First! Just what is BLAM! Ventures?
BLAM! Ventures is a guerrilla studio that ‘packages’ prose and comic projects for release through other publishers, including creator owned projects originated in house. Projects are finished at BLAM!— pencils, colors, word balloons, graphic design, etc.— and then are offered to one of our many publishing partners. With five major graphic novel releases over a four year publishing history, BLAM! is now looking for a few good artists to become part of the magic that will be BLAM!s next wave of releases.
Who will you be working with?
Andrew E. C. Gaska
[Writing credits: Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, SPACE:1999 Aftershock & Awe, Classic SPACE:1999 To Everything That Was, Critical Millennium, and the upcoming Charger and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Killer]
[Artist/Writer/Creator of The God Machine. Colorist on Mice Templar. Artist on various books.]
Type of job:
Co-creator status with Mr. Gaska, including joint ownership of IP.
Percentage of sales on back end (no upfront payment).
Sense of humor.
Not easily offended.
English reading comprehension.
Ability to meet deadlines and complete projects in a timely manner.
Appropriate art style (see below).
THE BOOKS & STYLES WE’RE LOOKING FOR—-
SUPER HERO BOOK:
Super-Hero style (looking for a more stylized or more realistic than typical super-hero art.) Need to be great with military (i.e. guns, vehicles, uniforms), architecture and environments. Must be able to produce finished pencils (inks if necessary). Must be able to draw mass destruction on a global scale! Ability to color is preferred, but not required.
Estimated book length: 200pp
Black & White art. Art in the vain of an Edgar Rice Burroughs/Bernie Wrightson/Frank Frazetta/Al Williamson-esque pen & ink-like style.
Estimated book length: 100pp
Realistic/ Modern-noir style. Takes place in the present. Need to be great with architecture, environments, gun, vehicles, etc. Ability to color is preferred, but not required.
Estimated book length: 120pp
ADVENTURE PULP BOOK:
Kinetic & Bold style— i.e. Bill Sienkiewicz, Frank Miller, Gerry Alanguilan. Historical accuracy for late 1800’s to WWII. Ability to color is preferred, but not required.
Estimated book length: 140pp
Please tell us which book you are applying for (a good place to start!)
Send us links to jpeg samples of your sequential art that tells a story (6-10 pages), Illustrations & pin-ups (your top 5), a list of your previous experience in comics (not required, but helps!), your website that links to your digital portfolio (not required, but, again, helps.) Please try to show us your work that relates to the book you are applying to (i.e. for the Lovecraftian Book requires a pen & ink style with a pulpy style. Pulpy b&w examples would be a must for you to show us if you can do it.)
PLEASE DO NOT SEND OVER THE AMOUNT THAT IS ASKED FOR. GIVE US YOUR STRONGEST MATERIAL AND YOUR BEST COMIC PAGES THAT TELL A CONTINUOUS STORY!
Please only apply if you are committed to finishing a complete graphic novel as per the estimated page counts listed above. Ownership in these IPs is dependent on delivering a completed publishable story. Only the serious need apply.
BLAM! Ventures / Katie Delz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: BLAM! SUBMISSION [TITLE OF PROJECT(S) YOU’RE SUBMITTING TO HERE]