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    Post Manga writer looking for Manga Artist

    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 chanslerryan@gmail.com with some of your work. Thanks

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    Re: Manga writer looking for Manga Artist

    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.

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    Re: Manga writer looking for Manga Artist

    Quote Originally Posted by MangaDude View Post
    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.
    Plenty of people are perfectly willing to work with a partner without paying. It doesn't have to be a matter of the artist working for the writer, it could be both of them working together on a story, where no one pays the other and they split any potential profits. There's lots of people doing that kind of thing all over the Internet, so it's no surprise he'd be looking for it. The quality of the work isn't really related to whether or not you pay the artist, IMO. That's besides the point that if Ryan's stories are as good as he claims, then there would be a lot of benefit for the artist in cooperating with him. It's far more advantageous to work on a really successful story with someone as unpaid equals compared to a really shitty story that you get $10 per page to do. People that work for "free" aren't doing it necessarily because they're less good than you, they're doing it because they see the advantage in working closely with a partner on a story they're passionate about.

    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.

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    Re: Manga writer looking for Manga Artist

    Can you guys elaborate? What do you mean?

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