Wonderfunders Speculative Adventurerers

GROUP RULES

This Wonderfunders group is for people who actively want to make comics together

and who do not care about front end pay.

We will collaborate to create for the sake of the creation.

We will share profits, if any, by the following formula :

Writer 18% of profits after expenses and 51% of IP rights


Editor 5% of profits after expenses and 3% of IP rights


Penciler 18% of profits after expenses and 30% of IP rights


Inker 18% of profits after expenses and 4% of IP rights


Colorist 18% of profits after expenses and 4% of IP rights


Letterer 18% of profits after expenses and 3% of IP rights


Publisher 5% of profits after expenses and 5% of IP rights   


You must be an active group member to participate.
You must agree with the formula above to be a group member.

All Members who are US citizensmust complete and return the following form


http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf 

All Members who are not US citizensmust complete and return the following form instead

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf

 

snail mail for returning forms is

Wonderfunders

5719 Wood Dr. SW

Albuquerque NM, USA 87105

email for returning forms is

jlynch@wonderfunders.com



What do we mean by active participation?
Visit regularly, participate in the creation of comics with the group,
vote on a topic, selection, or course of action when a poll is posted.
Do not rely on your news feed to stay current here. Visit the group at least once per week.
Daily is better

Let us know about how you would like to participate by visiting this link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10P3V7uDCtryA8mEjm1BFbGh0DiXviaJp3L0vu4ssfog/viewform


This form must be filled out within 7 days of joining the group.

To ensure active participation, there will be polls posted at random intervals. To maintain your membership,

you must participate in the polls. Failure to respond within 14 days of any poll being posted

may result in a member being put on probation, at which point a notification will be sent.

Failure to respond within 21 days may result in removal from the group.

This group is specifically for collaboration within the group,

rather than advertising or seeking input for other projects outside of it.

We sincerely wish success to all of our members,

but let's keep the focus. If you want to interact outside those parameters, please

join the other Wonderfunders groups, and post in them.

Only admins should post surveys within the group.

Round III writers,have your 22 page pitch by 15 February 2015

Round IV Writers, please have a 5 page script ready for editing by 1 May 2015.

Round IV Writers, please have a pitch for a 22 page comic ready for editing by 1 May 2015. You may only pitch your 22 page comic if you have submitted a 5 page script in the same round. The 5 page script does not have to be part of the 22 page story

Submission Guidelines

5 Page Scripts

All 5 page scripts must be suitable for a PG-13 audience. Scripts may be about any topic suitable for the audience. Scripts must be completely original in their content. No fan fiction of any kind is acceptable. Scripts should tell a complete story. No script page shall contain more than 4 - 7 panels. Scripts should contain all the information required to produce the sequential art. Including locations, lighting, specific perspectives for panels, color schemes, etc.  All submitted scripts will be subject to being edited. If a writer will not accept proposed edits, the publisher will resolve all conflicts. A writer who cannot, or will not, accept edits if the publisher and assigned editor are in agreement may withdraw their entry.

22 Page Pitches

All 22 page pitches must be preceded by the submission of a 5 page script in the same round. The submitted pitch for the 22 page and the 5 page story do not have to be connected. Pitches must be suitable for a PG-13 audience. Pitches may be about any topic suitable for the audience. Pitches must be completely original in their content. No fan fiction of any kind is acceptable. Pitches should tell a complete story concept.

 

General Information

It is our intent to publish all of the 5 page stories, however, the publisher may choose to limit the number of 5 page stories per entrant.

It is our intent to publish one 22 Page story per round as a stand alone comic.


Submit files to 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wfspec/files/

The files should be .rtf. The file name should be structured like this for a five pager "YrMo_5p_first_last_title.doc" a 22 page pitch should be labeled "YrMo_22p_first_last_title_.doc".

Graphic file page template link is 

http://ka-blam.com/printing/templates/2010_comic_template.png 

please produce images in .PNG format sized 2100 x 3150 at 300 DPI

To see the round I 5 page assignment chart visit

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Yz7m9yVWRxqZ0QEP-ofKfvG7qkkal3Xa5MvHkgpVoc/edit?usp=sharing

To see the round II 5 page assignment chart visit

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10gVZLM_kLZndYcLoUuoB4dOT6XVqU3OlpLAQnAoX0hk/edit?usp=sharing

To see the round III 5 page assignment chart 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JFLzY2lQV44jn4gm1P_l-99Tx5khYGjIpSIp2SgOTlg/edit#gid=0


You may share WIP without restriction Please promote the anthology with your posts.

