Do you love comics, manga, graphic novels, and anime? Do you like to draw? Do you want more people to see your work? Do you want your art to become a key element in the visual style of an independent theatrical production?
Tulpa, or Anne&Me needs you!
As Tulpa gears up for the Fresh Fruit Festival, the director and I are really excited about the idea of creating a set inspired by [Name]’s love of comic books, manga, graphic novels, and anime. We want to do more than create a space where stuff happens. We want to make a visual representation of the main character’s rich inner life.
To do that, we need art that:
- gives a visual representation of [Name]’s inner world;
- showcases the style of Afrodyke, the serial comic that [Name] self-publishes on the internet; and/or
- reflects the works that inspire and influence [Name] the most, including: Revolutionary Girl Utena, The Boondocks, The Sandman, Dykes to Watch Out For, and Inuyasha.
What will I do with your work when you contribute it?
The main thing is set construction. One of the ideas that we are toying with is creating huge panels (like a comic book) with art that represents what’s going on in the play or inside the main character. This is a really big step because this will determine how Tulpa, or Anne&Me will be staged in the future. Imagine your artwork being a key part of how people visualize this play!
The next thing is donor perks. When people make a donation to a fundraising campaign, they get a small perk in exchange for their contribution. This can be things like getting their name on the playbill, VIP seating, a personalized thank you note, etc. It all depends on how much they donate. This time around, I want to offer something cool and interesting to people who donate to Tulpa, or Anne&Me. What’s cooler or more interesting than original artwork that also says a lot about the main character?
What do you get in exchange for your contribution?
I really can’t offer you money up front. I’m relying on your generosity. I can’t give you financial compensation, but you will get full credit for your work if we use it in the play and say really nice things about you when asked about it. If you have a website, we’ll also link to it.
Do you have to make new art from scratch?
You don’t have to make anything from scratch just for Tulpa, or Anne&Me unless you really want to. Even things you work on in your spare time would be great, as long as it fits the world or characters of the play. You don’t need finished pieces. Your collection of works in progress, concept art, sketches, etc. are OK as long as they look good, fit the play, and can be seen well on a computer screen.
When do I need this?
I’m hoping to start the next fundraising campaign on April 15, so at least one piece around that time would be awesome of you.
How do you sign up?
Send me a message or shoot an e-mail to whoisyourtulpa[at]gmail[dot]com.
“But I can’t draw!”
That’s cool. You can still do a lot, such as following the main character on Twitter, reblogging this post, donating to Crossroads Theatre Project, or sharing this with someone you know who can draw.