Currently I'm working a colorist doing 60 pages a month for $750 :| Quite obviously it's a horrible job where they care more about quantity than quality ...But whenever I try to go about finding a new colorist job I can't seem to find them. I've checked the Conceptart's job forum, Cghub's job forum....Even DeviantArt's forum. Unfortunately there are never many listing for comic colorist jobs there. So I was wondering where do you find jobs CA?
Mr Thorns, if your work contract allows you to use your colored pages for self-promotion (it should!) post them in your portfolio, and in various offering-work forums. Advertise yourself as a comic colorist. You can also seek out comic publishers who employ colorists and send your work samples to them.
Yep, unfortunately you are just going to have to sell yourself hard. Maidith
is right. Put yourself out there, start collecting the submission mails of every
single comic publisher/potential employer you can find, read their submission policies and guidelines
and contact them. Expect rejection and no replies, but that's part of it.
Publishers are at ComicCons.
Find the ones that look at portfolios, or bring a business card with your website on it and intro yourself.
Befriend editors on Facebook, and make your presence known to them, so when you get the op to meet them at a Con, they connect face to FB and take it from there.
Networking is a must.
Last edited by OmenSpirits; October 20th, 2012 at 12:34 AM.
My SketchBook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=139784
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
Are you aware that you are working at about 10% of the minimum fair price for coloring comics? That's beyond "horrible", that's virtually for free. You'd be better off investing the time and effort into padding up your portfolio and promoting yourself.
Also thank you all for your suggestions! I will definitely keep them all in mind and try them out.
Be sure that you won't get any decent pay from this client ever, in any case. You've already sold yourself cheap to them, and if you try to ask for more, they'll likely dump you and find another desperate guy.
I'm pretty sure Mrthorns would take any job that would pay better if she could after reading her original post over. No one would work for that much just because when any other job would pay better. What you're asking for though is a lot harder than it sounds... hell getting a job at Mc Donalds nowadays is even kind of difficult.
Personally, I haven't been able to find a job in a good while and I'd take that 750$ job while looking for better jobs because its better than 0$/month.
To OP, sorry If I knew where to search I wouldn't be jobless
Honestly rather than passing judgment on my choices and current job it would be much more useful to give suggestions on places to look seeing as leaving my paying job to look for another and just working on my portfolio doesn't pay the bills, and is a rather quick way to find myself in a worse position.
Also as I already said I'm looking for a new job, so there is no intention of asking for a rise nor any desire to work with them.
Last edited by Mr.Thorns; October 18th, 2012 at 12:49 PM.