Round III 22 page pitch submission deadline is 15 February 2015

Round IV 5 page script submission deadline is 1 May 2015

Membership Roles and Responsibilities

Writer

Produces original scripts and/or pitches by set deadlines

Adheres to a standard of writing that provides clarity for production of the work within the recognized normal processes of comic production.

Is cognizant of panel and page limitations i.e. what can be done in a panel and on a page

Adheres to the PG-13 content cap. If in doubt, consult your editor or publisher.

Is responsible for staying in contact with the production team at every stage of the process

Responds promptly to editors when approached. Accepts editing, and if edits are disputed, presents a rational case to the publisher.

Understands that a script may be rejected by the publisher for any reason.

Will treat every member of the team and the group with respect and decorum.

Must provide appropriate forms for reporting income taxes

Editor

Reviews scripts with the intent of bringing the best possible script to the penciler and the reader by set deadlines.

Is responsible for establishing and maintaining contact with the production team throughout the creative process.

Shares constructive criticism with the writer as it is warranted.

If the editor and the writer have an impasse, the publisher will arbitrate.

If a writer will not accept edits if both the editor and the publisher feel that they are needed, the writer may withdraw the story, or pitch it as is to another publisher.

Holds the writer to a standard of writing that provides clarity for production of the work within the recognized normal processes of comic production.

Verifies that the final script does, indeed, meet the criteria for production.

 If edits are disputed, presents a rational case to the publisher supporting proposed edits.

Notifies the penciler of the readiness of a story for penciling.

Uploads or verifies upload of the final script to the files area, renaming the file with the word Final at the end.

Will treat every member of the team and the group with respect and decorum.

Must provide appropriate forms for reporting income taxes

Penciler

Reads the final script when notified by the editor of its availability

Confers with the writer and/or editor about any questions relating to the script or character design that remain unanswered.

Is responsible for the visual layout of the story, bringing the intent of the writer to penciled images in panels and pages

Will leave space in each panel for legible lettering to be added by the letterer

Will consult both the writer and the editor before significantly altering any panel or page

Produces pencils that lend themselves to being inked.

Is responsible for establishing the initial digital file for the art. The files are to be 2100 x 3150 pixels at 300 dpi. The format is to be .png

Is responsible for adding files to the appropriate shared Dropbox folder when they are complete.

Files should be named “story title_page #_pencils.xxx”

Is responsible for notifying the editor and the writer when pencils are complete

In the event of a dispute with the writer, will accept the decision of the editor on any issue. The publisher may be consulted if agreement between the writer, the editor, and the penciler cannot be reached.

Will treat every member of the team and the group with respect and decorum.

Must provide appropriate forms for reporting income taxes

 

Inker

Reads the final script when notified by the editor of its availability

Inks the provided pencils, producing work that may then be colored

Will consult both the penciler and the editor before significantly altering any panel

Is responsible for adding files to the appropriate shared Dropbox folder when they are complete.

Files should be named “story title_page #_inks.xxx”

The files are to be 2100 x 3150 pixels at 300 dpi. The format is to be .png

Is responsible for notifying the editor when inks are complete

Will treat every member of the team and the group with respect and decorum.

Must provide appropriate forms for reporting income taxes

 

Colorist

Reads the final script when notified by the editor of its availability

Colors the provided inks, producing work that may then be lettered

Will consult the writer for the basic palate for the comic.

Is responsible for adding files to the appropriate shared Dropbox folder when they are complete.

Files should be named “story title_page #_colors.xxx”

The files are to be 2100 x 3150 pixels at 300 dpi. The format is to be .png

Is responsible for notifying the editor when inks are complete

Will treat every member of the team and the group with respect and decorum.

Must provide appropriate forms for reporting income taxes

 

Letterer

Reads the final script when notified by the editor of its availability

Adds lettering, balloons, boxes, sound effects that are legible when printed at standard comic size

Will consult both the writer and the editor before significantly altering any text

Is responsible for adding files to the appropriate shared Dropbox folder when they are complete.

Files should be named “story title_page #_letters.xxx”

The files are to be 2100 x 3150 pixels at 300 dpi. The format is to be .png

Is responsible for notifying the editor when inks are complete

Will treat every member of the team and the group with respect and decorum.

Must provide appropriate forms for reporting income taxes

 

Publisher

Will treat every member of the team and the group with respect and decorum.

Establishes deadlines

Tracks progress

Settles policy Issues

Will arbitrate any disputes

Is responsible for organizing processes, staffing, production, legal issues, disbursements, accounting, and enterprise oversight.

Is responsible to make final products available both physically and digitally to the consumer.

Questions? Contact Jim Lynch

jlynch@wonderfunders.com

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