George Pérez writes:
Monday, December 30, 2013 at 2:50pm
WHO WANTS TO BE A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER?
CASTING CALL FOR GEORGE PEREZ’S SHE-DEVILS!
Hey there, everybody! As many of you know I am currently working on a creator-owned series for BOOM! Studios called SHE-DEVILS. After many months of setbacks due to my medical issues and the time it took to develop the first story arc, I am finally ready to begin penciling.
As some of you may also know, as in my previous short-lived creator-owned project CRIMSON PLAGUE, my desire is to populate this series with as many friends and fans as the story will allow. While I have already cast my lead characters and several other parts, there is still a need for many more roles to be filled and, thus, this open “casting call”.
I am looking for characters, male and female, of all shapes, sizes, ethnicity and age. Some parts will be fairly significant; others will be little more than cameos. Some may have their real names used (if agreeable); others may be playing characters that by plot necessity will have fictional names. Most will be portraying humans; some may be the basic models for aliens. Some will be heroic; some will be among the vilest of villains. Some will live; some won’t be so lucky.
And, of course, everyone will be drawn by me. It’s my way of letting my fans in on the fun, and I am particularly hopeful that this will inspire the cosplayers among you to dress up as your character at upcoming conventions. The idea of a big photo shoot with as many live SHE-DEVILS characters gathered together really excites me and watching fans and friends being asked to autograph copies of the books they appear in is my way of sharing a bit of the celebrity spotlight that I’ve been privileged to enjoy for four decades.
So, for those of you who may be interested, and even for those whom I have already approached, here’s what I will need from each of you.
Photos. Plenty, plenty of photos. Especially headshots, like animation character sheets, wherein you provide as many expressions, moods and angles as you can manage. Face forward, profile, three-quarter shots, looking left, right, up and down, even looking to the rear. Happy, sad, angry, worried, confused, surprised, playful, passive, assertive. Smiling, frowning, sneering, screaming, gritted teeth, pursed lips, whistling, grimacing. I think you get the idea. Every emotional and dramatic expression you can think of.
I know this may be asking a lot, but I really do want to have as big a library as possible so that every drawing of each respective character bears at least some resemblance to the model An acceptable alternative would be video for those who have done some action stuff in that format. And for those who have their own websites with suitable photos, a link would also be perfectly acceptable.
Now, please understand that, however many responses I get, there is no guarantee that I will be able to use everyone, or even a majority of those who wish to be part of this. However, if the first story arc is successful, I will need characters for a follow-up, so don’t fret that you’ll be totally left out.
Also, this is not a paying gig. The only compensation for any of you is the hopeful thrill of seeing yourself as part of a comic book drawn with as much tender loving care as I can manage.
So, if any of this does interest you, please send links to photos, vidcaps, videos or websites to my email at gpzpacesetter[a]mac.com.
For those who wish to send photos or videos by regular mail, please contact me by e-mail requesting my mailing address (I may open a PO Box specifically for this). You can also send me messages through my Facebook pages but please understand that sometimes messages get lost among the many others I receive here.
So, that’s my spiel. To coin an old, but now appropriate, phrase, see you in the funny papers!