I am looking for a graphic designer/artist/dreamer to work with me to turn a dystopian/post-apocalyptic short story into a graphic novel. Please note that this will be an unpaid opportunity… for now! All profits will be split 50-50 once the book is published.
The story is called, “The Girl in the Moon”. You can read the full short story here…however, we will need adapt and change it to fit the style of a graphic novel. How we do that is something we can discuss together.
Regarding art style, I am open to all ideas. The style could be extremely basic, complicated, B&W/colour…. everything is open. As a full partner, this will be for you to decide as it will be your style, your art. It will be up to you to weave the images to words, to create something that is amazing.
Whatever style we choose, it’s important that it captures the strangeness of the story. For instance, we could decide against a linear approach for something more haphazard that reflects the girl’s scattered mind. She escapes into fantasy a lot so we are never really sure if what she sees is real… at the end of the day she could just be crazy! Or maybe she just turned crazy as the world died. We can give it any direction we want – or we can keep it vague and leave it up to the reader to make up their own mind on what is happening.
Just one last thing (& this is important): please make sure before replying that you can really commit to the project! I’ve worked with two artists in the past on this that started off very motivated but then had to pull out… If we do this, we will need to form a plan and commit to a fixed schedule. My hope is that we can complete the project by early 2020 – maybe even in time for “Free Comic Book Day” in May so that we can generate a buzz for the story which will improve our chances of getting noticed and published. I already have a few ideas on how can get this published – all of which we can talk about later.
What do you think? If this is really something for you – please do get in touch ASAP (also include links/samples of previous art so I get a sense of your style). My preference would be for an artist based in Berlin, but I am open to anyone regardless of where you are based.
Really looking forward to hearing from you!
Article written by Shane O’Halloran. Feel free to reach out to him via this blog, or on Twitter and Instagram under @SomeOddHat.