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Spooky Artist  - Contest - For my Spook Central Elementary project
joshm
post Oct 3 2007, 10:59 AM
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I think this looks cool, so I'm going to play around and post a character design too. If you like it I'll do the sequential page too.


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arno
post Oct 6 2007, 05:43 AM
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Wow Clayboy you are a killer!!

I gave you my voice for the horror contest.
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post Oct 6 2007, 08:06 AM
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Thanks Arno,

If I get some time this weekend I may post a couple more.
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Tim Tilley
post Oct 10 2007, 04:59 AM
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I made a myspace page for the book.

If anyone want's their name, or art removed from
it send me a message, and I'll do so at the next
chance I get.


]http://www.myspace.com/spookcentralelementary
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Tim Tilley
post Oct 10 2007, 07:06 AM
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Thanks Bill. I may end up commissioning/hiring you to help
edit my manuscript and cover letter prior to my seeking a
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post Nov 18 2007, 11:03 PM
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I realize these aren't in the style you want, but I was inspired to try my hand at your kids. The body language is what I perceived in your original illustrations. I would have posted them sooner, but the other stuff I've been doing has taken precedence on my drawing table.

Here's the boys:



And the girls:



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Tim Tilley
post Nov 20 2007, 01:53 AM
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thank you so much for posting these. I couldn't be happier knowing that others
are inspired to try and bring life to characters I created. I love seeing everyone's
interpretations of each character.


I love all the detail, like Rebecca's skateboard. Your body posturres aalso look great.

Which character was more fun to draw? (That question goes for everyone.)


http://www.myspace.com/spookcentralelementary has more info on the children's book version.
I plan on trying to convert it to a comicbook and
tv series as well over time.
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post Nov 20 2007, 11:45 PM
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I'm glad you liked them. As far as being fun to draw, I'd say the young(and already wrapped) Pharaoh Ramsey by a very small margin over all the rest, as they were all great fun to interpret. Though all the scales on Gil, the Preteen from the Black Lagoon, were rather time-consuming.
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Tim Tilley
post Nov 21 2007, 05:56 AM
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When I do the comic book version the scales can be donne digitally I hope.
Each character was based on Universal Studios related monsters, and named
after the various actors and creators of those characters. Such as Mary Shelley
creator of Frankenstein's monster.
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post Oct 8 2008, 01:02 PM
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this thread seems to be around a year old, but this is my first time running into it. i drew this sketch up with out a script and before i noticed it was about a year old and the penciler has more then likely already been selected. :) well heres my sketch anyway :D

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post Oct 10 2008, 03:02 PM
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Thanks for posting that. It looks cool. This will be open for a while.
Originally I was going to do a comic book as well as a children's book.
For the time being I can't afford to do the comic, so I instead focused my
time on doing just the children's book.

When I find a publisher I shall then once more attempt to make a comic based on
the series.
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post Oct 12 2008, 06:34 PM
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well good luck and keep us updated tim. :)
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Tim Tilley
post Feb 16 2011, 03:04 PM
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After a few really bad years, my goal of getting Spook Central Elementary published by the end of 2008 has failed on an epic level.
This is no longer a contest, as I no longer have any money to my name. (No joke.)

However, I am more than willing to receive any donated fan art, of which any that I do get will be posted on the Facebook and Myspace pages (credited of course).

As for the update, my Ex Fiancée was my writing partner as well and after she left I had to put aside SCE for all of 2010. I am just now starting to work on it again but the entire thirteen book set of manuscripts now need to be rewritten from scratch. I still plan on trying to get the series published one way or another, only now my chances have been severely lowered due to major competition by a very well known toy maker giant, Mattel.

Their series is called Monster High and is similar in concept, only instead of monsters in Elementary School-- they are in High School. I am not sure when it was created but the series just sprang up last year. I am not sure just how bad this will hinder my ability to sell/get my series published but one thing is for sure... it won't be easy.

Below are links to Monster High. I kind of wished that I had billions of dollars at my disposal back when I first came up with my concept, imagine what I could have created with all those funds. Oh and here is an OLD review I did on Monster High.

http://www.monsterhigh.com / http://shop.mattel.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=4315974


Well the entire reason for this post was to say thanks to all those who created art for me and I wanted to let everyone know just how much I appreciate it.
I still plan on working on the series and hope that it sees the light of day as the old idiom goes.

All the best,

Tim

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post Feb 16 2011, 04:07 PM
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Tim,
This has been a series that you've been passionate about. Look at it objectively, see what you need to do to get back there after all you've been through. Then make a plan for going forward. You have people around to help you out and advice and encouragement you. So, whatever you need, just say and we'll be here to help get you going somehow...


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post Feb 21 2011, 07:49 PM
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This is belated but thanks Bill, I really appreciate it. My main problem is finances, I have yet to recover from my "bankruptcy" and that's hindering my ability to move forward with my plans. I'll be honest, I'm not really making any money off of my coloring and I can't find a day job if my life depends on it. Which it kind of does in a manner of speaking.

What I need is an artist that can pull off that cutesy, cartoon look since it will work with both the children's book as well as a comic book. After that I need to raise enough funds to keep my domain name and web hosting service, which is at least a minimum of $160. I'll need a web programmer to help code the site (I have a layout, but lack the skills to code it in its entirety). Lastly, I need an Agent because publishers won't take manuscripts without being represented by an agent. As a bonus, if I were to find a flash animator to put together some animated "shorts" that would be cool, but obviously it would be asking for too much.

Without the financial means, almost none of that is possible.
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post Feb 21 2011, 08:18 PM
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Didn't I read that you were looking at Kickstarter..? Establish a base that you'd need to accomplish to make it happen, then start building.


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post Feb 22 2011, 06:28 PM
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I had intended to use Kickstarter to fund the printing of the "Series Bible" as well as the printing cost to send out manuscripts but I felt that the general public wouldn't back that concept since there would be little for them to gain from it.
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post Feb 22 2011, 08:00 PM
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Shoot for your first book, etc. Make it an event. Look at what pledge incentives you can do and make it happen.

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post Mar 31 2011, 10:48 PM
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yet another possible set back, first Mattel releases their Monster High line, and now Dream Works has Monster University:
http://www.filmjunk.com/2011/03/30/pixars-...ers-university/

I am not sure if the over saturation of monster stuff will hinder my efforts any, or help them. All I know is that I came
close to beating both of them to it, so close.

Anyway, I may try a kickstarter. I am not the best artist, and financially every incentive would more than likely need to
come from funds raised by the kickstarter event in the first place.

Do any of you have any ideas for incentives that don't cost a thing to produce?
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post May 24 2011, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE (Tim Tilley @ Apr 1 2011, 12:48 AM) *
yet another possible set back, first Mattel releases their Monster High line, and now Dream Works has Monster University:
http://www.filmjunk.com/2011/03/30/pixars-...ers-university/

I am not sure if the over saturation of monster stuff will hinder my efforts any, or help them. All I know is that I came
close to beating both of them to it, so close.

Anyway, I may try a kickstarter. I am not the best artist, and financially every incentive would more than likely need to
come from funds raised by the kickstarter event in the first place.

Do any of you have any ideas for incentives that don't cost a thing to produce?

Maybe you could used the Spooky idea and call your project Spooky High?

I think the monster market is far from saturated even with various other projects. Monster fans are legion!

Incentives that won't cost a bunch? Maybe buttons, stickers, going up to special art for high contributors...
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