Illustrate My Graphic Novel, *Amore Infernale*

  • État: Closed
  • Prix: $400
  • Propositions reçues: 59
  • Gagnant: ALDave76

Résumé de concours

I'm Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and New York Times Bestselling author of the non-fiction graphic novel *Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration* (First Second, 2019). See here for details: [login to view URL]

My next goal is to break into fiction. I've written a fully storyboarded graphic novel, *Amore Infernale*, that I want illustrated. The complete pdf is here: [login to view URL] (Alternate link: [login to view URL])

My business plan is to put the project on Kickstarter once I've settled on an artist.

The contest: I'd like you to illustrate five pages (pages 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) of the pdf and see if we're a good match.

I'm flexible on the comic style. Anything exciting could work, though I tend to prefer a traditional superheroic look. And I'd really like the backgrounds to be based on the real locations in Verona, Italy shown in the storyboards.

After the contest is over, I plan to talk to ALL of the top contestants about illustrating the full 160-page book.

Thanks for your interest! For more info about me, see www.bcaplan.com.

Bryan Caplan

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  • ALDave76
    ALDave76
    • il y a 3 jours

    To everyone else who entered the contest:
    We all probably did our best here and spent decent amount of time and effort but do remember that there’s a rain and sunshine for each of us as well. I have entered a lot of contest and honestly this is my first win that’s why I’m so happy about it. This is my sunshine after a couple of storms.
    Remember, persistence and passion is the key! I wish you guys the best wishes for all your future and current projects and contracts.
    -Dave

    • il y a 3 jours
    1. bryandcaplan
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 jours

      Wise words.

      • il y a 3 jours
  • bryandcaplan
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 jours

    I've awarded the prize to #87 , Aljon Dave D. I've honestly been amazed by the strength of the competition. All of the 5-star entries show amazing talent, and I'm potentially interested in working with all of you at some point. But Aljon's creativity won me over, especially the amazing character design and the expressiveness of the characters. And his work on page 6 and especially page 8 deeply impressed me.

    Thanks again to everyone. It would my pleasure to take any of the contestants out to lunch if you're ever in DC.

    • il y a 3 jours
    1. timothyrphl
      timothyrphl
      • il y a 3 jours

      I just submitted, at least can you give me some feedback so I can improve my skills?

      • il y a 3 jours
    2. ALDave76
      ALDave76
      • il y a 3 jours

      This contest was an Amazing one! the contest holder was very responsive and was patiently guiding us and giving us tips and tweaks. Thank you again for this contest! It was pretty tough getting my entries from 3-stars up to finally being one of the 5-starred entries and finally winning but it was fun and as I have said before, I truly did learn a lot.

      • il y a 3 jours
  • ninoblackwhite
    ninoblackwhite
    • il y a 3 jours

    pleae check #90 I've edited , thank you !

    • il y a 3 jours
  • bryandcaplan
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 4 jours

    Dear contestants,

    I teach a class tomorrow morning. I'll be back around 10:30 ET, look at all remaining entries, and then award the prize. Thanks again for all your efforts, and please know that it is a tough decision between all the 5-star entries.

    • il y a 4 jours
  • ninoblackwhite
    ninoblackwhite
    • il y a 4 jours

    please check #85 , Thank you !

    • il y a 4 jours
  • bryandcaplan
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 5 jours

    The number of top-notch entries arriving at the end is making this a tough decision. I sincerely appreciate all of these wonderfully imaginative entries, the talent on display is most humbling.

    • il y a 5 jours
    1. ninoblackwhite
      ninoblackwhite
      • il y a 4 jours

      I'm racing against time ....

      • il y a 4 jours
  • Eccaia
    Eccaia
    • il y a 5 jours

    thanks for the constest :) good look

    • il y a 5 jours
  • timothyrphl
    timothyrphl
    • il y a 5 jours

    please wait until the time ends

    • il y a 5 jours
  • bryandcaplan
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 6 jours

    #76 is now the front-runner. Great work, and all five pages are virtually complete.

