Sunday, July 23, 2006

Gilgamesh again...

Here's page 3 of Gilgamesh. I think I'll stop it at that. I don't want to give away the whole thing yet. I have some commissions I need to work on anyway so I'll post those in the coming days instead.


Blogger marc bernardin said...

Hey, Ronald...

My name is Marc Bernardin and there's really no reason you should know who I am. Until recently I was the comics editor at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY; I still work at EW, but handed the reins of our comics coverage to another editor so that I could take a stab at writing them.

My writing partner and I have just finished the script for MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK, a 96-page, black-and-white graphic novel that Larry Young's Ait/PlanetLar (a San Francisco-based publisher who most notably produced last year's Demo) is committed to publishing, and we're currently
looking for an artist. I came across your name on some forum or another, followed to your website, and was really struck by your work. And, since I couldn't find an email for you, I resorted to this.

Funny, action-packed, with a South Pacific flair, MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK is about an island paradise besieged by giant monsters and the men and women who keep the people safe during the attacks and rebuild once they're over. Here's a link to the script, if you wanna take a look. (We've since had to change the name. Grrr...)

There's no money up front, but you'd get 1/3 of all monies made by the book (minus the pub costs), including from any Hollywood interest, and your name would appear on the copyright. I know the whole "no money up front" thing can be a little daunting, but if you look at it the way that I am (and we wrote the script on spec, too), MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK will be an investment in the future, and one that has a really good shot at paying off for everyone.

Artists who've done this kind of back-end work for Larry Young have reaped the rewards. After COUSCOUS EXPRESS, Brett Weldele landed a FANTASTIC FOUR B-SIDES mini. Becky Cloonan has so much work after DEMO, I don't even know where to start: the Vertigo series AMERICAN VIRGIN and a TokyoPop graphic novel. Matt Fraction has CASANOVA and FIVE FISTS OF SCIENCE at Image. Fabio Moon's work on SMOKE AND GUNS was so good, in addition to Dark Horse's DE:TALES, HIS BROTHER got the Casanova book. And after just the short on THE BLACK DIAMOND, Jon Proctor is drawing WOLVERINE WHAT IFs.

From a financial point-of-view, my writing partner's agent is at CAA. My management team is Circle of Confusion, which not only reps the Wachowski Brothers, but the guy who wrote X3 and Mr. and Mrs Smith. Larry's attorney is Neil Gaiman's attorney. Trust me, we'll have Hollywood interest coming out of our collective asses.

Yeah, it'll be a lot of work. But this may be one of the few instances where the back-end is actually worth it.

Lemme know...I really dig your style and think that, together, we could do something really special.


2:45 PM  

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