Schlock Mercenary Fan Art
Schlock Fan Art for Book Three
Big news from Howard Tayler’s blog:
Iâ€™ve been checking the pagination on the next Schlock book, and it turns out that it is going to have room for some margin art done by folks besides me.
This next book is the first 518 days of Schlock Mercenary. If you think youâ€™ve got the chops, and would like to try your hand at my characters, Iâ€™m looking for artwork that topically fits those first 17 months of comics, and that outshines my own artwork by leaps and bounds.
This shouldnâ€™t be hard. Weâ€™re talking about 2000-2001 here. I was still learning to hold a pencil.
What do I mean by â€œtopically fits?â€? Wellâ€¦ you could give me your take on the Kitesfear, the original Doctor, the new Doctor, or maybe a cute-as-a-button diamond beetle. And obviously you can gimme some Schlock. But no General Xinchub, no Jevee Ceeta, and no Legs, Elizabeth, or Andy â€” these folks donâ€™t show up until 2002. Also, Iâ€™m not looking for strips, or gags, per se. But if you think youâ€™ve got a good one, run it past me and we can discuss it.
What do you get out of this? Name recognition and linkage â€” your name goes along with the picture, and your name and URL will go in the credits in the back of the book. Oh, and you get a free sketch-edition copy of the book, too.
If youâ€™re interested, please email me (howard dot tayler on gmail) and say so as soon as possible. Space is limited, and time even more so. You probably have less than a month to do something shiny.
If youâ€™ve already sent me fan art in the past (including photographs of sculptures, renderings of Schlockiverse spacecraft, etc) and youâ€™re willing to see it in print, please re-send it. I canâ€™t guarantee itâ€™ll make the cut, but I will at least LOOK at it again.
SPECS: All images should be at least 4 inches by 4 inches at 300dpi or better. Usually the space that needs to be filled is 7 inches wide and 5 inches high, so landscape orientations are better, but there may be some portrait-oriented slots as well. If you REALLY shine, you may get a full page to yourself. If youâ€™ve got flavor text for your image, like a title, or a brief description, please send that along as well.