The Quietly

angelcreations:

My friend heather-emme wrote about how I’m one of the GIG (Girls in Geekdom) that bring her the happy and I’m so overwhelmed and I want to pass it on so here are some of my favorite GIG’s atm*

The amazing imaicosplay - not only is she a talented seamstress, artist and armor crafter, but she is also a hilarious and fun person to be around and a true friend - check out her work, follow her and send her some love.

The lovely megankearney who’s batbcomic (Beauty and the Beast comic) keeps me holding my breath and looking up the meaning of flowers and admiring her incredible ability to create intricate expressions and scenery with only light and shadow.

The wonderful gamma-girl who just finished her amazing comic Take Off! Which is truly a work to be proud of and I can’t wait to see not only her next comic project but also her art gracing the covers of TMNT comics in the future! (it WILL happen!)

The delightful hopelnicholson who is now running her second sucessful kickstarter and helping to create a new platform for Canadian comics by showcasing our own unique comic history and heroes!  Check out and back her Brok Windsor Kickstarter now!

*my list is a mile long because I am so lucky to know so many creative, amazing, talented, and inspiring women SO let’s make this a thing!  

GIG Friday! - showcase some of your favorite Girls in Geekdom and tag it with #GIGFRIDAY - I wanna see all the ladies you admire and I will showcase different ones each friday!

Oh Leslie! Lots of love to all the wonderful women whohave turned Toronto into home for me, and made our humble little studio into the warmest place I’ve ever had the pleasure of working in. <3

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!
Today: Lilac

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!

Today: Lilac

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!
Today: often at odds

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!

Today: often at odds

WiseAbsol Sez…

wiseabsol replied to your post: Finishing up a commission of King Hagg…

Don’t you tempt me girl, XD

Ah, but how else do I pay the rent…? ;)

Finishing up a commission of King Haggard, from The Last Unicorn!
If you&#8217;re interested in commissioning me, check out my website!

Finishing up a commission of King Haggard, from The Last Unicorn!

If you’re interested in commissioning me, check out my website!

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!
Today: Boundaries

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!

Today: Boundaries

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!
Today: Heavy work

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!

Today: Heavy work

A few months back, I released this podcast recording to my Patreon account, and now I’m making it available to the public!

If you’d like to support me, feel free to check out my Patreon page for more goodies like this!

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!
Today: yardwork

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!

Today: yardwork

Hello! I saw your blog from the post on 'Valor'. I had a question: I'm a writer. One of the very first scripts i received attention for was 'Shadowmoon Chronicles'. Its the story of a girl who masquerades as a knight in her father's armor to rescue the Princess she loves. In this climate, its almost impossible to do as a film and I've thought about turning it into a comic. What's the best way to find an artist? Thanks!

Hey Quartorz!

Oh, wow — is there a place your script is viewable? I’d love to take a peek!

Finding an artist can depend on a few things, the most pertinent of which, I think is…

How do you hope to distribute the final work?

If you are working with your publisher, they’ll likely be ready and able to connect you with artists. If you know of an artist you want to work with, you may approach your publisher with samples of their work and let the publisher get in contact.

If you don’t have a publisher, and you want to pitch the project, you’ll likely want to hire an artist to help you create a pitch package — just like when selling a novel or TV show. Your pitch package should contain the title and logline, a one-paragraph outline of the story, a one-page treatment that goes into more detail, short character bios with illustrations, and 6-12 pages of finished comics to show what you and your artist can do together. Most of my income comes from partnering with writers to pitch books, and I charge roughly $2500-$5000 for finished pitch packages, but that is always changing!

If you plan to self publish, You’re going to want to start saving your pennies to compensate your artist. A single page of inked comics goes between $100-$300 bucks a pop.

If you’re thinking you want to do a webcomic, you may be able to find an artist willing to collaborate with you for a lesser fee, or even as a partner working pro-bono. However, in doing this you have to accept that paying work will always take precedence over your project, and your artist may have to walk away mid-project as their career changes. If you can’t pay good rates, you’ll need to make working with you worthwhile in other ways, and be understanding when your artist has other obligations.

