - No Qualifications are necessary here, just good art. If you're going to submit, please do it ASAP. I'll be back here Monday, so I'm hoping if you are going to send in something, drop it in here by then :D

Thanks to the many who have sent in things! It's great!
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Enef at 2:23AM, Aug. 20, 2006
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I emailed mine off a while ago, just making sure you knew it was me, ( usuck_80 at hotmail dot com)
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blackaby at 3:52AM, Aug. 21, 2006
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Yep, got 'em :D
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blackaby at 1:14AM, Sept. 27, 2006
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Okay folks, I'm just letting you know that the managing editor has gotten me to contact the artists she liked and so yeah, that's done now. :/ Sorry to those who didn't get in - it wasn't because of anything to do with your art, just because she felt others suited the book styles used better. Thanks everyone very much for submitting something, it's been really great, and if I get any other opportunities to nab your folks' talents for arting (it's seeming to happen more often, actually) I'll be sure to post here.
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