Mini Graphic Novel - 16 pages plus cover
Illustrate graphic novel using a page template size of 200 mm (width) x 297 mm (height) plus bleed
Up to three panels per page with framing and lettering.
16 pages in total plus cover
Artist needs to illustrate, letter, layout and design print file
Final print file will be scaled down to a print size of 120 mm x 178 mm for single page and 240 mm x 178 mm for double page spreads so this should be considered in the illustration/ design.
Would like 2 options for cost of illustration work, lettering, layout and design, i.e.
Option 1: provision of print ready files split into
- color cover and
- B/W inner pages
Option 2: provision of print ready files split into
- color cover
- B/W inner pages
- Color version of inner pages (colors will be accent colors and filters rather than full coloring)
The color work for the inner pages will be minimal and we are aiming for a B/W style with splashes of color and color filters, similar to the style of the 'Sin City' film. To a lesser extent, the 30 days of Night series may also be a good example of minimal use of color.
Lettering can be computer generated to save time/ money.
Illustration work may be done by hand using pencil and inks or digitally.
Work Flow/ Approvals:
Illustration content and style will be based on production script (which will be split into pages) plus the attached characters and and style examples from existing comics (will be provided)
- artist to provide a rough visual storyboard for each page including panel orientation
- once these have been approved artist to provide pencils
- then inks and
- then finals in B/W
- then finals in color (if we do color)
- once all finals have been completed artist to provide final 350 dpi 200 x 297 mm pdf print ready files including bleed. A print template for the Cover and Inlay pages will be provided as a guide to layout for the pdf print file.
Because of the time constraints the client will keep requests for change and art direction to a minimum providing the work fits in with the desired style guide, follows the script, and is of the desired commercial quality.
Please provide quote based on options 1 and 2 including turn around time.
The mini comics will be given away for a promotional launch of a BMX bike range. The print files need to be provided by the September 5.
There are 3 mini comics to do, 1 for each character.
It is likely we will use 3 artists given the time constraints so please bid per comic unless you feel you can do all 3 in 45-50 days.
Please include relevant samples of comic work when bidding.