The author of an award winning novel about the last week in the life of Edgar Allen Poe is hoping to adapt the book into a graphic novel.
Set against the backdrop of 1849 Baltimore, the novel includes death, darkness, magic, love, blood, and intrigue. It's a book about Poe written as if it was by Poe himself.
I am looking for an experienced comic book or graphic novel artist to work with the author to create a ten page "pitch" for the book to be shopped around to publishers. Upon making a publishing deal, the artist will continue to complete the full length graphic novel. A commitment will be necessary.
We are looking for a dark, realistic or stylized (non-manga), look. The ten page spec will be done in black and white only, unless you're feeling especially ambitious! Research into the period's dress and architecture will be required. Relevant photos and reading materials to be provided.
If you have the experience, talent, and interest necessary for this job, please email me at "vince.wesselmann" at "gmail" dot "com". Please send appropriate portfolios containing your best applicable work. Rates to be discussed. Thanks!