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    Co-writer for a shounen action-style manga-style comic script

    I recently started righting a manga-style comic tentatively titled Byakko. I've posted a couple scenes here: http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index...c,18680.0.html . There are a couple problems with this. Mainly, I'm having trouble developing things other than those scenes and, while I want to get this drawn at some point, I'm not used to writing panel-by-panel. So, I want someone to help me with those things. I realize this is an unusual request and potentially a lot to ask, but I don't really know what else to do.

    This would be unpaid. Although, if we somehow make revenue off this, I'd be happy to share it.

    A brief summary of the basic premise:

    Four year old Tora's father witnesses a man trying to kill his two-year old daughter and four year old son. Tora's father offers to adopt the two, and the man agrees. Tora and the son, Loup, have contrasting personalities, and Tora has average talent with the use of inochi, magical energy, while Loup excels at it. The two become rivals. Loup also has nothing but contempt for his younger sister, Shiro, and so Tora takes on a brotherly and mentor role. Eleven years later, Loup and Tora both try to enter the elite King's Guard, but Tora is relegated to the Hunters' Corps. Loup follows him, wanting to continue their rivalry.

    If you read the above scenes, you'll know that Tora dies in the first arc after sneaking Shiro in on their first mission. Shiro then takes over the protagonist role. Loup remains the secondary protagonist.

    Just reply or PM me if interested. Thanks.
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    I can't help you with the scripting, but for what it's worth I like the story, sounds entertaining.

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    I can't help you with the scripting either, but wouldn't it be easier to just research the panel-by-panel style and try to tackle that? Maybe, perhaps, some one here might evetually be able to do it as a one-off... but sooner or later you'll have to do it, unless you're planning this to be your only manga...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cernex View Post
    I can't help you with the scripting either, but wouldn't it be easier to just research the panel-by-panel style and try to tackle that? Maybe, perhaps, some one here might evetually be able to do it as a one-off... but sooner or later you'll have to do it, unless you're planning this to be your only manga...
    Yeah, I've tried researching it, but it'snot really clicking. I was thinking it might help me learn to have someone else help me with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaterso View Post
    I can't help you with the scripting, but for what it's worth I like the story, sounds entertaining.

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    Thanks, I appreciate that.

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    You keep asking for a co-writer. It sounds like you'd be better off with a mentor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snitchcat View Post
    You keep asking for a co-writer. It sounds like you'd be better off with a mentor...
    Maybe. Though, looking through my post history, this is maybe the third time I've asked for a co-writer here. Usually I get tired of waiting and just do it on my own. This time the whole paneling issue kind of prevents that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canislupus54 View Post
    Maybe. Though, looking through my post history, this is maybe the third time I've asked for a co-writer here. Usually I get tired of waiting and just do it on my own. This time the whole paneling issue kind of prevents that.
    Fair enough.

    I do highly recommend finding a tutor, teacher, or mentor, though.
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    Sorry this isn't much help, but is there anyone up on the Mangaraiders forum who can help you? Even if you just post a question on the best way to write panel-by-panel, I'm sure someone there would have suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.m.n. View Post
    Sorry this isn't much help, but is there anyone up on the Mangaraiders forum who can help you? Even if you just post a question on the best way to write panel-by-panel, I'm sure someone there would have suggestions.
    That would have been a good idea. Probably should have done that.

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