Anyway, where was I? Ah yes. I figure it is probably a long shot, but I thought I might place a little advertisement here.
Are you an artist? Have you always dreamed of having your very own web comic? But do you have one little problem of not being able to come up with a story? Well then... I am currently accepting applications from anyone interested in being the artist in a web comic adaptation of Boy Scouts ½ !
What you need to be able to do:
Take every story in the Boy Scouts ½ canon, including canon side-stories*, and adapt them for use as a comic. (No, you don't have to do this all at once! As the comic goes on is fine.) This includes scripting and story boarding each comic, drawing up a rough draft, sending it to me for aproval (which hopefully, not too far into the whole process, should be a fairly painless matter of me looking at it and saying, "Yup, looks good.") then drawing up the final comic.
You will have leeway with the adaptation process, with the freedom to expand or contract the story as you see fit. For example, with over one year's worth of story time available to you from the get-go, it could give you the option of potentially foreshadowing future events, adding "early bird" cameos, or setting up brick jokes to be payed off much later.
I will exorcise final editorial say, but this will mostly be to make sure that any changes you may introduce do not either (a) leave out a detail that may be important for later or (b) add something that may be contradictory to something later in the story. I will try to be available for any questions you may have on the content of the original stories, or if you wish to ask about it in advance on any changes you may wish to make.
It will be up to you do design the characters and environments, based when possible off of how they are described in story, or in some cases (such as characters and environments based on actual persons or places, or those borrowed from other works) based on whatever per-existing imagery may be available for you to use as a basis. Early on, before the comic goes live and it is just in the planning stages, there will likely be some more direct back-and-fourth between you and I as we establish designs for the primary characters.
You will be free to decide on an update schedule, as long as it is a minimum of three a week (for example, a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule, or a Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday schedule), although if you feel you will be able to maintain a more ambitious schedule (five days, or even seven days) you are welcome to try, as long as you are able to maintain consistency in this schedule. It should also be a goal to maintain an update buffer of one month's worth of comics, so that updates can continue as scheduled in the event of an illness or other unforeseen circumstance.
I will create a new website, just for the comic, that you and I will both have access to having the ability to update. Don't worry if you don't know fancy HTML or anything. I'll set up this hypothetical new site here on Weebly, get it all ready for comics, and then show you how to add them. From there, it will be up to you to update the website with each new comic, and you will also (should you choose to) have the freedom to put whatever editorial comments you wish after each comic.
Anything produced for Boy Scouts ½ will be considered the property of John Smith Publishing, Inkorporated (in other words, me: Matthew Atanian), but you will share copyright on the comic version.
People interested in offering their services for this should understand up front that this is strictly volunteering your services, and not a compensated position.
So, any aspiring web comic artists out there looking for a good story to use? Boy Scouts ½ could be your opportunity! Send me an e-mail expressing your interest, with "Boy Scouts ½ comic artist application" in the subject line!
*The subject of spin-offs such as Perspectives and Kenny's Lab can be decided upon later.