If they ever decided to make a film of Judge Dredd: America, which I really think they should, this would be the ideal poster- gritty and showing the Judges as they essentially are- oppressive, totalitarian and ruthless. The Judges see themselves as the only way to stability in a world full of chaos and grud help those who get in their way.
Wow I'm glad my comment had such a positive effect man, I guess that saying really is true, what goes around comes around.
As for my picture, yep it would be quite an overreach on my part if I request something overly demanding. And I really appreciate that you're doing this by the way, it's not everyday I get an offer like this. Hmmm, how about Faora from Man of Steel? I can change my pick in a heartbeat if you want, there's so many more characters I would like to see in your drawing style.
Suggestion: Do three to five pages. Make it as hard hitting as you can and let that sell the rest. Think of it as the opening sequence in a film, perhaps introducing the hero, villain and main conflict. CLiffhanger is okay. RICK
It doesn't work that way with this particular publisher Rick. They give you a submissions script or you can request a spec script to work from. They tend to feature most of the sort of thing you might expect to draw for them. Unless of course you're an absolutely amazing undiscovered comic talent which is not me.
Thanks very much Rick, very nice of you to say. Right back at ya! The time travel artwork you've been posting has been great. I always feel guilty never getting around to posting comments on your work when you're so free with yours. Sounds weird this but if I suddenly found myself getting good opportunities to work with established publishers I'd have a hard time actually doing the work. I really need to wait until the kids start school. I'm in no rush.
Adrenaline. My "great" opportunity came working on TMNT. While I learned a great deal in the end, it was a messy, emotional roller coaster. The work just wants a little attention, just wants to be held. It was supposed to be my first priority but in the end I just wanted to finish so I could start something else. I had ruined the story early on and proven to myself that I did not know what I was doing. Only stubbornness carried me through. I know plenty of artists with families. I have no idea how they balance everything but in any event deadlines are what rule and many require long hours of dedication and sacrifice. Many times the small pay is not worth being part of a collaboration that intends to head nowhere artistically. My hats are off to those who produce regular work and do so against a sea of obstacles. RICK
Yep, find myself agreeing to most of that. My first attempt at comic work failed so abysmally it makes me wince to think back on it. I'm not looking to make a career out of this and do it all mostly for the love it. It's amazing the pressure that lifts off you.