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Old 07-05-2018, 04:16 PM   #1
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DW PROJECT concept selection discussion

so this idea could die if it isn't pushed along by someone. and I seemed to have some success with this historically for this site. I actually find it fun and interesting to do.

SO... like Ed said..."please don't let this die".

in the spirit of that mindset, I figured I would help keep pushing this idea along. I firmly believe that there needs to be kind of 1 guy that is..for lack of a better word..the project lead on these things. someone that coordinates these, communicates with everyone, takes the responsibility of gathering the talent, handing out sections(or whatever), making sure it gets stored somewhere together, and keeps some kind of vague deadline to see it thru to the end.

I humbly offer to be that guy for this new project, if people would like to have me in that role again. IF someone else would rather take it, this isn't something that I own and would be willing to step aside if someone else wants to take it on. but I do kinda take ownership of it seeing that I kinda find it fun and have done it the last 3 times.

but in that ownership role, someone eventually has to decide what the IDEA will be...in theory its a concept that makes MOST people happy and gives them enough freedom to do what they want, BUT still have it come together as a kind of cohesive story of SOME type. which means we will have to decide on a concept, but not everyone will get to do what they may want to do. someone has to say..."we are doing THIS.." after much discussion.

but I don't want to sound like an overlord boss of everyone..(not that I think that's how ive ever been). I'm always open to feedback.

ANYway..to get this going...we need to decide on the CONCEPT.

what is this going to be?

I know there has been some discussion. I think that doing the PUBLIC DOMAIN characters is a great idea personally. because there are lots of characters out there with an interesting enough basis that can be remade however the creators WANT to make them... to be more modern and interesting and in a way..YOUR own creation now. I think that's a fun idea because it also makes it that you can still print publish any/all work you produce either on your own OR...we can print the book up in a big collection for ourselves if it comes out looking nice and we don't have to worry about copyrighted characters or logos. this could be OUR book

I personally think this is the way to go..

now..what to DO with the characters?

with the HELLBOY book, we had his story set up to have him send all over the multiverse so he could meet all kinda of other characters.

with this one..i think having something coming TO our characters could work. it still leaves LOTS of room for creators to do what the want and tell the kind of stories they want... but still has it linked together as a single story in a way. an INVASION story of some type. aliens or whatever.... this seems like a fun and workable concept to ME.

what do you guys think/suggest?

also, being that ED is putting together the DWPv3, but is still several months off from being worked on(he told me this directly), I think this could be a fun thing to work on as a group as a build up TO that project as well. keep us working and creating. making comics because they are FUN.

so..long post. please let me know what you think guys.

I want to get this one going sooner rather than later if we can get enough people interested and on board.

the Hellboy book came out so well. lets do it again. but BETTER. cause we can.

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Old 07-06-2018, 12:18 AM   #2
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Chiming in. I would have posted the synopsis I'm working on for the use of PUBLIC DOMAIN characters by now had we all decided upon if this was the course we wanted to take. I still think PD characters are the best bet for us as another step forward. A good chance to exercise our creative muscles and bring into the light of day some characters who have been long forgotten by a number of folks, longtime comics readers included. As I've mentioned, my basic premise is bringing these characters together, in smaller groups at first, then bringing those groups together to form a group not dissimilar to THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, THE AVENGERS, THE JUSTICE LEAGUE or THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, a group with a the central goal of defeating one or more "big bads." I'm working on compiling a list of viable PD characters that we could use and how they can all interact and come together, basically acting a director, so to speak. IF this is the route we are all interested in going, let it be known and I'll be happy to post more of the details. I really enjoy working with you folks!
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I was looking at the Public Domain superheroes characters. Interesting.
I got script's ideas for some of these. The ones I liked better.
But how do I know that these same characters wont be picked up by someone's else here in the forums?
How can this be worked out?
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For the Hellboy project we just called dibs on the character wanted. First person to post got the character. Donít see why we couldnít do the same thing here.
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I'd rather work on something original, especially if it's going to be printed, rehashing old stuff is too Hollywood for me.
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I'd rather work on something original, especially if it's going to be printed, rehashing old stuff is too Hollywood for me.
well that I understand totally. but I was kinda thinking that having the chance to take one of these old concepts and rework it to something new might make in interesting. I just hope that you give it a second thought, cause your work it first rate, and I think the hellboy book would have GREATLY benefited from having a few pages from you in it and this one, if we figure out the parameters, would look SO much better with you involved. your skills are just to damn good to not have part of it. so...im gonna softly but firmly keep pushing on you to join until you murder me for harassment.

