Hello! I'm the main artist for Midwinter
, a comic that's been in production since 2013. We're in need of a background artist
that is comfortable drawing urban areas such as city streets, city overviews, singular buildings, etc. within a scifi theme. Rubble and foliage will also be common.
All we need is lineart
on the comic pages themselves. We can do the rest! Other duties may include designing certain buildings or drawing in props.
To see some examples, check out the sample below:
(view the pdf at 75% for best quality)
The skills we're looking for are:+
Strong sense of perspective+
Detail oriented (clean lines, no gaps between them. Makes it easier on our toner.)+
Open to feedback & critique+
Communicative, open about your limitations and schedule+
Ability to work within a deadlineExtra skills that we'd find SUPER useful, but aren't required:+
Comfortable with vehicle drawing/design+
3D modeling or SketchUp experienceSome software you will need when starting with us:+
Photoshop or drawing equivalent--->
Basically, anything that can read PSDs. Paint Tool Sai, Clip Studio, SketchBook Pro, etc.+
Your computer needs to be able to handle large files. They will probably be 20-40MB when you start working on them. A finished page can range 80-120MB.
This is a negotiable, PAID
position. In the past, payments have been calculated in a flat rate, per page format. This means that you get paid the same for each page whether it's an involved establishing shot or there's only 1-2 panels mostly covered by characters.
The flat rate format makes it easier on all parties, but if you're not comfortable with that, it is certainly up for discussion. We're open to other avenues.
Design work will be paid for separately and based on your personal rates.
All that said, I want to be upfront with you guys: we are not a self-sufficient commercial entity. We may not be able to offer industry standard payment, and we apologize for that. Though we go to conventions and try to sell things online, the core team doesn't see a cent of it. It goes to table costs, supplies, printing, and to the other assistant artists.
Depending on skill level, we're comfortable offering $15-30/page. We're open to higher price points depending on the artist, but we would not be able to afford anything over $50/page. Please keep that in mind when applying.TO APPLY
, please send your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell us why you feel you'd be a good fit for the position. Thank you!