I love art and I love artists. Let’s just get that out of the way. Though I’m a chronic doodler, my skill never developed much past what I accomplished in high school; however, even though I don’t have much talent, I do always sketch my characters in order to better envision them.
I recently jump-started my :from the Chronicles of Purgatory Station serial. I’ve had a few false starts in the past, but I’m committed to finishing the eighteen-part saga during the coming months. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, Purgatory Station is an island off the coast of Boston with a high number of unusual citizens. Some of them operate for the common good, others are intent upon causing great harm. Each of them, consequently, holds a deep story that needs to be told. In essence, these are my version of super heroes and villains.
I’ve created designs for each of these characters, and I toil to develop passable “covers” for each story, but I’d like these characters to shine even more brightly.
That’s where I ask you, the artist, to come play with me.
If you read the story and there’s a particular scene that speaks to you, and if you take it upon yourself to create an image of that scene, please do share it with me and I’ll insert it into the appropriate spot. I am a lifelong comic book fan, and I would love nothing more than to see artists’ talented takes on my stories.
I’m releasing :from the Chronicles of Purgatory Station for free, so I’m afraid I can’t offer any money to you as I’m not making any. I want to share these stories for all to enjoy, and I’m not in it to try to make a dollar. However, I will certainly place your name beneath the picture, and I’ll hotlink your name to any site you have that you’d like promoted. In short, I’ll send people your way if they like your art.
Of course, I have to like your picture. There is some level of quality control. If it is true to the story, and if it looks good, I’ll likely add it in.
Just to be clear, I retain all rights to my characters and my work. That being said, I will definitely put anyone who likes your work in touch with you and help promote you however possible. You’ll get shout-outs from me on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads, and here at this site.
I love supporting artists and I hope you view this as an opportunity to find a new audience while having some fun. Selfishly, it’s a chance for me to see my characters brought to life by those with far more talent.
If you want to give it a shot, here’s the fist story:
I can’t wait to see what you create!