Dai wrote: StrateryB wrote:
Original Characters for a collaboration story I'm doing with my friend "Meliona". The story itself is an action/comedy playing on the idea of heroes and villains. I would say more, but I rather not rant if there's no interest.
Well, I've become interested with it lately.
So are you guys planning to start the comic soon? It seems like you already have everything to start it; the characters, the setting, and the basic plot. Plus, you already have the capability to draw it. Since none of you are aiming for professionalism, then you really don't need to spend time practicing. You guys could be using all that time to put the pages together instead.
Thank you for the interest!
There's actually quite a few problems...
First, currently, we're only able to contact Meliona via phone and internet, I'm pretty sure around summer though, we might be able to actually go see her in person. It's mainly a personal preference but I rather speak to her in person because the way we've planned everything up to now has been very troublesome. Even though Meliona lives failry close to us, I haven't been able to see her for a year, and Gardenia has actually never met her, so in summer we plan to drive over and visit. But that's up to Gardenia, since I can't drive haha.
Second, Meliona actually wants to go professional but Gardenia and I don't. So I wonder if I can get her to work on this as an online webcomic/webmanga, but I think she'll be fine with that. I'm sure she won't mind one story to be published by ourselves since she's got tons of others. Still talking it out...
Third, I think it's a better idea to wait for Meliona to graduate high school first. I don't want to load her down with work or distract her from her school work (and she knows I'm iffy about that). Gardenia and I are older so I guess it's easier for us. Plus, Meliona always puts her 100% in her art even if we're not aiming for the highest quality, she always goes for it anyway; I rather not stress her out.
These are all pretty simple problems anyway and can be resolved easily. While we talk it out I'll just be doing little mini comics in the meantime. We are writing parts of the script though, which so far has been successful. Honestly, thanks for the interest. I was worried about whether or not people who become interested since most people don't seem to like stories based on the stereotypes of heroes and villains.
I'm debating whether or not to post a basic summary/character intros because I know Meliona's a bit uncomfortable with it...
This is a character of mine from a different story Gardenia and I write.
She's super stiff...and the wrinkles/folds on the clothes make no sense...and her head has a funny shape...I could go on. Something I drew for fun while chatting with Gardenia and my brother, who were giving me weird prompts. I eventually thought it looked nice enough to color (wait, I do that a lot...).
I just realized that anything I draw from this story involves chains
and red...then again, I do have a bit of a chains/bandages/scar fetish...
This story is a lot more dark/serious/gory compared to our collaboration with Meliona, but that's what happens when I write most of the story ha ha!