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The Author Did It

by Geniusguy445
My first comic, a testing ground.

This comic may feature everything I do, so it may be partially enjoyable. I may put up some teasers for other comics so I get fans quickly after starting, or I may put up excuses of why I didn't update. Who knows? All we know is The Author Did It.

Updates Irregularly.
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The Author Did It

My first comic, a testing ground.

This comic may feature everything I do, so it may be partially enjoyable. I may put up some teasers for other comics so I get fans quickly after starting, or I may put up excuses of why I didn't update. Who knows? All we know is The Author Did It.

Updates Irregularly.

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@Geniusguy445: Note to self, need to order more henchmen. Good ones, this time. Also, comments are formatted through html tags, not forum tags.
Geniusguy445
March 3rd, 2014
I will not spoil the relation between the picture and the title of the comic.
For artist
Requirements inspired by http://www.smackjeeves.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3919 this thread. Sourced mostly from [url=http://www.smackjeeves.com/profile.php?id=26660]SuperBiasedMan[/url], [url= http://www.smackjeeves.com/profile.php?id=126321]Super Sachiko[/url].

General things to remember
-Be clear, not wordy
-Don’t refer to past collaboration failures because it will make you sound too difficult to work with – even if the other person truly was the problem.

How to approach this comic; make sure you have these filled out in each entry.

Naming (Title must include):
The role you want filled. eg Title – Need wittier dialog
Comic:
Supporting images (e.g. related art, comic banner, etc. Stuff that shows off your skills as far as they relate to the comic you are presenting)
Comment:
1) What it is you want the other person to do
Being vague does not help you, and neither does having it in the middle of a giant wall of text. In addition to having it in the title, repeat it at the start of your first post, possibly explaining a little more.
e.g. Under “Artist looking for Author” – Require help with dialog
Comment – I need someone to help edit and improve the dialog between characters to make each more distinct and enjoyable to read.
2) What is it you want to create?
Include a description:
-the genres/mood of their story (eg I'd like to do a serious, gritty kind of story. I’m open to fantasy or sci fi things, but I won't do romance or comedy.)
-the style of art you enjoy doing, and whether digital or traditional
-the length of the manga, and length of chapters/volumes
-right-to-left or left-to-right?
-whether or not this manga will be uploaded for free online, self-published and sold, printed, ebook, what?
-probably the most important thing, yet a lot of people don't mention it: whether the story has sexual content, gore, yaoi/yuri, fetishes, religion, politics, sensitive/controversial topics... anything that might make someone uncomfortable.
-timeline/deadlines/availability
-contact info (bear in mind the time zones can be very different, as well as people's erratic sleeping patterns. It's best to establish this early on so you know how/when communication will work)
-Expectation for updates

3) Show a sample of what you have
DO NOT LINK TO IT IF IT'S AN IMAGE. Use the url of the image in between the image tags:
CODE: SELECT ALL
[img][/img]

so the picture is directly in your post. People are lazy, not only do they want you to work for free with them, they want you to lay everything out on a plate for them. Putting a bit of a page script in spoiler tags
CODE: SELECT ALL
[spoiler][/spoiler]

would be advisable, as well as story ideas you have so the artist can see how you transfer your ideas.
4) Tell them what you expect
Do you want the other person involved in setting up the website with custom images etc.?
For artist
Requirements inspired by [url]http://www.smackjeeves.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3919this thread[/url]. Sourced mostly from [url=http://www.smackjeeves.com/profile.php?id=26660]SuperBiasedMan[/url], [url= http://www.smackjeeves.com/profile.php?id=126321]Super Sachiko[/url].

General things to remember
-Be clear, not wordy
-Don’t refer to past collaboration failures because it will make you sound too difficult to work with – even if the other person truly was the problem.

How to approach this comic; make sure you have these filled out in each entry.

Naming (Title must include):
The role you want filled. eg Title - Looking for a Colourist
Comic:
Supporting images (e.g. related art, comic banner, etc. Stuff that shows off your skills as far as they relate to the comic you are presenting)
Comment:
1) What it is you want the other person to do
Being vague does not help you, and neither does having it in the middle of a giant wall of text. In addition to having it in the title, repeat it at the start of your first post, possibly explaining a little more.
Thread - I need a colourist to colour the pages of lineart I will be drawing out (made in photoshop with separated layers) and if possibly they could help me with writing dialogue too.
2) What is it you want to create?
I’ve not seen too many authors struggle with this. Usually they have ideas a’plenty.
Include a description:
-a summary of the story (remembering that stories can develop unexpectedly, while understanding that stories also need guiding principles to keep them focused)

