"In the far future, a man that has no choice but to obey his ruthless and corrupt superiors sees his inner wish for justice answered by an AI, being hunted by powerful human diplomats, too deep in an economical and political intrigue that takes no issue with starting a war for a quick profit."
That is the High Concept for The Merchants of Gullian, a 60 page Sci-Fi graphic novel, dealing with Artificial intelligence, racism, imperialism, censorship and political and economical drama.
What Iím looking for:
A full art team, that includes pencilers, inkers, artists and letterers. If you can do multiple of those, better. The comic is dark and gritty, hence it ask for an art-style to match. Do take that into consideration.
My previous work:
I have previously had short stories published in portuguese and brazilian magazines, as well as won national youth-writing contest.
The entirety of the art for the novel, done in a professional and timely manner.
Providing a complete script, synopsis and pitch. Contacting and submitting to publishers.
You must be able to dedicate yourself to the project and see it through, dropping out midway, especially without warning, is not acceptable. If you believe you canít complete the novel, then do not apply. In addition to this you must have the autonomy to complete your responsibilities. Itís alright if you need to become familiar with software, do some research prior to the beginning of your work. It is not okay if you are clueless in what is expected of you.
You will not be paid per page, or during the project. You will, however, take ownership of a, to be negotiated, percentage of the IP and receive a equal percentage of any post-publishing revenue.
The script, after final editing, will be submitted to publishers, such as Dark Horse Comics, that accept writing submissions. After initial artwork is completed itíll be sent to publishers as Action Lab and Image Comics. The finalized comic will be sent to publishers as Valiant, that take only finished comics. In an extreme case, self publishing is an option.
It is appreciated if you present your portfolio at time of contact. If you are interested you will be provided a sample panel to fully create and demonstrate your art. There is no erothic content, Violence is present, however, gore is not excessive. Considering the high volume of work, I am willing to be patient on the completion of the project as long as a steady workflow is kept.
The Best of Luck,
Nuno G. C. Viegas