OKAY! But if you knew all that already — Contact artist who are already working in styles you like or genres that you regularly work in! Almost all of us are on the look-out for work.

Conventions are a great place to make connections and nab business cards, but following links from webcomics and art blogs can be even more fruitful (just like you messaging me via Valor! Good call!).

Don’t be scared to email an artist inquiring about their availability and rates — even if we can’t take on your project, due to our schedules or our financial needs, we may know someone who can. We really are a big community, and I’ve passed work on to my friends and studiomates on many occasions when I was just too swamped to take it on, or when I thought someone else would be a better fit.

Tumblr and DeviantArt are great places to unearth artists, but be sure to check their professional portfolio websites, too. See what they’ve done in the past, and don’t be scared to drop a line to other writers, editors or partners they’ve worked with to see how they are with deadlines and such. I pride myself good communication and meeting deadlines, but there are some amazing artists out there who just can’t finish things. You don’t want your baby stuck in limbo for years.

You can also place advertisements seeking artists on places like Freelanced, kijiji, Conceptart.org and so on, but I think you will have a better chance of getting what you really want if you do a little hunting around and approach artists directly. That way, you know who you’re working with and what you’re getting right from the start.

You can also check the author information in anthologies like Flight or Valor or books from graphic novel publishers like First Second, Archaia and Oni Press, and look them up. Just because an artist has been published doesn’t mean they arent looking for work!

I hope that was helpful, and not just longwinded! Feel free to drop me a line if you want to know something more specific, or if you’d like to chat more!

Inking Valor pages today. Penciling-Stage-Megan really REALLY likes making Inking-Stage Megan suffer. I shudder to think of what awaits poor Colour-Stage Megan.

Inking Valor pages today. Penciling-Stage-Megan really REALLY likes making Inking-Stage Megan suffer. I shudder to think of what awaits poor Colour-Stage Megan.

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!
Today: bored

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!

Today: bored

secondlina:

squidsalad:

OMG YOU GUYS!!! Thank you to everyone who backed this and spread the word!!! I’m totally blown away by how amazing and supportive everyone has been. And I’m so honored to be a part of this. This is so cool!!! And honestly this is a huge triumph not b/c of the $ but bc this shows how badly women-positive stories in comics are needed & wanted!!!

I made this button in the shape of a V for victory, for courage and for VALOR!


And if you missed out on this amazing kickstarter, the amazing organizers have a backer-kit link up!!! GET IT HERE

Annie said it all, and with an animated dragon to boot! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

I just got back from dinner with a bunch of the Toronto comics folks to the wonderful news that our kickstarter had not only funded succesfully, but nearly sextupled its goal. I’m so grateful and honoured by your faith in us, Dear Readers. I’ll be working hard to make sure this book is as beautiful as I can.

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!
Today: Something useful to do

batbcomic:

Beauty and The Beast is updated!

Today: Something useful to do

batbcomic:

secondlina:

WE ARE IN THE FINAL DAYS OF THE VALOR ANTHOLOGY KICKSTARTER!

It’s been an intense ride! We met all our stretch goals, adding an comic extra story, prose, and the option of selecting a hardcover edition of the book (to do so, simply add 10$ to your pledge for every copy of the book you have ordered) to our initial book. Wowza!

I’m seeing the stories everyone is working on and I can guarantee Valor’s goal of telling awesome fairy tales featuring courageous female character is met, double-met, triple-met. This book is going to be amazing and I want to thank EVERYONE who is working on it or supporting it financially and morally. 

Check out the kickstarter!

DEAR READERS!

We are at the end of the Valor kickstarter! This is your last chance to be part of funding this gorgeous book, featuring not just myself, but a plethora of astounding artists and genuinely lovely people (I should know, I was out all night singing karaoke with a bunch of them last night!). It’s going to be a beautiful collection, with a brand-new 15 page full-colour story from me, and the chance to score some sweet loot!

If you’re a BATB reader who has donated to the kickstarter, weigh in in the replies! Maybe a little bonus art will appear magically on the tumblr…!