With Wizard World LA just around the corner, the promise of a new studiomate arises. As most of you know, we will be conducting the Wildstorm talent search at two of this year's Wizard World shows. I can't tell you what a great oppurtunity this is for all you aspiring artists out there. The ability to say that you've worked as a studio artist here is a title few artists can boast. We've had some of comicdom's best talents come through here.
A few tips from a guy who started here, currently works here, and will also be one of the judges deciding who wins. :)
First off, bring only your best. It takes about a single page sometimes to be able to tell if someone's got it. I've reviewed many a portfolio, where there are just tons and tons of stuff from the artist's past ten years of drawing. Honestly, usually, all you need are three to four sequential pages of art. To be safe, try to include characters that are recognizable. Luckily for all of you entering, you have a script to work from, yay!
Next, be open to criticism. Even if you don't win this show. Take what you hear, go home, and apply it to your art. The best thing I did was take the pointers I got from my first show, took it home, and practiced everything I was told. By my next show I was more prepared, and soon thereafter started getting job offers. :) Especially be open to criticism, because if you just so happen to win, we here at the studio are oftentimes the most critical with each other. So you can just look at your three month prize as a comic art boot camp, lol!
Lastly, enjoy what you do! Get into comics, because you love comics! You have to be willing to eat, breath, and sleep comics! Make all the art you do a treat for yourself. The more you enjoy the process, oftentimes, the more people will respond to it!
Just a few quick tips.
We all our very excited at the idea of a new artist coming into the fold. It's no doubt, we definitely want to find comic's next star artist! It could be you!