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Creators helping creators make comics.

In addition to finding collaborators, this is a great place for feedback and advice. Post your work! Ask for help! There are lots of writers and artists who are willing to discuss and critique your work. We have plenty of members who can answer your questions and give you tips regarding publishing and breaking into the industry.

Now it's all up to you! Let's make comics!

READ FIRST - Submission Guidelines - FAQ - Resources - Social Media Roundup (Aug 2019) - Monthly Discussion (September)

Welcome to Comicbookcollabs!

Creators helping creators make comics.

In addition to finding collaborators, this is a great place for feedback and advice. Post your work! Ask for help! There are lots of writers and artists who are willing to discuss and critique your work. We have plenty of members who can answer your questions and give you tips regarding publishing and breaking into the industry.

Before you post, make sure you read the FAQ's. This is really important. There you'll find a lot of useful guidelines and information regarding writer-artist collaboration, successful project-pitching, the industry as a whole, etc. You might also find our resources page helpful.

Now it's all up to you! Let's make comics!

Communication

Getting the word out about your project is important. View our social media thread of other community indie creators. Follow their work and they will follow yours!

Join fellow creators in the Reddit Comic Creators Discord Chat. Meet and talk with other creators live!

Submission Guidelines and Rules

All submission guidelines and rules can be found on our submission guidelines and rules page.

Offending posts will be removed and asked to fix their content.

If you have been scammed or have had a bad experience with a collaborator, you must contact the mods before posting a "warning" on the sub. Any posts calling out collaborators - by username or real name - or reveal personal information without going through the moderators will be removed.

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Comic Book Artist for Hire here! Ready to start working on your next cool project!

Hi people!

Im Omaik, im a comic artist with 10+ years of experience, and looking for new projects to work on! I like to work on all genres and most styles, favorites are semirealistic, cartoony, manga and european style comics. My rates are between $40 to $100, depending on if its color or b&w art, size, style and more. Tell me about your project and we can negotiate.

Here are some of my samples. If interested, there also is my contact info, or you can also send me a pm here on reddit.

https://www.deviantart.com/omaik/gallery/70900756/sequential-pages

https://preview.redd.it/kznhaib6sisc1.jpg?width=647&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=8e146f430fec2ad2f6a6fd6fb0877ccc99cfc63e

https://preview.redd.it/gl1k8158sisc1.jpg?width=841&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=fe6f679a3b6958f289488e0b5703c2ddd682b3ee

https://preview.redd.it/kh2rf0tbsisc1.jpg?width=582&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=851cc6873c8a039e7986ec40be3c15651d6a14c3

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2024/04/04
20:10 UTC

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[FOR HIRE] Professional artist looking for comic/illustration commissions.

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2024/04/04
19:43 UTC

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Why are we fighting?

I see no reason for artists and writers to be at each others throats, as a guy who’s worn both hats. Having one side decide that the other does “less” work and deserves to be paid less does nothing but galvanize publishers/idea guys who are already more than happy to underpay talent.

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2024/04/04
19:38 UTC

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Some thoughts on the whole Artist v Writer thing.

Disclaimer: I am a "writer" (obviously amature without any published works) and I want to clarify one thing: in any comic/webtoon/manga project, the artist is ALWAYS more important than the writer. This is similar to how in League of Legends, the proper ADC should ALWAYS do more damage than the support simply because their kit fundamentally deals more damage.

I really want to discuss how a writer can be more versatile and bring more to a project instead of just a scripting machine.

1,) General Organisation: I saw a lot of comments stating: "Oh, I can finish 1 chapter of the script in X amount of hours" and to that, I partially agree. However, scripting, in my opinion, should only account for around the last 30% of the writing efforts. The rest 70% goes into world-building, character designs, creature/tools/weapons/abilities/other designs, and finally the plot/chapter planning (we'll get to this later). The writer should organize all of these ideas and write them down into organized documents. This may seem like spam, but this will allow others to better understand the project and can be just linked in the script later, which saves a lot of time (See example below). Also, the writer should simply be in charge of organising all the documents, keeping track of the art drafts, references and making things easily accessible to the artist.

For example:
In the following scene, the character arrives at [ location X] (settings document). [Character A] (Character document) takes out [object B] (Tools document).

2,) Planning Ahead: Following the previous point, the non-script documents should always be updated first before beginning work on the scripts. A major issue with a lot of published projects is that the authors didn't anticipate the amount of work and spent more time drawing/refining the latest chapter, rather than planning what the next arc is going to revolve around. So while the artist is completing the pages, the writer should be constantly planning and refining future chapters/arcs as well as coming up with new designs and items. This will significantly reduce the effects of "rushed chapters". The writer should know the ending and general goal of the story, and should always be a few chapters worth of script ahead of the artist and can adjust the script anytime.

3,) Flexibility: There are many ways to write a script and different people prefer different style of script. The writer should always consult the artist on the type of script they want. This includes: level of detail, panel-by-panel or dialogues only, or way of inserting references.

Finally, aside from these points, there are more things such as pacing, finding support artists or organize meetings that the writer can do. I think by doing these, the artist can more comfortably focus on the art and the writer won't feel like a 'free rider' that only contributes a little to the project.

I want to draw the writer-artist relationship to League bot-lane dynamic again. The writer is the support and the artist is the ADC. The ADC is the one who needs to have good hands to deal the maximum damage in a fight and conduct insane outplays. On the other hand, the support doesn't need to have good hands, instead, they have more brain capacity to look at the map status and plan for a play. The support can buy items that help the ADC survive longer or deal more damage. However, if the support are just there to throw some random abilities, they might as well just go AFK so the ADC can solo the lane with more XP.

