Hi there, I am an artist who loves comics and football. As the title says, I am looking for a writer or co-writer who would like to create a webtoon with me. I currently have a very vague idea for a story, and I am open to brainstorming ideas if I find someone who may be interested.
Genre: Sports, drama
The story follows 2 strikers who play for the same football team who are at very different stages of their career.
Thiago Fuentes is a humble, up and coming striker, who has recently signed for his dream club at a mere 21 years old after breaking through the previous season. Excited to play alongside his childhood hero Ivan, Thiago has his whole career to look forward to, but he soon wonders if he can live up to the expectation.
Ivan Kovalenko is 32 years old, he is in the last year of his contract and his future currently hangs in the air. Once a generational talent, Ivan has forgotten what it is like to love his job, and after a string of trophies and a very successful career, Ivan has now gone 6 years without winning silverware for his current club. His career as of late has been filled with disappointments and he worries that his career will fizzle out like so many before him. Desperate to win silverware with his team, Ivan soon finds his place as starting striker threatened by the new kid.
The comic will be interspersed with interviews, newspaper clippings and tabloid magazine articles to help give the reader background information on the characters. The story will touch on issues such as anxiety and depression and be lgbtq driven.
The story is set in England and is supposed to take place in the top division of football, obviously because of copyright issues etc. leagues and teams will have to be made up, but it will generally be the same as IRL football leagues.
Like I said, the story is in it’s very early conceptual stages so nothing is set in stone and it hasn’t been planned very thoroughly so anybody who wants to help can contribute to the story, create their own characters, clubs etc. because of this, the actual length of the comic is undetermined.
What I am looking for:
Somebody with a body of work (so I can see if your writing will match the story).
A person who can help me brainstorm and develop the story.
A person who also loves sports and football or at least a vague idea of how football works, not just the sport itself but behind the scenes as well.
Persons preferably over 21 (but will accept over 18 as well).
I prefer to work with women or non-binary folk.
I am open to both page style comic or scroll comic (I have not made a scroll style comic before).
If anybody is interested or would like more information please comment here or DM me on Tapas.
Some samples of my drawings: