ArtistWanted

Dead Villain Society is officially moving into publication and looking for line art Comic Artists.

Requirements:

  • Thumbnails for layout approval.
  • Pencils in progress for content approval.
  • Final line art delivered.

Page Rates:

  • The page rates are whatever your standard page rates are.

Submissions:

  • Send links to your portfolio to MrHat@DeadVillainSociety.com
    bonus points if you give 2 or 3 direct links to your best sequential work.
  • Include what you deliver; traditional pencils, digital inks, or other.
  • Include your page rate.
  • Include which project you’re interested in.
  • Include when you can start.
  • (Keep in mind DVS will NEVER hire one artist to do lineart AND colors.)

 

If any of these projects resonate with you, drop me a line;

I’m looking to create a 10 page pitch package now, with a commitment from the artist to stay on and complete the series within the next year.

 

#1) Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon Reboot

I’ve been wanting to do a fan-fiction reboot of this series for the longest time.

I finally got around to writing the script.

My vision of the reboot follows the kids all grown up back in the real world, where their kids disappear, forcing them to reunite and go back to D&D land to rescue their children.

While this is an unauthorized fan-fiction project, I’m really serious about doing it… and doing it right.

Here’s a preview of the first 5 pages of the script.


** WARNING COMIC WRITERS **
Do not use this script as a showcase for writing comics!

These are rough first drafts I’m sharing for content merit, not execution merit.
I have had hardly zero time to work on these, literally doing it while eating lunch, between other projects and at 2am when I’m half-asleep. 

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STYLE:

The story targets folks who grew up with the cartoon who are now older like me, so a more mature audience. No cartoony style here, but likely a more simplistic line art, standard commercialized art approach.
(I could also see this as a crazy Manga, even though that wasn’t my original vision.)

 

#2) Super Sexy Combat Nuns:

A while back I was listening to this music track on Youtube, while I was listening and working on something else, I kept seeing these images of a militant group of nuns fighting supernatural evil. Very vivid images in my mind.

This concept would be a manga; and would be a gratuitously sexy waifu/Eechi series.

Yeah, I know lots of militant nun stuff has already been done, but I’ve got my own take on it. Trust me.

STYLE:

MANGA.

 

#3) Space Salvor

Space Salvor comes from an unpublished side-scroller shooter. If 80’s hair band metal and classic Battlestar Gallatica/Buck Rogers space fights get you hot, check it out.

This series also has a bunch of colorful alien races which gives it an old-school, Flash Gordon kind of vibe. And yes, the lost civilization is humanity!

Logline:
A space salvor aids a lost civilization in reuniting its people and initiating its last remaining jump vessel before the tyrannical alien overseers destroy them in their entirety.

STYLE:

Open, but leaning more toward the standard commercial side.

 

** WARNING COMIC WRITERS **
Do not use this script as a showcase for writing comics!

These are rough first drafts I’m sharing for content merit, not execution merit.
I have had hardly zero time to work on these, literally doing it while eating lunch, between other projects and at 2am when I’m half-asleep. 

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#4) Beyond the Isle of Avalon. Excalibur Story.

If you click on over to the Fiction tab, you can read a chapter of this King Arthur prequel story I wrote a while back (“Excalibur”). This is a classic Game of Thrones/LOR style fantasy adventure.

STYLE:

About a year ago I came across Phillip Buckenham’s work in Valhalla Awaits (below). This style fits the Beyond Avalon perfectly and is exactly what I envisioned for this story.

I was super stoked to work with Phil, because he was into the story, but timing didn’t work out as he’s too focused on his own projects/previous commitments to pick up a new series. I was pretty devastated by the news 🙁

Beyond Avalon has a starting cast of, I think 69 dudes. That is, a bunch of British soldiers, a bunch of Roman soldiers, and a bunch of Burgundian barbarians all get shipwrecked together on the Isle. It’s got amazons, werewolves, a hydra and a few other fantasy things thrown in, but definitely, illustrating a lot of warriors and fighting is required.

Oh yeah, and Longboats!

#5) Robot Kids

Robot kids was the sample manga story I came up with to illustrate the writing points in my book; “Storycraft for Comics.”

Logline:
A soldier ordered to put down an insurgent force winds up leading the very rebels he is sent to destroy against his own military, which secretly intends to convert the entire planet into mindless automatons.

STYLE:

MANGA. A studio Ghibli style would be great for this story as it takes place on a world with a lot of fantastical environments. However, it does also have a lot of mech/robot characters and action.

 

** WARNING COMIC WRITERS **
Do not use this script as a showcase for writing comics!

These are rough first drafts I’m sharing for content merit, not execution merit.
I have had hardly zero time to work on these, literally doing it while eating lunch, between other projects and at 2am when I’m half-asleep.

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#6) Violet Sun

I do a lot of work in the indie gaming space. Violet Sun is another story I wrote for a game that was never published.

It’s a hardcore survival horror sci-fi jaunt.

Logline:
A young, privileged, deep space explorer returns to the Earth’s solar system to find he holds the key to keeping humanity from extinction–a key that the last religious madmen of humanity and a dark, unknown alien force will stop at nothing to possess.

STYLE:

Open. Since it’s a dark sci-fi horror story, there’s a bit more room for a more artistic and less commercial… or as I like to label it, “artistic.”

 

 

If you’re not looking to throw down on some comic art, you can help bring one or more of these IPs to life, by sharing this page on your social media OR mentioning it directly to one of your cool comic artist friends!

Thank you kindly!