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2024/04/04
14:16 UTC

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Mash Burnedead vs Saitama

Hello. Would you be kind and support me on my social media. This is one of my works. Thank you😊 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@beyond_manga?_t=8lF3w7z5RSb&_r=1

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2024/04/04
09:01 UTC

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My fan art for Xmen 97

the show seems really fun, I hope it helps fuel your creativity as well as it did for me.
more of my stuff in my IG #qione01

https://preview.redd.it/o95vw4tcedsc1.png?width=2480&format=png&auto=webp&s=0bedf1633a33d32c566a60767fb83984c780461e

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2024/04/04
02:07 UTC

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Graphic Novel Inker Wanted

update

I am a writer/artist seeking a colorist & letterer to finish first part of this project. I have just finished laying out Volume 1. The concept is mythological horror, Lovecraft nods and Norse mythology.

Hoping to find like minded collaborators.

No anime or flat style. It’s a dark cosmic world and hope to find someone who also enjoys Hellraiser and Sandman. Think Vertigo comics.

DM me or reply with portfolios. Thanks so much.

update

I think I have the inking lined up. Now focused on colorist and letterer.

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2024/04/03
22:25 UTC

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Kiro goes for the head in today's wip

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2024/04/03
21:34 UTC

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In your opinion: Difference between paying an artist and writer?

This may be foolish of me and please feel free to correct me! I've been browsing writers work lately and alot of them price themselves quite low overall and compared to artist it's a huge dysparity on how theyre spoken about.

I know artists are doing alot of the work when ut comes to comics! Full respect of course...

But why, when I see writers brought up, are their rates not even 1/4 of some of the artists I see per page? Some get spoken about like their contribution is one off whereas the artists is seen as permanent?

I hope this makes sense. I write this from the viewpoint if an artist who cant write to save its life. I'm looking into writing rates for scripts, skeletons and stories for the far future and noticed that level of dysparity and I was hoping someone more experienced could clarify to me if they have the time. No pressure ofc! I'd also love to hear your opinion if you're a writer or artist!

Im just starting to try make comics properly so I just wanna try get a handle on everything, reasons why and figure things out as i go. Tysm for your time and reading this far!

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2024/04/03
20:23 UTC

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[For Hire] Artist with Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli and Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes Influences

1 Comment
2024/04/03
18:52 UTC

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Looking for a scriptwriter?

📣 Attention comic book enthusiasts, TV show aficionados, and movie buffs! 📣

Are you on the hunt for an author and scriptwriter to bring your creative vision to life? Look no further!

I specialize in comic book writing, with a knack for crafting captivating storylines, dynamic characters, and thrilling plots that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. But that's not all! I'm also adept at writing for TV shows and movies, ensuring that every scene, dialogue, and twist resonates with audiences.

I have multiple scripts ready to showcase, I am your go-to professional for all your storytelling needs. Currently, I'm passionately engaged as a scriptwriter and editor for a thrilling comic book project, where my skills are being put to the test to deliver top-notch content. But I am looking to expand my work hours to go full time!

At just 0.10 USD per word, you can access the expertise of a seasoned wordsmith who is dedicated to bringing your ideas to fruition. Whether you're a seasoned publisher seeking fresh talent or a budding creator looking to collaborate, I'm here to elevate your projects to new heights.

Let's embark on an exciting journey together! Reach out today to discuss how we can collaborate and create magic on the page and screen!

Portfolio

10 Comments
2024/04/03
18:23 UTC

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[FOR HIRE] [Illustration/Fanart/Portrait/Character design/ sketch, OC,Props items,Statue Concepts] Contact me if you are interested! links below or DM ME. Open to commissions or contract.

1 Comment
2024/04/03
17:32 UTC

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Comic format for TikTok and Youtube shorts

I'm working on a comic and don't know what the page size should be in order to be read well on tik tok and youtube shorts. I've tried making a 8.5 x 11 size page and uploaded that but the words were too small to read easily. I thought of making a square page with 3-5 panels each to try and make something easy to read on a phone. I'm not sure where what kind of page to make that works well on these platforms. Anyone have any ideas?

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2024/04/03
15:45 UTC

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New comics from The Comic Jam - 03Apr24

Sharpen your stakes and steel your nerves, for in the realm of Medieval Vampires, the night holds untold dangers and secrets that refuse to stay buried. Keep your necks covered for this week's comics.

https://medium.com/thecomicjam/medieval-vampire-89be45a76efc

Rising Son of Dracula - Story by Bear Claw | Art by Kenneth Fontano | Letters by Jack Van Thomme

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2024/04/03
15:16 UTC

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Graphic Novel Series Pitch Advice

Hello everyone!

Just looking for some general advice to go along with what I've been researching myself.

Is it generally harder to pitch a series than a stand-alone graphic novel? Does anyone have experience or advice on how to do this clearly and concisely in a pitch?t. I'm going to also summarize the line of events for the other two books so the publisher isn't concerned with me having no direction with the rest of the series.

Is it generally harder to pitch a series rather than a stand-alone graphic novel? Does anyone have experience or advice on how to do this clearly and concisely in a pitch?

Thanks so much!

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2024/04/03
12:29 UTC

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Artist for hire. Rate depending project. I’m not a bot or scammer. My portfolio is under my Reddit profile. Email vin_agre@hotmail.com

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2024/04/03
10:55 UTC

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