Recently found a new artist.
I am a 21-year-old experienced author looking for an artist to work with for a manga. I have some novels published and once published a manga with my old publisher before I had it deleted. That very manga is what I wanted to talk about.
Currently, I want to create that specific manga again, but I want to publish it with Amazon since I have a more trusting experience with them.
Does it have to be a manga? I do not mind if it is in manga form or webcomic form.
Pay? Revshare is revenue share, so I want to split 50/50 of the commission with the person I am working with. I know it says unpaid, but I did not really know how to explain it since the artist is not automatically paid before any chapter is out. I want to release it chapter by chapter so that it is a more steady stream of income for both of us rather than releasing everything all at once.
So what is the story about? The story is called The Mystery of Midnight Bay, and it is about Eve Howard, who lives a normal life every day until she sleeps. When she sleeps she is transported into another world full of spirits. Once on that train, she loses more of her life and sees the haunting deaths of the passengers. The only way to end this is to find the truth about their deaths. She meets new people who help her solve the mystery and finds love along the way. The story may not sound so bad, but it is kinda dark.
Am I looking for requirements? I do prefer the artist to be eighteen or over besides that I do not mind if they have not worked on a manga or webcomic before. I do want it in mind the female lead is a Black woman, so if the artist does any colorwork, though her hair is straight in this series, she is darker brown skin color.
Genre: romance, mystery, thriller
My experience/ Credentials: I have been writing online since about 2014/2015 (it's been a while ). I have been writing the Mystery of Midnight Bay since 2015. I started writing new types of novels in late 2020. I released a manga in 2021 (had it deleted before leaving my old publisher, slightly would have been beneficial now but the closest I got are screenshots, and proof in my tags on instagram). Surprisingly, it became a #1 best seller for like a week on Amazon. This year I have been releasing just novels on Kindle Vella, which is a site owned by Amazon. Oh! I did an interview this year, which is on my Linktree too.
Is this story already out?
I have chapters published with Amazon Kindle Vella for the novel version. The link is here, but I am not promoting the story here; just want to give the possible artist to read at least a chapter.
The length would probably be about 40 chapters but each chapter can be released monthly or bi weekly. It would depend mainly on the artist. I do not want to put a lot of work on them when they have lives of their own.
Thank you so much and feel free to ask questions or message me if you are interested.
Here is my LinkTree with the links to my stories and more of my credentials.