Here at Ex Dynamis Chaos we believe in giving opportunities to amateur creators to improve both their skills and portfolios.
Mostly because I, Malcolm R. Terzich, have far too many stories than I’ll ever have time to draw myself. If you are an artist who has little to no experience in sequential art and possibly isn’t much of a writer than I can hook you up with a script that fits you. To qualify you must be able to at least pencil or ink (traditional or digital are acceptable) the work. Colors are optional, but this isn’t available to those that are solely colorists unless they come with an illustrator or get permission from a previous artist to color their already published short. You also do not need to be able to letter unless that is also something you are trying to learn. I will handle that otherwise.
The shorts vary in genre and length, between one to ten pages, and are all connected in someway to the world of Ex Dynamis Chaos. There are longer scripts for full length comics if that interests you, but those are generally not a good choice for portfolio building. There are also no deadlines since this is a learning experience. During the process, I will act more as an editor than the writer and give you critiques that I feel are within your grasp based on you output. You will have freedom to change aspects such as panel count and formation, camera angle, and any part of story execution as long as all the same the information from the script is still conveyed.
At the moment, we are not looking for writer’s for comic related pieces, but we are open to short stories, pulps, poetry, gags, and articles related to the general world of EDK. They can be original or off a prompt, but will ultimately have to pass editorial to make sure it is cohesive to the rest of the world. You must be comfortable with editorial changes, but it can be good portfolio work for new writers and decent experience working with an editor. If a story you write is like enough, it may be adapted into a comic script and you will be ask first if you would like a crack at doing so before it is passed off to someone else on the team.
Additional Info and Contact
You will have the right to host the story you make anywhere you wish, as well as selling prints if you so wish, though we will retain that right as well for anything mad for this publication. The only requirement for crediting posts is a link back to the homepage of this website. You as a creator will also be promoted in the post of your short with a short profile [if desired] and links to your social media and/or websites of your choice
To inquire about the program send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Ex Dynamis Chaos Contribution Program”, “EDK Collab”, or something along those lines. Be sure to include your name (or preferred pseudonym), a little about yourself as an artist, what you plan to do (pencil, ink, color, letter, etc), and what you are looking for in genre and length (or a specific EDK story to work in if you have one in mind).