A person of color.
In case you don’t follow us on Facebook and Twitter (why don’t you?!), we made an announcement this week that we’re looking for a temporary colorist who will do the coloring for Issues 23 & 24. This will alleviate some of Garth’s artistic workload, as he works his ass off making amazing pages for everyone’s enjoyment at an incredible pace and deserves a break to let his batteries recharge.
As I reply to numerous professional inquiries and look over portfolios and art samples, I’ve found myself getting increasingly more excited at the prospect of bringing in outside help. Garth’s style is irreplaceable and so much of his creativity has shaped the world of STAR POWER, but I’m curious to see how a new set of helping hands will perceive our work and color it in their own style. It’s a similar excitement to having the extremely talented Kristi Lyn provide us with the Issue covers for this storyline. An outside perspective can help you see your work in a whole new light, and from a direction you couldn’t otherwise perceive.
It’s important to note that we’re not asking for handouts. This is paid work we’re providing because it’s important to pay artists for their time and effort. If you’re looking to get into freelance work, never ever work simply “for exposure.” It doesn’t pay the rent.
This is exciting. For me, because I’m eager to see a new style applied to our work while still remaining faithful to existing color schemes. For Garth, because his workload will get lighter for a few months. For our souls, because as wonderful as it is to be supported by generous readers like you, it’s also fulfilling to invest in other artists and help support them.