I was gonna put this in the Graphic Violence Activities thread but I am too lazy and also an egomaniac and fuck that noise.
So our next forum activity?GV is making a fucking comic book
But, TLB, you ask, how vague can you get?
To this I say shut the fuck up and keep reading. But I also say, that together, as a community, we are gonna put together and anthology book around a central theme I came up with that gives us the most free-reign and least continuity errors should we want to do this semi-regularly.
So, now I know you wanna know what the hell the theme is, well buckle your safety belts, nancy boys and read this here pitch that I have only shared with 5 people (geebs, anjinsan, bale, blank, and jordyn) before deciding to say fuck it and give the go ahead:
pretty dang rad, huh?
I was reading O.M.A.C. by Jack Kirby and the idea hit me -- super hero draft. See, the whole gist of O.M.A.C. is that he is just some dude they picked and a satellite, Brother Eye just zaps the fucker and he has super powers, and whenever he has to do something rad as fuck, Brother Eye zaps him again and he becomes boss as hell.
So, instead of having someone willing to be this hero, why not make it anyone and everyone as a citizen of the United States of America over the age of 18 has to register to be zapped by a super hero beam whenever supervillain shenanigans break out and they are nearby?
It can be anyone. Some people will think it is the greatest thing ever to be a superhero and have a sentient satellite talking to you all the time. Sometimes it'll be an annoyance. Sometimes it won't be the first time this has happened to you. Hell, sometimes you might decide to be a villain yourself. Who knows what can happen!
This'll be a world where there are honest-to-goodness real superheroes and villains, but man they can't be everywhere. So, some unlucky Insurance Broker in Tuscaloosa has to go fight say Dr. Doom just because he is in the wrong place at the wrong time and all the while he's got this annoying satellite giving him instructions and just when he gets used to it and finds a way to defeat the villain, its right back to Insurance Brokering. How the hell do you explain that to you boss? Sorry, dude, I was gonna come to work but I had to go fight Galactus. My bad.
It can be a bunch of done-in-one stories or whatever and can have as much silver age wackiness as possible since the satellite can give them any power they want ever
Now, as for how it will work, I will first need to gauge the amount of writers and artists who would participate. I need to get as many writers as possible to pitch ideas, and a stable of artists who can not only pitch story ideas, but be comfortable drawing other people's stories if the need be. My end-game plan is to get the dang thing published either on a website or a physical form but that will be far down the road and we ain't gotta worry about that yet.
I am not only gonna write some stories, but I am going to be editing all the writing. This is not to say I will change a single word you write, I am just gonna make sure it fits with the theme and what minuscule continuity, if any, we build up in this maintains intact. If all goes smoothly, I won't have to do a damn thing and will only call myself editor because I like titles.
Of course I left the biggest question for last: how does your story get picked for the anthology? Well, it's a dual layer quality assurance system. Everyone who has an idea for a story to write can PM me with a short, paragraph long pitch about the basics of their story. If I think it can work, it'll go in this thread or another thread and we'll all vote on the stories we want to see. The artists then, if they did not pitch any writing, can pick and choose and fight amongst themselves for which one they wanna draw real good.
And don't think that this is limited to solely GV posters. I wanna bring every and anyone into the fold who can do a bang-up job with either art or writing.
Just don't start sending me story idea PMs right now. Gotta get a feel on what kind of interest we can get, particularly from artists as they gotta feasibly do more work.
Alright, little doggies. This thing, much like Paul Kersey's bloodlust, would not wither and die with age.
With a lot of help from the lovely Quoth, we are back with a vengeance.
Here is the website:http://www.sentryduty.com/
Here is the scripts:http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showp...&postcount=436http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showp...&postcount=481http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showp...&postcount=514http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showp...&postcount=539http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showp...&postcount=386
Here is the art:http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=16282338&postcount=330http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=11322993&postcount=183http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=11440063&postcount=213http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=11206607&postcount=336http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=16281713&postcount=320
there are also some scripts and art on the site, but not all of the scripts because jerkfaces ain't givin' they real names
Right now, I ain't taking any new scripts unless you will draw them yourself and actually give me a script first and will actually draw the dang thing for real this time.
So let's get this thing rolling.
If you guys fail me again, me and Quoth will hunt you down like dogs
As of now the writer/artist teams are:
Me and Squidbunny
Manon drawing his own script
Spectre-X and Douglas Danger
Mully and Quoth
But I actually like your concept. it has potential.
You should still feel bad though.
What happens when Candy Cane and Bubbles are deputized as Super Women
Not gonna lie... I think the quality of your project just took a significant hit.
- Will there be an opening story (or introduction) to set up the concept so that it doesn't need to be brought up in the individual stories, or should the stories be written like they're the first?
- It seems like if this is done (not really being pessimistic about it, just going with the track record of these things), and there is ever any money made from it at all, there will be a huge CF of legal issues. Maybe you should cover the bases in this area?
- I want top billing and I won't settle for less
when we get to the whole publication aspect of things, I will make up a contract for everyone, basically giving x amount of royalties for your stories when things have the ability to make any money to begin with. it'll be a standard amount and everyone that contributes can all get together and we'll discuss how much people get to keep and how much goes back into the project to keep it going. don't wanna worry about no cash monies right now
as for length - right now, I'd aim for 6-10 pages though it may get larger or smaller depending on the amount of quality material we get.
keith you can have top billing for your stories
Seriously, I got this thing in the bag. It's a bag with a dollar sign on it.
I'd caution against getting too ambitious right out of the gate, and maybe focus on just getting a few stories scripted, then go about looking for artists. If you can get even twenty or thirty pages of content completed, you'll have done much better than most people who attempt these things.
That said, I've already got a story in mind, and I'm willing to do pages for someone else, as long as their story isn't terrible, as my terrible art will already bring the terrible quotient to a dangerously high level.
it's easy to find writers on the internet
it's hard to find artists with talent
I'd love to see a story about a clerical mix up where the wrong Johnny Smith gets zapped and has no idea what the hell's going on.
We already have Tarot.
you can totally do it because you do good art
I know I don't really post around here anymore (not that I did much anyway when I did), but:
This is awesome. I really want it to succeed!
TLB, you have a point about it being easy to find writers on the 'net, so if find yourself getting a lot of scripts, and if you'd like, I'd love to volunteer as they kind of editor that does the boring stuff like grammar/spelling/etc on any scripts you get. I'm two thirds of the way certified into being an English teacher, so it goes without saying that I like that stuff. Don't want this to come off as position begging, I just actually really like this idea, and I'd love to do anything I could to see it get off the ground.
I can't actually volunteer as a writer, as I don't know how much free time I'll have once I start teaching, but I'd be more than willing to help out people with writer's block or something. If I do end up having the time, I'll definitely pitch some ideas.
Edit: Whoops, misread your post as saying you don't want to be the editor that changes writing. Still, my volunteering stands in case you get an influx or something.
Best of luck!
skullo I will totally be fixing grammar and spelling here and there if need be before it goes to the artists, and if I get inundated I'd gladly ask for your help
look it was originally gonna be an idea for the create a hero thing geebs is running but I realized it would never work for it
This is really a great idea. You said you're looking for artists, and me and my fiance are artists that have been trying to come up with some kind of story idea lately without much success...but this has both of our interest. What must we do to prove ourselves worthy beyond actually showing some art?
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I don't wanna take away from anyone's involvement with that
as for any artist who wants to join: if I've never seen your work, just shoot me a PM with a sample or two. doesn't have to be of anything in particular just an idea of how you work
Yeah. I mean it's a great idea, but uh
I have no faith in the people here (myself included)