View Full Version : My entry made the final round of Comic Book Challenge.
Not sure if this would appeal to anyone, but a manga I submitted to the comic book challenge is in the finals. My entry, GREY SHADES will get printed if I can get the most votes.
I thought someone here might be interested in manga as well.
08-23-2007, 05:18 AM
Congratulations on making it that far in competition. Good luck in the finals. Does The winner get published by Platinum Studios?
Thanks, and yes. The prize is getting the book published. I have working a long time with that goal so this is a big opportunity.
Today is the last day to vote, so if you can please vote for Grey Shades. I appreciate all the support. Shawn Granger
08-25-2007, 11:02 AM
SWEET!!!! I voted for you.
its not really traditional "manga" by definition is it? although it looks extremely tight.
I know that doing an entire book by yourself really REALLY sucks. I published my first back in 1995.
Thanks for the support, seems there were millions of votes but Grey Shades lost by hundreds. Still it's nice to see we had that much support. I'm very grateful for that.
Hopefully you'll see it in stores when I find a publisher, not "if I find a publisher". :D
08-28-2007, 06:57 PM
dont get discouraged.. nobody would pick up my book either, I had to self publish and self finiance... it was totally a waste of time and energy and money but I produced not ONE... but FOUR (unrelated) full sized books, two of which were mine... the last was a reprinting of two of my small press books from 97 (in 2003) the print run was modest at 250.. the first printrun was 1,500 and I took a bath on it badly so I scaled back a bit.
Try Dark Horse or Slave Labor Graphics or ONI Press.. like I said before, your stuff is REALLY tight and clean (my stuff followed more of the Sergio Aragones GROO blueprint) and it should be easier for you than it was for me. (since nobody gives a fuck about cartoons these days I guess) Comic Books are a hard market to break into, and self publishing s only rewarding after you make your peace with your money, time and talent and find those four or five loyal people that will support anything you do.
if you'd like to see what my stuff looks like, click the link below, also see the thread about this years San Diego Comic con... I've posted one photo of me holding up my 2nd full sized book. (thats me in the duck hat)
08-28-2007, 09:07 PM
Congrats on getting into the finals... sorry you didn't win...
(in any case, you got skills, son...)
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