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Postby FrostyOgre » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:28 pm

NOTE -- thank you everyone for all the great submissions.

We’re on a mission to find the right comic colorist to work on our graphic novel, ‘13 Legends’. An applicant must:

-- Have experience working on comics/graphic novels.
-- Be able to provide examples of comic coloring in their portfolios.
-- Possess a deep understanding of how colors affect the storytelling in a book.
-- Be available immediately (or in the very, very, very near future).
-- Be a team player.
-- Be able to commit to 2 pages / week turnaround. (If you can do more in the beginning to catch up to the penciler, great, but 2 a week is non-negotiable)


-- The book will be 100 pages in length.
-- The job is for coloring directly over clean/tight pencils (no inks). We would prefer a colorist that has experience with this technique, but it’s not a firm requirement.
-- The style we’re looking for will be explained in detail, with plenty of guidance and examples given... but in general, it’s a limited palette, a bit gritty, low color saturation, and not meant to completely engulf the pencils, but to enhance them.
-- The page rate we’re able/willing to pay will depend on experience and how closely the artist’s style fits the project.
-- We use paypal for all transactions.

Please feel free to check out our website -- -- and have a look at the concept art we previously commissioned. While the coloring style used in most of the concepts isn’t exactly what we’re looking for in the actual book, it should give you a clear idea of the setting and type of material.


-- Are you free to begin work immediately?
-- Do you have samples of comic coloring in your portfolio?
-- Do you have a track record turning around comic pages on a deadline?
-- Can you produce at least 2 pages per week, every week?

If your answer to all these questions is YES, then go ahead and send us a link to your portfolio and give us an idea of your page rate:

We will provide more detailed information to those applicants we think may be a fit for the project.
Last edited by FrostyOgre on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Colorist Needed

Postby Rayall » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:36 pm

"FILLED Colorist Needed for Graphic Novel"

FrostyOgre wrote:We're looking for a skilled, experienced colorist capable of working on clean pencils (no inks) for our graphic novel 13 Legends. The finalized book will be between 100-110 pages in length, and our penciller starts March 15th, so we'd be looking for someone available to start between April 15th and May 1st, 2011.

After that point, there will be a backlog of pencilled pages which the penciller will be adding to at a rate of 3 pages per week. We'd want a similar turnaround time from our colorist (3 pages per week).

For more information on the project, go to:

The 13 Legends concepts you’ll find there will give you a general idea of what we’re looking for, but for the book itself, our penciler’s style is a bit more realistic -- less cartoony, more gritty -- and we’ll want the colors to reflect this.

If you’re interested, please e-mail us a link to your portfolio at with a confirmation that you’re available, and an idea of your page rate.

Thanks in advance to all who respond!


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Re: Colorist Needed

Postby FrostyOgre » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:54 pm

Hi Rayall,

Great question. We ate him............

No, we actually were working with a super-great guy who's uber-talented, but was totally new to comic coloring. We knew he was a commercial and concept artist, but we really liked his work, so we gave it a shot. Long story short, within a few weeks he was overcommitted and we amicably decided it was in both our interests to find someone with more comic experience and less on their plate. The few pages we had him do actually helped us see that we wanted something a little different than we originally thought, stylistically, so, no harm done.
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