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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:59 PM

I'm 10 pages into the first draft of a script for my own superhero one-off book (my goal is 32 pages total, plus maybe an 8-page origin). 

 

Given that I'm likely going to have to self-finance it, I'm trying to get a budget together now. 

 

1. What's a fair rate for artists, letterers, colorists, and the like? 

 

2. What's a good publisher or printer (for self-publishing) to go through? 

 

3. About how much can I expect to pay for copyrights (et al)? 

 

Thanks. 



#2 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:52 AM

No idea. Amateur artists might give it a try for practice.

You want critiques of your script? I've written some comics and had them published. It's faux manga tho. I'd have preferred my own superhero concepts.

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#3 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:03 AM

1) Artist rates vary. You'll need to find an artist you like, get a page rate from him/her, and then work from there. If someone is too much for you, thank them for their time and then see who else is available. The same goes for all other aspects. Inkers, colorists, and letterers. Making a comic is not a cheap endeavor. You're looking at at least $2,000+ for a full comic, start to finish. The last story I did ran me $150 per page for pencils/inks, and an additional $30 per page for colors. I did the Lettering and all other aspects myself.

 

2) IndyPlanet.com It's all I use. Great product, people, and service.

 

3) Copyrights run around $150 each I think? That's what I saw when I was doing Steel Wolf.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:33 AM

As an artist/illustrator I've done a few books now. First time out I charged £60 for 15 images. I didn't realise the level of work involved.

 

Now I currently charge between £100 - £200 for 20 or so images (depending on level of detail wanted). - That includes, initial sketches, feedback, drawing and inking, scanning, digital alteration requested and scaling. - note that's not colour as I tend to work in black inks.

 

Covers  I don't do as much but I tend to charge £40-60 for a one off cover - including digital colouring (less if I'm involved with illustrations in the book too) - and that's about the usual I've seen around for entry point.

 

Note: these are book illustrations I'm discussing, eg: Roald Dahl type books. I've done comics, but not professionally so couldn't quote you there.


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#5 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 03:10 AM

Talking about comics over on another website I go to, and it turns out that one of the regulars is a pretty fair artist. 

 

If I can catch them online next time I'll see if they'll give me a quote. 



#6 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

Good luck! Finish your script first, hehe

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#7 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:03 AM

How did anyone here handle securing IP rights for your creations? 

 

I do need to worry about that as well. 



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:03 PM

The anthology mag handled the IP stuff for me (since I'm writing their characters) so I dunno.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:47 PM

You should look up Mythology Kingdom Unbound Ink/inc. Shaun Lee Wood and you seem like a match made in heaven.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:28 AM

OK. 

 

30 pages. 

 

10 pages for the beginning (setting things up), 10 pages for the middle (conflict), 10 for the ending (resolution). 

 

First 10 pages are scripted in draft form. 

 

Planning out second 10 pages now, but I just realized that it'd create a plot hole if I re-used one of the villains from the first 10 pages, so I need to come up with a generic throw-away baddie before I can get them scripted out. 

 

I could easily have the first draft of the script done in a few weeks as long as people quit interrupting me IRL. 


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:56 PM

Starting to script out pages 11 - 20 now. 

 

Still waiting to hear back from the artist I was talking to. 

 

Tentative short list of publishers to solicit to, although I'm trying to investigate further. It would be to my advantage to find a publisher operating out of either Utah or Texas, as with my respective ties to both states I'd have home-court advantage to some degree when it comes to publicity and marketing (born in one; live in the other).

 

Main roadblock at this point appears to be getting the legal stuff sorted. 





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