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By Carter Hutchison
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About this project

On the surface, this project is intended to publish five short stories written by myself and drawn by various artists. But I want to go further than that. I want to help the person who feels like I felt and wants to put their stories out into the world. This is the mission of Grass Roots Comics.

Contribute to Grass Roots Comics, and you can submit your script or artwork to be considered for publishing in Grass Roots Comics Presents #2 and beyond. Think of this first issue as a template for the kind of stories we will be looking for in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, noir, and pulp. 

Once your story is selected to be featured, you will receive compensation for your story by a page rate. We pair up a story with an artist who's art style fits the story and we will also run the Kickstarter for the issue of Grass Roots Comics Presents that your story or artwork would be featured in. 

So that’s my story, what is yours?

Risks and challenges

I want Grass Roots Comics to be as transparent as possible. This is why the Board Members will be included in every step of the way. I hope that a day comes where Grass Roots Comics no longer truly belongs to me, but that it belongs to the Grass Roots Comics Community.

Once we are fully up and running, I would like to publish four issues a year. Each issue would feature ten short stories. For the 2018 year I think starting with two issues is reasonable and building from there. I hope a day comes where we are launching the Kickstarter for Grass Roots Comics Presents #100.

The scripts are finished and all artists are on board for the first issue. Grass Roots Comics Presents #1 will feature the artwork of:

Joe and Rob Sharp:

Joe and Rob started Sharp Brothers Studio in 1997 when they left their positions as layout artists at Walt Disney Animation Australia to focus on freelance illustration. They started the studio by working with former World Champion and wrestling icon The Ultimate Warrior, where they were instrumental in all aspects of his return to the wrestling ring in 1998. From there they went on to work mostly in the field of comic books: illustrating (and occasionally writing) everything from Star Trek to Danger Mouse.
 
Here are links to their various portfolio sites.
 
http://sharpbrothers.com/gallery.php…
www.sharpbrothers.com.au
www.sharpbrothers.artstation.com
http://sharpbrothers.deviantart.com/
http://jackywinter.com/artists/the-sharp-brothers

Ethan Brewerton:

Ethan is an artist from Connecticut and a graduate of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

www.EthanSBrewerton.com

Julian Shaw:

Julian is an unpublished warehouse worker that loves to draw and hopes to one day do it for a living. #drawislife.

http://yooying.com/rockthearts

and Izzy Kemp:

Isabella Kemp is a Sequential Art graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the co-author and illustrator for the published YA series "Windmill Keepers," and co-owner of Bird Bones Creative Works LLC. Now living in Virginia she spends her free time creating illustrated webcomic adventures and tutoring our future generations in art.

https://aikempwriting.myportfolio.com/

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    Have an idea for a full length comic book? I will write your 22-24 page come book. All you need to do is give me a loose pitch and character descriptions! All characters created will belong to you.

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