    • il y a 6 jours
  • Gunacidus
    Gunacidus
    • il y a 6 jours

    Hello Bryan. Would you consider to extend the deadline?

    • il y a 6 jours
    1. bryandcaplan
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 6 jours

      Thanks for asking, but I wouldn't feel right about doing that to the other contestants.

      • il y a 6 jours
  • Genealex
    Genealex
    • il y a 6 jours

    Hello, my entry is # 74. I await your opinion.

    • il y a 6 jours
  • syncmasterman
    syncmasterman
    • il y a 1 semaine

    working on it! I just discover this contest! so, can i send to you in black and white artlines first? just to you check my style? If you´ll chose me, then i can paint everything.

    • il y a 1 semaine
  • bryandcaplan
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 1 semaine

    Dear contestants,

    The contest ends in five days. Thank you for all the amazing work! I can easily see working with several of the top entrants. But since there can only be one winner, let me tell you how things stand now.

    1. Entry #59 is the one to beat. I gave it five stars because I really like the style and the entrant submitted all five pages (though those pages aren't quite finished).

    2. The following are all within striking range of winning: #65, #62 , #57 , and #56 . If you are eager to win, please (a) draw all five pages, and (b) make requested revisions.

    3. Remaining entries are probably out of the running unless they make big changes and/or draw a lot more pages.

    P.S. I know most of you live far away from me, but if any of you entrants are ever in Fairfax, I would be happy to treat you to lunch. Thanks for helping me realize my dream...

    • il y a 1 semaine
    1. xetus
      xetus
      • il y a 1 semaine

      Hello. I can Help You, but i wan't to do a free "test tasks". Contact me. My portfolio: https://www.freelancer.com/u/xetus

      All contacts through freelancer.com
      Also:
      https://www.facebook.com/Xetus-1762100307380762/
      https://www.talenthouse.com/ilya-shamshudinoff

      • il y a 1 semaine
    2. ramjeevacartoons
      ramjeevacartoons
      • il y a 1 semaine

      dear ch . thanks for this info . yes there are many good artist participate in this contest . yes im not in top list . but its really good experience . freelancer site need this kind of contest for artists . im happy to participate this contest . thanks

      • il y a 1 semaine
  • Eccaia
    Eccaia
    • il y a 1 semaine

    #68 :) thanks.

    • il y a 1 semaine
  • ninoblackwhite
    ninoblackwhite
    • il y a 1 semaine

    please check #62 , thank you !

    • il y a 1 semaine
  • riya1995
    riya1995
    • il y a 1 semaine

    Awaiting feedback, Mr. Caplan on styles. Thank you, in advance.

    • il y a 1 semaine
  • gmcastagnone
    gmcastagnone
    • il y a 2 semaines

    #48 corrected

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • timothyrphl
    timothyrphl
    • il y a 2 semaines

    can I do a different layout or should I stick with the original?

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • bryandcaplan
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 2 semaines

    I'm going to be on the road for a week, so I won't be as responsive as normal. But I am eager to see all your entries when I return!

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • JustinSto
    JustinSto
    • il y a 2 semaines

    Hi there. Creating graphic novels and comic books are a big commitment. I'd strongly recommend building a team instead hiring just one person. It might be more costly but you'll definitely get better results in a shorter amount of time. I recommend hiring a penciler, inker and colorist. If you're open to this idea, let me know and I'll do some quality pencil pages for you. P.S I've already spotted a potential inker and colorist in this competition.

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • Gunacidus
    Gunacidus
    • il y a 2 semaines

    Just a quick question. How much would you be willing to pay for the entire novel? The 160 illustrated pages?

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • laibajalbani
    laibajalbani
    • il y a 2 semaines

    A standard US comic book page size is 6.875 by 10.438 inches bleed, 6.625 by 10.187 inches trim, with a live image area of around 6 by 9.5 inches. Do you want the same size.

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • Eccaia
    Eccaia
    • il y a 2 semaines

    #33 thanks.

