Hello, is the title suggests, I’m looking for a story I can adapt into a webtoon. This is not a formal offer–I’m a hobbyist artist who wants to try making something in my free time but I’m not good at planning my own story so I thought it might be a better idea to adapt someone else’s, if there are anyone interested in seeing their story as a comic.
Below are all the information I think that are relevant. Please feel free to ask if anything is unclear.
Short - Ideally a story that can be completed in 50 or at most 100 episodes
because that’s probably the limit of my dedication oof but the shorter it is, the better.
Complete - Or set to be complete within the next few months.
Definite Plot and Themes - There should be a clear story told with an introduction, conflict, and resolution. Open endings are also okay but exerpt-like stories are not. I love seeing stories with a clear aesthetic/theme (idk how to explain this but feel free to ask if you don’t get what I mean).
Clear Message - I personally think all stories should have a purpose. A meaningful or inspiring message is ideal.
Original - I won’t be accepting ‘retells’ unless the version is truly exceptional.
Indefinitely Free - Is published and will continue to be published on Wattpad or other relevant sites for free. (Mainly because I don’t wish to deal with copyright issues if author decides to enter into a paid deal with a publisher.)
Overall, I’m looking for a short but complete story with an ‘oomph’.
Active - With an assurance that you will continue to be active for a definite time of preferably over a year. Please don’t disappear on me because I’ll need the author to help me with deciding character designs, chapter planning, dialogues etc.–I want to work alone on it after I receive the story.
Ideally, I want you to be available for the whole time I work on the Webtoon. I’ll probably need to take an initial planning period of 6 months to prepare character reference sheets, references for settings, color pallets and other resources as well as making edits and planning the episodes and panels so that the pacing can stay consistent. After that, I might take about a month for each episode so this project will be long-term. If you know you’re not the kind of person to stay dedicated to a project for this long, please do not apply.
Courtesy(?) - I’ll probably require someone with a decent personality and high tolerance/flexibility. I normally tend to have a happy-go-lucky, albeit stuck-up personality but I sometimes go through mood swings (I suspect myself to have BPD but it’s mostly suppressed unless triggered, in which case the symptoms match up, so it might not be, idk) so I need someone to bear with me even through those times.
What You Can Get
Wider Audience - I plan to post on Webtoons. I can link your profile and other relevant info through a panel at the end of every episode which also enables;
Patreon/ko-fi Donations - But this is a only a possibility that depends on how well it goes but I can guarantee you that I’ll be trying my best. It’s up to the readers whether they decide to donate or not.
I currently do not have a master card or visa (won’t have one for another two years or so either) and so I won’t be able to monetize it. I also cannot accept a ‘webtoon original’ deal even if offered due to time constraints. The sharing ratio for money earned for via the possibilities here can be negotiated in advance to avoid conflict much later. I’m still researching how best it can be monetized and I’m still not sure how collabs work tbh (I’ve gone to webtoon’s publishing page and found no such option?) so I will most definitely appreciate it if someone reading this knows and informs me o.o
You can check my Wattpad and DevaintArt profiles for what I can do atm but I plan to practice before I actually start the adaptation so hopefully, I’ll be much better by then. However, this means that I will start as long as a year later.
I’m also considering publishing on tapas because if I’m doing it anyway, I might as well go all out, I think. The ‘ink’ system looks so sexy lol
although idk how it’ll work if I don’t have a card. This is also negotiable though, if you would like to keep it only on webtoons for a particular reason.
How to Apply
Just fill out this form before the 8th of December (I was also going to say that I’m willing to wait indefinitely until I found something I like but that was under the assumption that this idea was another miss–more people seem interested in this than I thought, thankfully o.o);
Setting (both times and places):
Brief Plot: (Feel free to dm me this if you don’t want to post publicly)
Link to Story:
Other relevant details:
Whether you would like reasons for rejection: Yes/No (I tend to be really harsh and indiscriminate when it comes to critiques so if you would prefer not to hear this, please select ‘No’)
I’ll be informing the people who are definitely rejected along with the reasons (you are free to reapply after changes) as early as the 9th of November.
I’m also looking for people with experience in 3D modeling, paneling, typesetting, proofreading and related skills that might be helpful in the production of a webtoon. Even if you can’t directly help, just giving advice/feedback is fine (I want to keep a discord server during the process, primarily for this but potentially also for readers who would like to join).
What you would like to receive for this is negotiable.