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For the Hellboy project we just called dibs on the character wanted. First person to post got the character. Donít see why we couldnít do the same thing here.
yeah, I figured that would just be what we do. just call DIBS and its yours. there are SO many to choose from too...

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Chiming in. I would have posted the synopsis I'm working on for the use of PUBLIC DOMAIN characters by now had we all decided upon if this was the course we wanted to take. I still think PD characters are the best bet for us as another step forward. A good chance to exercise our creative muscles and bring into the light of day some characters who have been long forgotten by a number of folks, longtime comics readers included. As I've mentioned, my basic premise is bringing these characters together, in smaller groups at first, then bringing those groups together to form a group not dissimilar to THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, THE AVENGERS, THE JUSTICE LEAGUE or THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, a group with a the central goal of defeating one or more "big bads." I'm working on compiling a list of viable PD characters that we could use and how they can all interact and come together, basically acting a director, so to speak. IF this is the route we are all interested in going, let it be known and I'll be happy to post more of the details. I really enjoy working with you folks!
the potential problem is that with this set up...sounds like it COULD be creatively limiting for some. if you are deciding the characters and laying out story elements, how they act and interact and come together, how much creative freedom are you taking away from people that may want to do their own thing that isn't dictated by someone else. not saying it couldn't work.. just that it might not be as fun. but that's for everyone else to decide ultimately. we need more feedback from everyone on their thoughts on what they would like to do in the Public Domain character idea..
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I agree. I think the response will be limited if one person has full creative control over the story and characters.
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I was working over some public domain superheroes characters , the ones I thought were more workable.
Only to find out that not longer ago Marvel comics was using them in an already Marvel's published project: The Twelve.
The concept is quite similar to the idea I was cooking.
Bummer.
I hope these characters are still on public domain by now.
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So, has there been a topic for giving availability on this project?
I've been on here for three years, but really want to be much more part of the community, I'm already on board for the DW3, but this looks really fun too.
As far as the PD characters go, I feel they lend themselves to all kinds of stuff. Meta-narrative also.
These are old, forgotten characters, who once stood for something, and now need a new life, in an historical period where heroes (real life ones) seem to have totally disappeared, leaving us only with the ones who are products of our imagination.
Why not make a story about that?
So many roads to go down.
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So, has there been a topic for giving availability on this project?
I've been on here for three years, but really want to be much more part of the community, I'm already on board for the DW3, but this looks really fun too.
As far as the PD characters go, I feel they lend themselves to all kinds of stuff. Meta-narrative also.
These are old, forgotten characters, who once stood for something, and now need a new life, in an historical period where heroes (real life ones) seem to have totally disappeared, leaving us only with the ones who are products of our imagination.
Why not make a story about that?
So many roads to go down.
Iím with Nico, Iíve been apart of DigitalWebbing for about five years and Iíve always wanted to contribute to a group project like this one and DWP3 (which according to Rob weíll have to wait awhile to work on). I think the idea of working with public domain characters has a lot of potential though I also support Morganzaís idea of doing something original. Whatever you eventually settle on though, Iíd love to contribute a few pages of my artwork (if youíll have me of course). Like Ed said, donít let this idea die.
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Iím with Nico, Iíve been apart of DigitalWebbing for about five years and Iíve always wanted to contribute to a group project like this one and DWP3 (which according to Rob weíll have to wait awhile to work on). I think the idea of working with public domain characters has a lot of potential though I also support Morganzaís idea of doing something original. Whatever you eventually settle on though, Iíd love to contribute a few pages of my artwork (if youíll have me of course). Like Ed said, donít let this idea die.
Awesome man. Glad to have you on board. Thats like..3-4 people so far.
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i thought there were quite a few more...hmm /shrug yay!
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i thought there were quite a few more...hmm /shrug yay!
Well im talking about guys that said 100% onboard with whatever. There are a few that are at the moment that seem to want to participate abd a few that are in the fence it seems.


We need to nail down a concept and then i can throw up an official sign up thread.
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