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • engrnasim
    engrnasim
    • il y a 2 semaines

    Hi,
    I can justify my whole work. I studied the item & competition and my commitment is to keep developing this work. please check my proposal #32 . If you want to make any changes feel free to ask. I will try to make your desired logo every way possible. :)

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • shubhambakre
    shubhambakre
    • il y a 2 semaines

    Working don’t close early

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • Eccaia
    Eccaia
    • il y a 2 semaines

    working! :)

    • il y a 2 semaines
  • SADNAN29
    SADNAN29
    • il y a 3 semaines

    Would be really great if you could seal the contest!

    • il y a 3 semaines
    1. carilon
      carilon
      • il y a 3 semaines

      I agree with Indrek! And for the others, claming that their work (ideas) would be "stollen"- the requirements for this contest are very specific. So I can't see how someone who is not an artist would be able to "steal" someone's work and even more - to improve it.

      • il y a 3 semaines
    2. ShernanCMijares
      ShernanCMijares
      • il y a 3 semaines

      It's a double-edged sword - seal it and you'd probably get diverse entries and not just a clone of one decent idea over and over; however there's a good chance you'd also get inundated with stolen art from all over the internet with you none the wiser unless you do the tedious job of reverse image searching to ensure what you are getting are original art. Your choice of course but weigh it carefully.

      • il y a 3 semaines
  • IsmailAlaia
    IsmailAlaia
    • il y a 3 semaines

    Mr Bryan Caplan by sealing the contest you give a chance for talented contestants to seal their or otherwise ''hide'' theır entries especially in the case of multiple entries as they have to seal them and that comes with the cost of 0.50 usd for each entry. Hopefully I made it clear how necessary it is to seal the contest.

    • il y a 3 semaines
  • adalbertoperez
    adalbertoperez
    • il y a 3 semaines

    Hi, I'm working on it, you can check the quality of my artwork in my profile, and the comments of my clients. #sealed

    • il y a 3 semaines
  • carlosov
    carlosov
    • il y a 3 semaines

    Hello good evening, in your description you do not define the size of the images that will be used in your book.

    • il y a 3 semaines
    1. bryandcaplan
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 semaines

      The original pages are 8.5''x11'', so let's do that.

      • il y a 3 semaines
  • ramjeevacartoons
    ramjeevacartoons
    • il y a 3 semaines

    hi.. interesting work. i will work and submit my entry ..

    • il y a 3 semaines
  • MoguArt
    MoguArt
    • il y a 3 semaines

    This project looks very interesting, ill work on this please wait for my entry

    • il y a 3 semaines
  • bryandcaplan
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 semaines

    Sincere apologies for the URL problem. It works fine for me, but here's an alternate version of the pdf: https://www.dropbox.com/s/51u49dfcf2qyc2r/ai.pdf?dl=0.

    Does this work OK?

    • il y a 3 semaines
    1. engrnasim
      engrnasim
      • il y a 3 semaines

      I got the previous link of your pdf file.

      • il y a 3 semaines
  • engrnasim
    engrnasim
    • il y a 3 semaines

    I thoroughly researched your project. I can see some text boxes and some images from pages 4-8 . I need to know in detail what kind of illustrate you really want. That's why you contact me in private chat.

    • il y a 3 semaines
    1. bryandcaplan
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 semaines

      Thanks for your interest. I'm really open to any exciting visual style, though I tend to favor traditional superheroic looks. I would like the artist to use real reference photos from Verona, Italy to draw the backgrounds and locations.

      Hope that helps!

      • il y a 3 semaines
  • DEVILKHAN123
    DEVILKHAN123
    • il y a 3 semaines

    please upload the pdf here.

    • il y a 3 semaines
    1. bryandcaplan
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 semaines

      The website says the file is too large. Is there a work-around?

      • il y a 3 semaines
  • Gunacidus
    Gunacidus
    • il y a 3 semaines

    Hi there. Same problem with the pdf...

    • il y a 3 semaines
  • DEVILKHAN123
    DEVILKHAN123
    • il y a 3 semaines

    your link showing error :404: Page not found

    • il y a 3 semaines

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