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@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".


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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.


Edited by Ursa Magnus, 12 August 2018 - 10:05 AM.


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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. 



#8 Fero McPigletron

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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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#11 Fortress Ironhold

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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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