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Horseless Carriage Project

Here is the purpose of the Horseless Carriage.

Purpose:

Take Christian comic/comix (European etc.) and Graphic Novel Developers and e-publish their works.

How:

A comic is submitted.
It is received and a receipt goes to the developer.
An evaluation of the “piece” is initiated.
The piece is then rated with a rubric .
The evaluation is sent to the developer with any notes or suggestions

Rating:

I realized that some type of evaluation system that would allow others to know of where they work stood regarding the publisher or the folks that are looking at it – had to be established.

First, I had to develop a Rubric with a number of defined evaluation points myself and others (who choose to put themselves out there for the cause) could use to score

Evaluation Rubric: at the end of the document

This Rubric is designed to give clarification and a direction as to what type of quality is needed to produce by the Horseless Carriage ™. The goal with this effort is to allow creators a window of what’s needed to be produced for the public and the necessary steps that are needed to become a successful name within our Christian Industry or the secular graphic novel industry.

Second, the evaluation piece is and will be modified. It is a document that will be in refined and upgraded to make sure it address the changing pace of developers, styles of art and the demands of the customers and communities we serve.

Third, I have established that in order to be of selection for the bundled graphic novel that I will assist in publishing, I had to make a set score that would make the cut and then have a second tier cut that would make another publication.

Fourth, my goal is to publish Christian comic art (easier to say that then graphic novels, comics and comix) and to get exposure for Christian artist. In order to do that I have to develop as many avenues as possible and create as many channels as possible for artist of all kinds.

Fifth, I have to create categories for the project. The easy one is children based comics and stuff.

I would give this the PK (6-10) and then use the standard MS (middle school age 11-14), YA (15-19) and then Adult (20 and older).

With all of this I had to also think of how to determine what is going be acceptable. Well, here is the deal – does it have a message? If the point of the comic is to talk about how a person is coming off of Crack or the hero is working his way out of something horrific then yeah it is appropriate.

Is there a place for Adult based comics with this project? Yes! But, this means in regards to the message and with an understanding of the audience and the direction of the project.

Meaning – please no erotica, Christian or not! No, porn, and no projects so risky that I start to break out in a sweat when myself or others review it.

You as the developer know what is appropriate for this type of project.

Compensation
Now the point where everyone is wondering if I am going to address, money!

Yes, I plan on discussing this in full detail. My goal right now is to gather as much information and create a strategy that will provide the most for the developer and cover the basic cost of the project.

My thoughts are this is more of a “think tank” or a Xerox Park (mouse, Ethernet kind of thinking) or more of a Linux / Grass Roots Christian Graphic Novel Publishing effort.

I am debating if the Project should be a non-profit (501c3) or traditional LLC. But, whatever it is, I will make sure that the community is informed and up to date with the correct and most accurate information.

Talk to you soon….

Rubric:

HCPIMAGE

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Crazy name, simple project. The Horseless Carriage is the beginning of a test project to help Christian Graphic Novel developers and Christian comic/comix geeks to publish their items.

Now before you freak out and say, “…who is this guy?” and “…who does he think he is?”

Well, I am a guy who has been messing around with Christian comics since 1996 and I have seen how the Bricks (Christian Brick and Mortars) have ebb and flowed on comics. I have seen how the market inside the bookstores does not really have a place for the Christian type of media, and I have been a personal witness to a lot of failures and successes.

Well, in the next coming weeks and months I will be updating the site and giving instructions on how to submit material to create a graphic novel bundle (3-4 or more solid comics and novels in one book) to be e-published and marketed.

The goal is to create opportunity and to provide an avenue for others to get their items out in the world so they can be seen.

Mind you, I will put together some evaluation rubrics to make sure that the quality and the professionalism is there in order for the book to be a solid representation of what the Christian world is all about and in order to be respected by the industry.

To catch up with what is going on with Secular…Nought, just click here.

My name is Lance….talk to you soon.

SN is the parent company that is hosting the Horseless Carriage Project.

SN is the parent company that is hosting the Horseless Carriage Project.