WHAT IS IT?
Creators for Creators is an independent 501©(3) non-profit organization intended to encourage, support, and promote original works through grants and education.
The goal of the Creators for Creators grant is to help pave the way for the next generation of comics creators by supporting their work financially and through mentorship, as well as providing opportunities for their creations to reach a wide audience. We plan to give $30,000 to a single cartoonist or writer/artist duo in order to support the creation of a new and original work of a length between sixty-four and one hundred pages over the course of a single year. The recipient will be selected by committee according to rigorous criteria.
In addition to the monetary support, the recipient of the grant will have access to mentorship from the experienced creators involved with Creators for Creators. Mentorship will cover almost every aspect of the comic-creating experience. The goal is to give the recipient a firm foundation in the creative, business, legal, and financial areas of the comics business.
The recipient has total control over how and where they choose to publish their work once it is completed, whether they choose to submit it to a creator-owned publisher or release it themselves in any format. Iron Circus Comics and Image Comics have both pledged to support the recipient by publishing their work, if the recipient so chooses. No matter their choice, the recipient retains all rights to their work.
Finally, CreatorsforCreators.org will become a resource for the comics industry intended to educate creators by way of testimonials, advice, and more from established creators.
The Creators for Creators grant was founded by Charlie Adlard, Jordie Bellaire, David Brothers, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nick Dragotta, Leila del Duca, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, Jonathan Hickman, Joe Keatinge, Robert Kirkman, Jamie McKelvie, Rick Remender, Declan Shalvey, Fiona Staples, Eric Stephenson, C. Spike Trotman, and Brian K. Vaughan.
CAN I APPLY?
Applicants must either be a single creator or a writer-artist duo with joint ownership of the submitted work. Each applicant must be eighteen years old or older, and the work cannot have been submitted to a publishing company or similar entity within the past year. The Creators for Creators grant is international, so there are no geographic restrictions on applicants.
Applicants must have never had solo work published by a third-party publisher. Self-published work is acceptable, as is participation in anthologies, but any non-anthology industry publication is unacceptable.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Visit CreatorsforCreators.org to view the submissions page. All applications must include a signed release agreement and bio for each applicant, a proposal of no more than two pages that roughly describes your story and its conclusion, and at least five pages of finished sequential art from your story in order to demonstrate your storytelling.
The submission period lasts from May 1st, 2016 to November 1, 2016, and the eventual recipient of the grant will be chosen by an anonymous selection committee.
CAN I HELP?
If you are a creator or publisher who would like to donate to or assist Creators for Creators in other ways, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to join our mailing list, visit our contact page.
Thanks to all those who’ve become Patrons of How to Fight Write, we’re currently about 1/6th of the way to our first goal. Which is huge! Really, that’s amazing. You’re amazing! Thank you!
I know this is a crazy season, where money is tight and we thank you so much for giving us support in these hard times.
For those who haven’t seen our new campaign yet, I hope you’ll check it out. Even if it doesn’t seem like much, a single dollar per month can add up to a lot and really makes a difference.
More than anything else, Starke and I want to be able to keep giving back to this wonderful community and continue helping you all fulfill your writing goals. With your support, we’re a few steps closer to making that dream a reality.
So, thank you! If you haven’t seen it yet then please check it out, consider becoming a Patron, and help us produce even more cool stuff to help with all your fight scene needs!
-Michi and Starke
Starke and I are officially starting up our Patreon for How to Fight Write.
Hopefully, it will be helpful in getting us enough money to move and allow us some financial stability so we can start putting out more content for the blog at a more regular pace. Our goal as always is to provide you with the best content as possible to help you with your writing, whether it be character development, technical questions, or your fight scenes and that won’t change.
The goal of our Patreon is to be able to create more content, both those of you who choose to become our patrons and those of you regularly following this blog. Some financial stability is a great way to make that happen, plus it incentivizes us to work. More than that, Starke’s father is still planning to sell the house we live in out from under us and we don’t have the money to move.
So, the best solution? Patreon.
More content for you. Financial stability for us.
Remember, even if you’re as strapped for cash as we are a single dollar can go a long way.
We enjoy what we do. We’d like to have the resources to do it full time.
So, follow this handy link here to go directly to the site.
Or read on.
$200 – With this, we move back to a regular schedule and on our How to Fight Write Tumblr, you get a question answered three days a week (M,W,F). We start making a real dent in our backlog and you get rewarded. I’ll even start fumbling with my Twitter again. (Which should prove at the very least to be entertaining for somebody. It could be you.)
$500 – We upgrade to an answer every day of the week, with the weekends off. So, five days a week. (I promise, we’ll still be thinking about you on our days off!) Plus, podcasts with our good friend Beau where we discuss different topics in a more free flow environment.
$1000 – This is about the cost of a decent apartment in our area and would, essentially, cover our current living costs. At this tier, I return to doing full articles every week on top of answered questions every five days. 1,500 to 5,000 words in which I or Starke talk about different aspects of combat and writing. This is a continuing of archetype articles like “The Chessmaster“ and others which are slightly more involved.
$2000 – In addition to all of the above, help us hit tier and we’ll start doing reviews, either biweekly or once a month. Not just general reviews, but reviews of book, movies, and other media to assess their helpfulness toward your Fight Writing. We read it and watch it so you don’t have to.
$5000 – On top of everything else, we start doing fight scene media breakdown videos via Youtube. Once a month, I tell you how they work, how they function, what they’re doing, and how to apply the lessons taught in visual media to your writing.
If even just ¼ of you lovely people a single dollar a month, we’d have enough to start putting together all that and more.
As with every Patreon, there are different subscriber benefits based on the tier you at which you contribute. Those can be seen on our site.
Lastly, as a thank you to all the support you provide, we’ll double up on this month’s $3 Patron Benefit for everyone who contributes $1 dollar. $3 will receive two.
We hope you’ll consider becoming one of our Patrons.
-Michi and Starke
Sorry we haven’t been putting much up lately, it’s been a very stressful time. We just got the news that Starke’s father is planning to sell the house that we currently live in and that we will soon have nowhere to go. Putting together our writing advice for How to Fight Write is a passion project that we would love to keep up but it’s been difficult between the bills and the overwhelming levels of stress. (Literally puked my guts up in the toilet five minutes ago.) We’ll probably be putting together a Patreon and GoFundMe campaign in the next few weeks or so, depending on how all this shakes out.
In the mean time, our website does have a PayPal donation tab and any extra money that any of you lovely people could kick our way would be a godsend. Times are tough for us all, I know that better than anyone. Still, keeping us fed with a roof over our heads and access to a more stable living condition will go a long way toward getting content to come back at regular intervals.
Anything you can do, we appreciate it.
The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give – it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.
It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.
there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done
if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?