Lady Nerevar wrote:
well, i can't speak to everyone, but to recruit me you'd need an actual script. you may say that it is the bee's knees, but until i read a few pages (or even a whole chapter) i won't know whether i actually like it and am willing to commit time to it. Some idea of what you want from art style may also help to convince an artist: some people really like doing one thing but can't stand doing another. that also brings up artistic freedom and just how much input the artist would have to the story (do i have to draw everything exactly like you want it? how much guidance am i given? can i make up things myself?). ideas about scheduling and the general direction of the project are also important. most artists are probably reluctant to commit to a weekly comic that may or may not go anywhere, but a more forgiving schedule might generate more interest.
hope that helps
A script? I've written the first 'chapter' or so down in a novelized format, and I have the first one and a half arcs plotted, and am working on early scripting for the third. You want to know the story? Just ask and I'll give you an earful.
Beggars can't be choosers, so I'm fairly open about the artistic style. I'm mainly interested in a semi-realistic style. Realistic enough so that the drama can be taken seriously, but not so much so that any gags would look out of place. I'm not terribly fond of the anime-esque style, though I've seen a few manga artists I've liked.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm looking for a partner, not an art monkey. While I imagine the general set up would be that I would give a rough doodle of what I'm looking for in each strip, I'm more than willing to listen to the expert's opinion. But I would like to help on the artistic front as much as I can. Panel layouts, character sketches, whatever. Likewise, I'd like the artist to be able to participate in my half as well if they want to. Someone to bounce my ideas off of and tell me when they're just plain dumb. And if they have ideas of their own, I'll gladly listen.
As for scheduling, I'm planning on creating a sufficient amount of strips to create a 'hook' to new readers, a buffer in case of unknowns, and then start out at two-a-week. A new venture should start slow. Possibly go to 3-a-week if we get into a rhythm and it's feasible. It's better to start slow and speed up rather than vise-versa.