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Dude Beer
10-17-2009, 09:17 AM
I got like 40 emails from people that seem to be willing to accept my cheap pay rate to draw an 8 page submission to DC's Zuda.com contest site. I'm sticking with the Dyatlov pass story, but since this is only 8 pages I'm using a secondary character/story simply to show the creepy nature of the woods. I"ll post the stuff they sent me and you guys can give some input. Several of them have been published with Image, DC...etc. Kinda surprised they contaced me.

Dude Beer
10-17-2009, 07:16 PM
n/m, I actually got a professional dude to do it. stoked.

Dude Beer
10-17-2009, 07:17 PM
this guy

http://downloadablesuicide.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/tpbcover.jpg

The Marc
10-19-2009, 03:45 PM
I'd be willing to do the entire thing in MS Paint. For free!

Dude Beer
10-19-2009, 07:29 PM
You can be the Fan Art coordinator.

BTW, what happened with that band you were playing in?

The Marc
10-20-2009, 08:31 AM
Siiiiiiiigh it was just a big mess - those dudes are all 30+ years old now, and they really do nothing but get wasted, play shows in Illinois, have a show with some washed up 90s band every once in a while and wonder why they aren't famous. That and the fact that they have been touring on the same CD for 4 years now b/c they HAVE to record with this same dude and it's like $40,000 just to get in his studio (stuff ends up sounding great, don't get me wrong). It was just a dead end. They still play every once in a while. (http://www.myspace.com/bottleofjustus)
But now I work in an office and do boring shit and totally miss it and wish I was posting "what's up? Like my band?" posts. Real world bummer.

Dude Beer
10-27-2009, 11:24 AM
Concept art for the main character of the 8 page submission. Yes this kid does freak out and start killing people.

asxyouxwish
10-29-2009, 07:15 AM
good details there. untied laces, dirty knees. you should try to incorporate as many aspects of MUP guy talk into this comic as possible.

Dude Beer
10-29-2009, 11:36 AM
I might try to in the long run. This submission for the contest is only 8 pages, so I can't cram a lot in there. Plus the subject matter is on the serious side.

Dude Beer
10-29-2009, 11:38 AM
Yes this is still part of the dyatlov pass story. The whole thing is sorta out there.

Dude Beer
10-29-2009, 09:10 PM
yeah I'll email you a draft of the script when it's finished next week, or the story outline. Is your email in your profile? i'm too lazy to click the link. ty

Dude Beer
10-29-2009, 09:18 PM
sent.

Dude Beer
10-30-2009, 07:17 AM
Thanks for the email. I forwarded it on the artist as well.

Dude Beer
10-30-2009, 07:18 AM
BTW, if this thing can just make it into the contest, we win $500 (which doesn't entirely cover the costs of hiring an artist, but it's still cool). I'm going for broke baby.

asxyouxwish
10-30-2009, 08:36 AM
yo get at me too. psyched on this.

Dude Beer
10-30-2009, 11:35 AM
OK yeah, I sent it to you too. My artist has some ideas, and I think I'm learning that I take criticism poorly. At my job it doesn't bother me at all, but something like this...it's annoying me, but I'm staying open minded (hopefully)

Dude Beer
10-30-2009, 08:12 PM
Yeah I'll forward his email to you later. You and I are pretty much on the same page. I feel as though if I take his advice, I'd be tying up minor loopholes in the plot at the expense of literary value.

Also it has to be an entire mini 8 page story to win the contest I think. If you win, DC will keep publishing it. That way I can go back to the beginning and develop everything.

Dude Beer
11-26-2009, 07:47 PM
Script is done. I'll email it later.

Dude Beer
12-08-2009, 07:15 AM
Just got the first page back. It looks awesome. This thing is going to be a bit quirkier than a lot of the entries, but I think it will at least make it into the contest. I mean one of the entries this month is about two boogers that fall out of bigfoot's nose....

The Marc
12-09-2009, 01:17 PM
Not gonna lie, I'm kind of intrigued by the boogers.

Dude Beer
12-09-2009, 01:57 PM
Not gonna lie, I'm kind of intrigued by the boogers.

http://zudacomics.com/node/1596

The Marc
12-09-2009, 02:09 PM
Ok that was pretty painful.

Dude Beer
12-09-2009, 02:27 PM
Some of the past winners are pretty good though:

http://zudacomics.com/node/112