Submit An Application
Welcome, blessed be thy interest! What follows is a quick explanation of how to submit an application, and what will happen once you do:
What is this exactly? This system was created for people who are looking to collaborate. Such people normally end up on forums so I'll use a little analogy here I hope you're familiar with. There are two kinds of posts you can relate with, generally speaking:
- One: Where you simply post a notice that you are available and wishing to collaborate. You give information about what you can do, what you're interested in doing, what's secondary but still acceptable, and you leave a contact.
- Or two: Where you post an actual idea for a collaboration. A hint of the story, a synopsis, just the genre? You give information on what kind of talent you need, of how many, on the rate of updates you'll want and you leave your contact.
If you fall into the first category, you will be submitting a Collaborator's Application.
If you fall into the second category, you will be submitting a Collaboration's Application..
Now, we use access names and passwords to make sure no one else can edit your "forum post". Please keep in mind this does not mean you will have an account. No webcomicker has an account on their site, neither will you. The point of the system is to facilitate the proposal of graphic novel ideas, and the later submission/deletion of pages; that's what the system is about, it is not about creating your account and managing your collaborations, personal profile, etc, it is not about facilitating your inclusion as an individual, that is done in the usual informal and, preferably, personal manner; it is about facilitating the display and demonstration of what kind of Collaboration you wish to make, and later facilitate its error-free updates. Everything else other than that main point is a bonus we worked on and developed simply because we could: for example, we added the "available collaborator" thing as a bonus, for people who do not have ideas, but like the idea of collaborating on a graphic novel at LegendaryComics.net. Why? Because we will always strive to remove every bother we can from anyone who has the will, motivation and commitment to make an online graphic novel. That is why there are a LOT of bonuses.
There is no physical relation in the system between your Collaboration and Collaborator profiles, should you have both, which would equal to a forum post where you present the idea for a collaboration but also add that you're willing to work on something else, should that something else please you. Sure you can contact yourself about participating in your own graphic novel, but why would you?
Where and to Who? You will have to go to a section inside LegendaryComics.net, there,you be asked whether you want to submit a Collaborator or a Collaboration application. You can find your way there once you finish reading this page.
In each of these, you provide a username and a password, that way, only you, or who you want, can access the area that manages the respective submission. Keep in mind that though you may have a Collaboration and a Collaborator's profile, there is no relation between them. One thing's to be an available Collaborator, another is to have a collaboration, ongoing or otherwise.
Collaborator: Provide the basic information. The system will create an area for you inside LegendaryComics.net, which you can access with a username and password, and from which you can control your profile. You will provide an e-mail, which will not be shared with anyone, and which we will use to contact you, should anyone express an interest to summon you for work.
Collaboration: Provide the basic information. The system will create an area for you inside LegendaryComics.net, which you can access with a username and password, and from which you can control the profile of your collaboration. It will be "Under Appreciation", and listed along with all others, in the appropriate place. We give every submitter time to construct a good profile, a good presentation of the Collaboration you wish to be published on LegendaryComics.net. We will also e-mail you before your evaluation date arrives, it is usually one or two weeks after you first submitted the application. If you are ready and have not received said e-mail, you can contact us and let us know your profile is fully completed and ready for evaluation.
In case we deny your application, it will be up for voting. If 100 different individuals vote for it to be published, then it will be accepted, if 15 days pass without getting enough votes, then it is officially rejected.
Once it's accepted, it will go into "Filling Positions", and all the rights and duties will apply. Read them. Once you are ready to start, contact us so we can activate you comic, and so the system can thus create the section for it, your profile, etc. From that point on, your inside area will have mutated so you can manage
So, one more time for Collaborations. "Under Appreciation" ->2 weeks or an e-mail from you later ->
Accepted -> "Filling Positions" -> Word that you're ready -> "Ongoing". Denied -> Voting -> Enough Votes -> Accepted,
-> Not Enough Votes -> Rejected. Thank you, please don't take it personally, and feel free to try again.
Very Important Titbits:
There are two fields that are of very relevant importance, in your profile. Max Pages and Life Estimate. Now, don't freak out, we're not asking for you to accurately know exactly how many pages you'll take and how long, exactly until you finish your comic book. We are asking, though, for you to have an idea. It is a factor that helps us convince you're ready to really try at the 4 year limit, and to deal with disk space in our server. Do an estimate, a pessimist's estimate of how many pages it should be, and how long you'll take, in years. You'll probably be wrong but that's okay, oh, and keep in mind that at the collaborations' listing, we'll always be showing "X out of estimated Y pages.", so remember that it's better to see "320 out of 300" than "150 out of 300". Or inversely, it's better to see "260 out of 300" instead of "360 out of estimated 300". We believe being able to make these estimates, and then try and script to them, is a useful skill any comic artist should have and develop, we hope you agree.
As an added bonus, a little explanation towards the kinds of graphic novels we wish to be associated to LegendaryComics.net:
We, and we hope you like the idea, will always try to vouch for quality first. Quality service of quality content, as best we can. We are here for our readers, not for ourselves, and we are here as comic artists, not as web comic proprietors. The goal is to make LegendaryComics.net a good place where readers know it's always worth to take a look, and where talent scouts know it's a good place to visit and keep an eye on.
Taking that into consideration...we prefer graphic novels with a beginning, middle and end. Sequels, Prequels, etc, are all possible, but all of them must tell a story, that begins and ends, and in a period of time inferior to 4 years, preferably 3. Of course you can juggle all these with rates of updates.
The stories can be of any genre but we will keep a very close eye on parodies and romances, for these are likely to be or turn into webcomic types that never end, should they be popular, and we must stress that is not what LegendaryComics.net sponsors. Remember, the graphic novels must be something that tells a story, and that can be printed, obviously of your single intellectual property.
Finally, though there is no kind of professional contract, we will appreciate a certain level of professionalism...called commitment. If your graphic novel is accepted, and you start to work on it, finish it; a lot can happen in a couple of years, including disinterest, but since the "lifetime" was estimated, at least last until that. Be responsible for your commitment, and finish your graphic novel.
Obviously, this whole "relationship" is no strings attached. You can come, make your graphic novel, and go on with your life no strings attached.
Well then, that's that. Good luck with your future projects, and with your submissions. Any questions or doubts, hit us a question through our contact.
OH YEAH! To submit your application, I gotta send you Inside LegendaryComics.net!. Alright, now good luck and be well!