Hello!I am the founder of WIMM (the Where is my Mind?) project. I am posting to see if anyone on here would like to get involved. This is not a job but a voluntary project and I will not be profiting off of it. I am in need of writers and artists.
For this project, I am contacting/seeking out individuals who suffer from mental illnesses and/or neurological disorders or have loved ones suffering from such. I am looking for their stories of their experiences. With their stories, I hope that people will grow to sympathize and understand mental illnesses and neurological disorders better.
These are unheard voices or ones that are normally stifled because of stigmas and social issues associated with them. People are ignorant about particular illnesses and suffering from disorders, conditions, and diseases mentally. With this project, I aim to give them a voice, tell their story, and show people firsthand what it is like to deal with it.
This is where the artists and writers come in. These stories (which the people will own completely, not WIMM), will then be given to a writer (unless the contributor wants to adapt it for comics themselves) and they adapt it into comic form. Afterwards, the writer is matched up with an artist and they work together to create a comic based around that particular story. Upon completion, the story is sent to WIMM and WIMM compiles all the stories together into a giant book of comics.
Once they are all collected and put together, WIMM will raise a crowdfunding campaign (Kickstarter/IndieGoGo) to cover printing and shipping of backs the project. This also ensures the WIMM comic makes it to shelves in bookstores as well. Everyone involved in the project will receive an E-book of the comic automatically. If a certain stretch goal is met in the campaign, everyone involved in the project will receive a printed copy as well.
After that is knocked out of the way, all excess money will be donated to charity, which we have several already picked out on our site. Post campaign, we may continue selling the WIMM books for individual order and all profits will continue to go to charity.
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That being said, would anyone want in on this project? I aim to be as transparent as possible for it. If there are any questions, comments, or concerns about it, please contact me at email@example.com.
If you're interested in this project, please email me at the same email listed above.
Thank you all!