|The Battle for the Carmenta Illustria|
I'm sure many of you remember a while back, I had announced that someone was going to be illustrating Salvation 1 into a graphic novel. And then I just sort of stopped talking about it. The reason for this was that the whole thing sort of fell through, and the concept died. Well... I'd like to revive it. Nothing would give me greater joy (well maybe except for finding a woman I love and starting a family, but that's beside the point) than to see Salvation realized as a fully illustrated graphic work, perhaps ala Frank Miller .
Anyway... I'm not exactly rolling in dough. Not a balla or anything like that, but I'm much better off than I used to be. I would be willing to pay a reasonable price for someone to do this for me. I know this would be a massive undertaking so I am expecting it to cost a few hundred dollars at least. I have no illusions that it would be less than that. But maybe we can work out some sort of installment plan, per release of panel/chapter/piece whatever.
That being said, I'd like suggestions from you! My readers, followers, and fellow members of DeviantART. Suggestions of artists you know who would be capable of taking on such a project, and who would be willing to do it for a reasonable price. Now, I'm not asking for an amazing, incredible artist - but I don't expect stick figures or doodles. Doesn't have to be a color artist, can be black & white (though lord knows I would prefer and LOVE color). And there's no like timelimit on this or anything. This purely something that I want for my own fullfillment.
My works aren't insanely popular, but I do think they have a somewhat loyal (if small) following. And I think this would work to gain exposure for both myself as a writer/artist, and to any artist who is willing to do this.
So ask around! If you guys want this to happen, send me some names. I'll send 'em a message, and explain the project and see if they're up for the challenge.
I know this is going to be quite an expensive project to fund, so if anyone would like to help in that respect - won't turn anyone down.
I WANT Salvation: The Graphic Novel to happen - and when I want something to happen, I tend to make it happen. I'm going to realize this - just need a little help. So get those suggestions coming peeps!
P.S. I know there are a LOT of amazing garry's mod/3D modeling artists out there. This project does NOT have to be drawn. If someone can make the full thing happen in G-Mod with proper lighting and effects (e.g. the works of Sp1ash who does some mindblowing, breathtaking works with Gmod and SFM) That would be 100% fine by me. As a matter of fact, I think I may prefer it
Keep me posted.
My name is Jesse De La Rosa and I don't know if I consider myself an artist or not, but I know that I do enjoy making creations in photoshop. Most of what I do is logos, websites, wallpapers, and general graphic touching up. I'm always looking to expand my graphic knowledge and I try to learn something new everyday.|
I also don't know if I'd consider myself a writer or not, but I am the author of SALVATION: A Half-Life/Mass Effect Universe Fan Fiction which intertwines the paths of two legendary heroes of gaming; Dr. Gordon Freeman and Commander John Shepard, as they attempt to stand against an enemy bent on annihilating all life in the known galaxy.
Salvation Table of Contents: [Link]
Episode I Table of Contents: [Link]
Current Residence: San Antonio, TX
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Personal Quote: Challenge the Invincible, Change the Inevitable