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My name is Ryan. Ive been writing for several years and won an award for first place at my school out of 1000 students that entered. I have quite a few short stories I would like to make into manga's. I also have a story specifically for a manga series that has been in the works for about seven years now rough draft after rough draft after rough draft I think im finally at the point that its about ready. Im also open to ideas. So if your interested reply to this or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with some of your work. Thanks
Dude, noone will help you unless you pay them or have hook-ups to magazines. If you are as good as you say, pay out like 50 dollars to have like 10 Semi-pro pages done. The people that do it for free will most likely give you sub-par work. I would do it for 50 bucks lol.
For me, personally, I do both and I'm willing to work with people that have great stories, even if they don't pay me. After all, I don't pay them for the story, so why should they pay me for the art? I've drawn for other people who have stories I'm neutral about (they never evolved, so I never developed an opinion,) where they hired me as an artist and paid me. But I think a better story can come from equal cooperation, where neither side feels like they're being employed by the other.
blade5468, I like the point you are making, but at the same time, look at how many requests for artists there are and look how little people are requesting authors. I personally think this is due to the amount of time it takes for aritsts to do one page. It takes me about 8-10 hours to complete one manga page. In the industry, that is what i see the most of. I work for Ultimate-Eclipse-Studios as a marketing manager. We are going to launch a manga magazine soon. We have contracted professional artists. The norm seems to be that unless you have a VERY in-depth story with concept sketches and extremely detailed character work, no professionals will work with you. All the pros I have on my team we had to pay even though we wrote the stories. Thats why I suggested that if rjc is as good as he says, he should find professionals that "pay their house bills" as an illustrator and do it the right way. Best of luck rjc!