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Webcomic Writer Contest
drowemos at 12:17PM, Feb. 4, 2008
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So we are always seeing posts around here for writers looking for artists. Being a writer who has collaborated with a number of artist myself I know a the secret to attracting an artist to your project. You pay them money.

This gave me an idea. What if there was a contest for just writers. The winning writer would get the money for an artist or at least some of the money. It could be a jumpstart to get a webcomic rolling.

So I decided to start just such a contest and use the meager profits I get from my main comic Exiern to fund it. You can see the details here:

It seemed like a fun idea and a neat way to give back.
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:17PM
Evil Emperor Nick at 9:51AM, Feb. 5, 2008
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Sounds interesting.

I think I'm going to enjoy this.

last edited on July 14, 2011 12:23PM
SkylerVane at 1:58PM, Feb. 5, 2008
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$150 wouldn't get me four pages of the quality I would like. The smallest project I have running is either $300k volunteer or $800k return.

Just to clarify things, I suggest a limit to the total number of projected pages be set. I guess 20 no-ad is pretty common for commercial, while epic fan tops 50 easy and can reach well into the hundreds.

Not to say I won't submit an entry or two, but as all of my projects involve 50+person development teams, a single artist is not very attractive and exposure is the last thing they will need by the time they start to take off.
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last edited on July 14, 2011 3:48PM
skoolmunkee at 12:29AM, Feb. 6, 2008
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What kind of comic takes 50 people to develop?
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:40PM
Evil Emperor Nick at 6:57AM, Feb. 6, 2008
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I have a question.

I have a comic in which I am already paying an artist. If I win can I put the money towards that series or is this only for the development of a new series?

last edited on July 14, 2011 12:23PM

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