So here's the deal. I'm writing an expansion story (a personal project of sorts), and I have a feeling it's going to be pretty epic. A long-form deal with compelling characters in a modern, real-world setting, realistic motivations, truthful interactions, and LOTS of cool expansion of all sorts. I'm not one to tout an idea before it's fully realized, but the outline is very promising, and I have a feeling that this one is going to be a magnum opus of sorts. A one-paragraph summary is included at the end of this post.
Now as some of you know, I write, and I morph. But I have a confession: I can't draw to save my life, but I feel that this story would be best represented with some original artwork. So, I would like to hire a talented illustrator to take on the visual aspects of this story. I'm not looking for a full-fledged comic book, or anything, but I WOULD like to round out the tale with a dozen-or-so illustrations depicting some key moments.
Upon completion, the story would be sold online, both on my upcoming website, and on Amazon (in electronic format). As far as compensation, I'm flexible: we can go for a flat rate, or I would be glad to share a portion of the sales--royalties, if you will.
That's the basic info for now. So, if you're interested, shoot me a message. I would love to get your ideas.
The Years After (working title)
After getting into some trouble with an ancient witch on the Louisiana bayou, six college friends are afflicted with a curse. Their punishment: they must be together for the day of every full moon, or they will grow, each in their own, different ways. Kimmie, who has always been self-concisous about the size of her chest, undergoes breast expansion; Stephanie, who has been trying, unsuccessfully, for a baby with her husband Tim, appears farther and farther gone with child(ren); Tim, self-conscious about his height, gets taller; Elizabeth, always worried about her figure, packs on the pounds; stick-thin Jacqueline develops an extreme hourglass; Marc, insecure about the size of his penis, ends up with an increasingly massive member.
At first, the changes are regarded with cautious curiosity as the friends support eachother through the ordeal. But there is an underlying fear as the years progress: on occasion, the gang is unwittingly separated on the pivotal day each month, and soon, they end up with far more than they thought possible. Alliances are strengthened, and others are shattered as time goes by, as each character deals with the state of his or her body, and the effects their new forms have on their lives, to the best of their abilities. Will they be able to find balance--or an answer--before it's too late?