Steven Grant is looking for a few good men. Who don’t want paid:
Anyone interested in giving me a hand for absolutely no money and probably not even much respect or fame?
I want to do a column on working plot to art to script style and am looking for five artists to each draw the same page of plot I come up with – it’ll be something not very complicated – so I can discuss the differences of approach toward the same material and highlight just what a weird crapshoot working “Marvel” style is. It’ll cost you a page of pencils, but you can keep the page; I just need a scan. Unless it also becomes an article for JUST WRITE!, but Danny can work out those details if it happens. Thanks.
Later, he goes into more detail about what he’s looking for:
I’m not planning to get into the “right” or “wrong” way to do things. It’s just a demonstration, because I don’t think a lot of people quite get how much room for variation there is in the Marvel method, and how much any apparently transparent description of desired/necessary visuals can be interpreted by different artists. If possible I’m going to do a thumbnail of what I saw in my head when generating the page, which will be a fairly simple scenario, nothing spectacular or especially noteworthy.
It’s something I can talk about all I want but that won’t have the same impact or information value as showing what I’m talking about. I wish in retrospect I’d been able to do that with my chat about timing a few weeks back.
I’m figuring running this in a couple of weeks.
He doesn’t say for sure, but I’m guessing this would run in his Permanent Damage column at CBR.