Wizards Keep are Hiring.
10 November 2013
YES! You are reading this correctly - Wizards Keep are Hiring!
Freelance Colour Flats Assistant Required by Wizards Keep Publishing.
As Tim approaches the completion stage of the pencil art we are now looking for a replacement freelance colour flats assistant.
This is NOT a back end agreement or any similar arrangement, which is seen all too often nowadays in publishing, but is a fully paid for project with a view to sustaining a working relationship over the life of the series and indeed other similar projects on a project by project basis.
We would like to confirm that this is in no way connected to the Colouring Book Competition Project announced last year – which is still running until the end of the year and, which will entail working with Tim Perkins on a fully paid for and different unrelated Worlds End Project, pertaining to the competition only.
This vacancy in the Worlds End creative team is due to our current colour flats assistant, Yel Zamor being unable to pick up the flat colouring chores for us here once again on the "Science Fusion" graphic novel, Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign's Gonna Fall, due to her present workload.
All applicants should send links to websites and or a small number of images (maximum 6) to firstname.lastname@example.org or for larger files via SendSpace (www.sendspace.com) to the same email address - email@example.com.
All imagery to be FLAT COLOURS ONLY and one example at least should be in fully layered psd format and sent via SendSpace to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send an email showing your initial interest, rates of pay and we will send you an example of the types of layered psd files we are expecting from our new colour flats assistant. The example will be taken from Worlds End Volume 1. This sample is provided to aid all potential applicants with a working knowledge of what is needed on this project by Wizards Keep Publishing.
The successful applicant will then be given the green light to flat a page from Worlds End Volume 2 (which will be fully paid for). This sample will be completed as a finished, layered sample. This, if successful, will provide the initial page of flat colouring for the second volume.
If this is also successful the applicant will be given the job to work on the rest of the book as Tim's colour flat assistant on Worlds End Volume 2, with a view to working on future volumes, should the applicant be available at the time further books are in need of flatting.
Applicants can be either working professionals or someone wishing to break into the industry as a flat colourist. A high quality finish, speedy turnaround and attention to detail is what is required and our high expectations for the requirements of this freelance post follow on from the excellent work of Yel Zamor the original assistant having set the goal posts with book 1.
Wizards Keep Publishing will provide each page of artwork to the hired freelance assistant as psd files already set up in layers with more layers added by the assistant during production – examples will be given by Wizards Keep Publishing prior to beginning work on the project – in line with the Worlds End Volume 1 sample page.
Each page will contain layers containing each individual character, background elements, midground elements and foreground elements on separate layers.
The project is to provide layered flat colouring on the 56 pages of strip content within the second volume of the Worlds End series of graphic novels.
Payment is upon completion of the work, for both the sample and also the entire run of volume two pages, either by PayPal or electronic transfer direct to the assistant's bank account, whichever is preferred. The assistant will provide an invoice for the work upon completion to avoid any delays in payment.
Full credit in the book and also in any marketing strategy will be given.
We look forward to seeing your samples and of course working with the successful applicant.
Tim Perkins and the Wizards of the Keep