Hi guys. Im posting this on here in hopes that some like minded people would be interested in being involved in an idea i've had. Its something i've been toying with for a while (having been published in a few anthologies myself) and the time has come to stop thinking about it and get off my ass and get it moving.
Basically what i want to do is put together an anthology which will be for sale as a download online, and ideally i'd like as broad a mix as possible in terms of genres and styles. I want anything and everything. I'll act as editor (and i'll also be outting a couple of my strips in) but to but honest as long as its got heart, passion and a story (i'm thinking between 1 and 6 pages)it'll be exactly what i'll be looking for.
So comic creators of the world- Do you want in? Any questions? Then just ask away (either comment here or message me or eamil me at firstname.lastname@example.org ) and lets get making some comics! Stu
Does it not need to be themed ?
no theme george, id like the anthology to have a broad selection of styles and genres
Not sure that would be of much interest. Superheroes by a Buscema draw-a-like, some indecipherable scibbles denoting the mind inside a girl's first menstruation, a painted tale of the Grateful Dead in Shangri-La and a Viz-esque parody are all different audiences. You'll struggle to get people to part with their hard-earned cash for an e-comic where they will only enjoy 1/5th of it.
I'd say either narrow your focus or make it free.
theres already a fair amount of creators involved with a fairly broad collection of styles and genres and they seem to be very excited about the project.
so i think its probably best to see what happens. some people may like and some people may not, i guess we'll have to wait and see.
also the profits from the e-comic will go towards cancer research.
Chris is right, you need to select strips that blend with the overall look of the title, be it humour, adventure, superheroes. If you're only publishing online, then why not create distinct editions of the same comic?
I'm not saying there should be no crossover - I grew up reading comics that mainly featured adventure stories but also included single page humour strips ("Mowser" from Lion springs to mind) and vice versa ("Galaxus" in Buster) but if you have a very divergent mix you're title will lose its focus.
Good lucjk with this though and keep us posted so we can plug on release!
Tales From A Lonely Planet as a title would suggest something like my Meanwhile Back On Earth series. There's a nice little run from episode 6 to episode 9 (including Meanwhile Out In Space episode i) that makes a complete piece of story that would be a good introduction to new readers. The page run starts at http://www.ayesongs.com/spacepilot/?comic=meanwhile-back-on-earth-6 and finishes at http://www.ayesongs.com/spacepilot/?comic=meanwhile-back-on-earth-9. I can produce originals of these up to about 600dpi in full standard comic page size.
Might be worth looking at other strips suggested by your title too.