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  • #16
    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    Oh, they wouldn't pass. It's a sad state of affairs, but they wouldn't.
    Then I guess if it's something you really want you'll need to set up shop online for a while and after that maybe one of the idies would pick your idea up. Assuming you've got an artist or can draw them yourself?

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
      He isn't the greatest writer form-wise, but his books are entertaining and they would make great movies. But they won't be, at least not for the time being.
      I've read enough novelists' interviews that Hollywood will not let them write the screenplay. Hollywood execs RARELY lets a novelist write their own book's screenplay. It has been done, though.

      Example: Walter Moseley (Devil in a Blue Dress) wrote the book and the screenplay, and he did the same for Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned. He won an award for one of those screenplays. Granted, Walter is one of the best author I've read. He takes a standard plot and writes so beautifully and lyrical...it's wonderful and intimidating.
      "I am just a worthless liar. I am just an embecile. I will only complicate you, trust in me and fall as well. I will find a center in you; I will chew it up and leave. I will work to elevate you, just enough to bring you down. Why can't we drink forever? I just want to start this over!" TOOL

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Jan
        Then I guess if it's something you really want you'll need to set up shop online for a while and after that maybe one of the idies would pick your idea up. Assuming you've got an artist or can draw them yourself?

        Jan
        Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible, and now writing Ultimate X-Men) found artists for his books by himself. He didn't wait for Marvel/DC or any other indie publisher to sign him up. At Image comics you bring in the product (comic) fully assembled, they just publish it for a flat fee, that's it. Creator-friendly wise, they're a pretty good bet. It's not psuedo-creator-owned property like Marvel/DC.

        In Oregon, there's a lot of professional comic creators living in the area, and other unpublished comic artists looking to illustrate a script.

        You got to put out the feelers, troll the convention halls and build the relationships. It doesn't happen overnight. Hate him or like him, but Bendis was publishing indie books for about 10 years before his success. Think about -- 10 years, dude.
        "I am just a worthless liar. I am just an embecile. I will only complicate you, trust in me and fall as well. I will find a center in you; I will chew it up and leave. I will work to elevate you, just enough to bring you down. Why can't we drink forever? I just want to start this over!" TOOL

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        • #19
          Originally posted by manwithnoname
          I've read enough novelists' interviews that Hollywood will not let them write the screenplay. Hollywood execs RARELY lets a novelist write their own book's screenplay. It has been done, though.

          Example: Walter Moseley (Devil in a Blue Dress) wrote the book and the screenplay, and he did the same for Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned. He won an award for one of those screenplays. Granted, Walter is one of the best author I've read. He takes a standard plot and writes so beautifully and lyrical...it's wonderful and intimidating.
          Considering that Flynn isn't a master of form in novels, I wouldn't want him doing screenplays, either. But he would have to be brought in as a producer so that things don't get changed.

          Crichton and Clancy just sign over the stories for money and let Hollywood do what they want, which is fine. While Flynn doesn't want anything outright changed, I doubt he minds if the director takes some creative license. And that's reasonable.

          Originally posted by Jan
          Then I guess if it's something you really want you'll need to set up shop online for a while and after that maybe one of the idies would pick your idea up. Assuming you've got an artist or can draw them yourself?
          Years ago, when a friend and I came up with the idea, we had someone willing to help us out. But that was years ago. I have a few friends who can draw, but time is a factor.
          Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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          • #20
            JMS has reappeared with his latest Words, Words, Words column. This one is about getting it done.

            Jan
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • #21
              I agree with him on writing that story that you just can't find.
              Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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              • #22
                DHorse New Recruits now accepting entries for the 2006 calendar year.

                Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
                I could never be a comic writer because they'd reject my ideas.

                I sent a few in to DH when they had that open invitation thing a few years ago.
                Taken from DHorse website: "Mike Richardson Wants You to Join the Dark Horse Army. Entries received now through December 31, 2006 will be reviewed in early 2007."


                ZDweller, here's another opportunity for you. They may have rejected you once, but that doesn't mean they'll reject you a second time. Maybe rewriting/polishing your idea/writing sample would do your idea(s) justice.

                here's the weblink: http://www.darkhorse.com/company/newrecruits.php

                good luck!

                Oh, yeah, for those interested: DHorse is having a contest:
                Grand Prize (1):
                - Roundtrip airfare for two.
                - Lodging for three days and two nights (July 21-23).
                - $500 in spending money.
                - 2 passes to the convention (July 21-23).
                - "VIP" pass to all Dark Horse Comics-related events.

                Runners-up (5):
                - Dark Horse Comics Prize Package full of comics, paperbacks, and other items.

                Good luck, everybody!
                "I am just a worthless liar. I am just an embecile. I will only complicate you, trust in me and fall as well. I will find a center in you; I will chew it up and leave. I will work to elevate you, just enough to bring you down. Why can't we drink forever? I just want to start this over!" TOOL

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                • #23
                  Thanks.

                  I do have two articles published in a growing magazine (right now, it's probably distriubted all throughout the mid-south and southeast, and maybe a few mid-west and southwestern states), and the people tell me to send them articles any time, so that's always good to have under my belt.
                  Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                  • #24
                    From what I understand, having something published that you can put in your cover letter when sending submission is also very helpful.

                    Jan
                    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
                      Thanks.

                      I do have two articles published in a growing magazine (right now, it's probably distriubted all throughout the mid-south and southeast, and maybe a few mid-west and southwestern states), and the people tell me to send them articles any time, so that's always good to have under my belt.
                      Z'Dweller, it's great news to hear (read) you've been published twice. What are the names of the two magazine titles? (Hint, hint)

                      Did you realize another possibility here? All you have to do is type, in this thread, the names of the magazine titles. And someone might seek out those very same issues, possibly like your stories, write a letter to the editor about how much he/she liked the story, editor requests more stories from same author (that's you, Z'Dweller).

                      See?

                      I would be interested in reading what you wrote. Rhetorical: How many out there would also like to do the same?

                      Take those stories out from your Utility Belt and use them to fight crime...or use it to get noticed at DHorse.

                      You've read enough comics to know that having a utility belt is pretty useless -- unless you use what's inside. Cable had all those pouches ([email protected] Liefeld) and he NEVER used them for anything; that's why it took him so long to defeat Apocalypse.

                      Batman is a Badmamajamma. Why? He uses the utility belt. Plain and simple. I know I'm being funny here, but there's a lot of truth.

                      Jan is correct. Listen to her roar.
                      Last edited by manwithnoname; 04-17-2006, 09:00 PM.
                      "I am just a worthless liar. I am just an embecile. I will only complicate you, trust in me and fall as well. I will find a center in you; I will chew it up and leave. I will work to elevate you, just enough to bring you down. Why can't we drink forever? I just want to start this over!" TOOL

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                      • #26
                        Here is one of the articles:

                        http://www.geocities.com/realsithsquadron/rtc6.html
                        Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                        • #27
                          Column # 6 is up now. There's a note that says that, while the column schedule is dependant on JMS's, it'll probably by approximately bi-weekly. Also, in the column JMS invites people to ask questions and suggest topics for him to write columns about in the future.

                          Jan
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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