(When pitching your idea for a plot summarise it in one 'log line', followed by a short (I cannot emphasise that enough) paragraph. Any story that cannot be summarised like this is likely to be too complex and confusing, and also the ending shouldn't be given away as that partially prevents your idea being stolen.)
eg:
(log line:) A badass called SuperBiasedMan goes around an internet forum generally being badass.
(longer paragraph:) SuperBiasedMan goes around this internet forum called JeevesSmack (about drugs) where he generally badasses around the place. But then spambots take over and interfere with his badassery. He must be extra badass to badass those badass spambots out of there to restore his badasslands to his normal badass state again. It's gonna be badass.

-the genres/mood of their story (eg I'd like to do a serious, gritty kind of story. I’m open to fantasy or sci fi things, but I won't do romance or comedy.)
-the style of art they are looking for, and whether they want digital or traditional
-the length of the manga, and length of chapters/volumes
-right-to-left or left-to-right?
-whether or not this manga will be uploaded for free online, self-published and sold, printed, ebook, what?
-probably the most important thing, yet a lot of people don't mention it: whether the story has sexual content, gore, yaoi/yuri, fetishes, religion, politics, sensitive/controversial topics... anything that might make someone uncomfortable.
-timeline/deadlines
3) Show a sample of what you have
DO NOT LINK TO IT IF IT'S AN IMAGE. Use the url of the image in between the image tags:
CODE: SELECT ALL
[img][/img]

so the picture is directly in your post. People are lazy, not only do they want you to work for free with them, they want you to lay everything out on a plate for them. Putting a bit of a page script in spoiler tags
CODE: SELECT ALL
[spoiler][/spoiler]

would be advisable, as well as story ideas you have so the artist can see how you transfer your ideas.
4) Tell them what you expect
What methods of communication are you going to use, if any? (bear in mind the time zones can be very different, as well as people's erratic sleeping patterns. It's best to establish this early on so you know how/when communication will work)
How often do you expect pages prepared for uploading?
Do you want the other person involved in setting up the website with custom images etc.?

5) Give them a way to contact you
If you don't frequent the forums much you're likely to miss out on some responses unless you mention this and give them another form of communication such as e-mail.
Requirements inspired by this thread. Sourced mostly from SuperBiasedMan.

<h3>You are creating an image for yourself as a co-author. Proper grammar/punctuation, communication skills, vocabulary used, and tone all contribute to how potential co-authors view you. Your ability to explain your idea well, without excessive text, is how others will determine whether they can work with you. Finally, sharing how poorly previous collaborations went looks bad on you, and will make people less likely to work with you.</h3>

One last thing, it doesn't help you really but please tell people when you're not looking for any new applicants. It's just more polite and prevents necroposting on the forums.

<h2>Template:</h2>
<h3>Number of contributions</h3>
One per comic idea ([co-]authors)
One per genre of art (co-authors, artists)

<h3>Title</h3>
(As author/co-author)The role you want filled. eg
<ul>
<li>Looking for a Colourist</li>
<li>Looking for Plot adviser</li>
</ul>

(As artist/co-author)The role you can fill. eg
<ul>
<li>I'm a sci-fi dystopy sketch artist</li>
<li>Can provide ideas, edit, do dialog</li>
</ul>

<h3>Comic Image</h3>
Supporting images (e.g. related art, comic banner, etc. Stuff that shows off your skills as far as they relate to the comic you are presenting). Please note, this will not be rated a mature comic, so some decency to images is appreciated.

(As author/co-author)Design documentation, banners, potential scenes. Stuff that supports what you are explaining.

(As author/co-author)Themed scenes, characters, weapons, etc. This shows what you are able to do for a comic. Don't over-present; show examples that you are comfortable with recreating in a comic. It is recommended to have 3-6 distinct objects in the comic image to show your range.

