As some of you might have guessed, I am doing NaNoWriMo in November like I have for the past two years.
The project I am working on is a series of short stories based on the world that my husband Krieg005 and I play. It spans from the time of dinosaurs until the future. There are going to be a lot of short stories and a lot of characters. The reason this matters is that most of our characters are based off of adopts I have gotten over the years.
Here is the problem: I know that some people do not give consent for someone to profit off of their work. I doubt I will profit off of this, but I am asking for permission to use the design in my stories. The actual physical drawing will not be used in the novel, though illustrations might accompany stories by other artists (or even the original artist if we can come to an agreement!). I do not want to put anyone out or make them feel as though I am am belittling them or their work or even trying to sell their work through the novel.
If you agree to allow me to use your work, please comment here or send me a note. I will be keeping track of these, but consent can be removed right up until November 1, 2014, only because that is when I will start to write.
There is a second part to this, I am also looking to have a "story bible" printed where I will put characters, their stats and other useful information together. I am looking to have it printed at Staples into a physical book so that I am able to quickly look at both the physical and the non-physical together. Images will be printed for personal use between my husband and I. I might bring this book with me to school if I plan on working on the novel during breaks, but it will not be lent out to anyone, nor will I let anyone see it who is not my husband or I. All people wishing to look at the information in it will be directed online to view the original image as long as it is still up.
What exactly are you consenting to?
1. Use of the adopted character in a novel.
2. A printed copy of the art for personal use.
Also, the added bonus of having your DA name listed in the novel under a "Thank-You" page.
If you don't agree to either of these, I will not do them. I will also share any relevent information with you about the characters and I will, if possible, see about getting you an e-book copy once the book is finished. If I print it I will not be able to afford to give out free copies of it, but I will offer a heavily discounted, signed copy if we can work out shipping costs.
This does not pertain to artists who have drawn designs based off of established art or description as they only brought to life the ideas in my head.
Thank-you either way!
Awesome Artists who Are Consenting and the adopted characters (in no particular order!):
by (who does amazing simple animation, see the last one for blinking!)
by (all of these were eggs and all of them surprised the hell out of me!)
(2) by (the second is open for only $4!)
(all five. N.P. for story bible) by
by (I used the second one for my novel last November, but it was scrapped)
I have more to add on here, but I'm coming back to it later. If you've responded and you don't see your name here, don't worry, I'm just a little tired. I didn't realize just how many characters I've adopted!