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Lead Webcomic Artist (VScroll, Anime/Manhwa Action Fantasy)

Strider

Strider

United States
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

ABOUT ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently seeking contract Lead Action Fantasy Webcomic Artists to work on one of several original IPs. As a webcomic artist, you will be the lead artist for a new story world, building out the next beloved IP alongside your team which consists of a primary writer, additional artists, and the Storygrounds creative support team.

For this project, we are targeting an action-fantasy setting that captures anime and Eastern webcomic aesthetics. We are seeking an artist who can render a fantasy setting and craft high-quality action scenes. The ideal candidate will take advantage of vertical scroll to create a dynamic composition and coherent motion all the while creating visually appealing, emotionally expressive, characters. This candidate will also excel at rendering fights that may include monsters, magic, and ample motion/special effects. There should be a focus on visceral combat choreography as well as maintaining character design consistency throughout the samples.

As a platform, Storygrounds is exploring new ways for creators and their fan communities to connect in more collaborative and impactful ways. You will be a pioneer in helping to make the webcomic space more connected and fruitful for all. :)

WHAT YOU WOULD DO

  • Work as the lead artist on a brand new webcomic IP.
  • Partnered with a writer, you will work alongside the Storygrounds team to develop an original IP within the action fantasy genre.
  • Create high-quality, consistent, vertical scroll comic episodes (40-60 panels per episode), delivered on a weekly basis.
  • Develop the artistic direction of the project’s character cast and build out the visual setting of the project’s world.
  • Contribute narrative ideas and help enhance the project’s story.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a portfolio demonstrating the ability to create an action, fantasy, and anime/manhua style. Comic work, vertical scroll, and sequential samples are HIGHLY desired.
  • Must be available to commit to a given project for at least 8 months with potential for extension.
  • Familiarity with webcomic storytelling and anime aesthetics as well as their distinct genre staples/tropes is REQUIRED.
  • Embodies a collaborative mindset, allowing for flexibility on how a story and/or episode is visually told.
  • Must be able to provide properly organized and layered files (Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint) according to company specifications.
  • Team player who can communicate punctually and professionally.
  • Contribute to a positive work and team environment.
  • Able to attend occasional kick-off and sync-up meetings during Pacific time-zone work hours (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM).
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Have worked on webcomics productions OR have a demonstrable portfolio of vertical scroll comic samples.
  • Have worked in a professional capacity on an art production pipeline within video games, animation, or equivalent.
  • Have experience working across other webcomic genres such as slice-of-life, romance, drama, comedy, etc.
  • Has worked on a well-known webcomic series.