<h3>Comment</h3>
<dl>
<dt>1. What it is you want the other person to do</dt>
<dd>Explain exactly what role you want the other person to play without babbling. Though the role is in the title, repeat it here and expand.
eg Under “Author looking for Artist” - Looking for a Colourist
Comment - I need a colourist to colour the pages of lineart I will be drawing out (made in photoshop with separated layers).
e.g. Under “Artist looking for Author” – Require help with dialog
Comment – I need someone to help edit and improve the dialog between characters to make each more distinct and enjoyable to read.</dd>
<dt>2) What is it you want to create?</dt>
<dd>This is more of a problem when you don't have a set idea, but saying 'I'll do any genre' is unbelievably irritating for potential collaborators because they don't want to waste time sending you a pitch only to hear that you don't like the idea and that it's out of the area you prefer to work in. Diversity is good, showing a preference is much better.
<ul>
<li>the genres/mood of their story (eg I'd like to do a serious, gritty kind of story. I’m open to fantasy or sci fi things, but I won't do romance or comedy.)</li>
<li>the style of art they are looking for/able to do, and whether they want digital or traditional</li>
<li>the length of the manga, and length of chapters/volumes (able to make or draw for)</li>
<li>right-to-left or left-to-right?</li>
<li>whether or not this manga will be uploaded for free online, self-published and sold, printed, ebook, what?</li>
<li>probably the most important thing, yet a lot of people don't mention it: whether the story has sexual content, gore, yaoi/yuri, fetishes, religion, politics, sensitive/controversial topics... anything that might make someone uncomfortable.</li>
<li>timeline/deadlines</li>
<li>contact info (bear in mind the time zones can be very different, as well as people's erratic sleeping patterns. It's best to establish this early on so you know how/when communication will work). While the comment section under the comic can pass along important information like availability, please do not hold lengthy discussions and clog the size of the page.</li>
<li>How often do you expect pages prepared for uploading?</li>
<li>Do you want the other person involved in setting up the website with custom images etc.?</li>
</ul>
</dd>
<dt>3) Additional samples</dt>
DO NOT LINK TO IT IF IT'S AN IMAGE. Use the url of the image in between the image tags: "< img src="URL" >" so the picture is directly in your post.

Putting a bit of a page script in spoiler tags "< span class="spoiler" >This is a spoiler.</span>" would be advisable, as well as story ideas you have so the artist can see how you transfer your ideas.

When using it, there are no spaces between the brackets and the text.

(CSS for actual.
span.spoiler {
color: #ffffff;
background-color: #ffffff;
border: dotted #cccccc 1px;
}

span.spoiler:hover {
color: #000000;
}
)
Geniusguy445
August 26th, 2013
So the little shy guy thought he could steal a neon sign and get away with it? Maybe he should of chosen a better hiding spot. Or maybe he should have ditched the sign.
@JDPftw: Ah, but compare Newton in both fields. In physics, he is now concidered woefully naive about the equations for gravity and is recalled only to teach an oversimplified method for grade 11 physics students. However, in discovering Calculus, his work is still used today.
Geniusguy445
August 21st, 2013
grr the box holding the vote pics isn't big enough to give detail to the icons. >:(
JDPftw
August 19th, 2013
You should make a comic with 1000 ways to gameover. I'd read it.
What's up with the half blue half red science arrow? It's not like Math and Science go together or anything :P
For some reason, I just find this hilarious. I also have been creating my own breed of shy guys that no one else has seen yet, so you may not understand.

Most of these Shy Guys fall into the "too stupid to know that's not how life works" category. That's the quickest way I can get you up to speed. I may upload more comics if I feel the urge.
Geniusguy445
June 28th, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bN5Ecx23YQ

Warthog betrayal on Last Resort.
Geniusguy445
June 27th, 2013
1000 Ways to Die in Video Games
Looking for co-authors.

What it says on the can. The show we all love, featuring obscure and over the top deaths. Not just hit by a goomba, no, these deaths would be accidentally teamkilling an ally with a falling Warthog. (not that i can find the related youtube video anymore) Original is better, we're going for 1000.
More of the same
The first panel of the minicomic is Minecraft. The middle is random, and the last is some guy getting kicked in the face.
OHAI UPDATE
This is an idea of min that I haven't acted on for a little while. Comic Spawner is a place for me and others with awesome ideas to post excerpts/banners/comics of decent quality that they want to do. This comic is meant as a popularity boost for comics (more than sprite galleries) that require a co-author or artist. The community then offers ideas or support regarding their views of the proposed comic.

I personally have probably 4-5 ideas already I want to contribute to Comic Spawner already. Before I make this comic, I want a couple people to comment and let me know if they would contribute. Thanks.
It should work as a Facebook cover photo, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Geniusguy445
October 1st, 2012
Since this list, I add

Mokepon
Sequential Art
Cyborg 009.
-_- Not sure if hipster or troll.
Look down. Look up. YOUR AUDIENCE IS NOW HIPSTERS! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WHEN YOU MAKE WEBCOMICS!
@Zorua ZX: You a hipster bro?