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Thursday August 5, 2010 1:15 am

Comic Book Jobs: Checking Out Craigslist




Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials

Pickle SuitI love the craigslist when it comes to job-hunting. There’s always something off-the-beaten path that can be discovered. Maybe it’s a job you’ve never thought of, or somebody just looking for someone to finish their book (“it’s all written, I just need someone to add in the characters and the plot and the structure”), but one thing’s for sure: it’s rarely a dull surfing experience.

Take this job, for example. Do you like to dress up? Do you understand the rules of cosplay for cash? There’s a company looking for “a superhero comic book character to represent our character for our company: think the Verizon guy, think Ronald McDonald, think Jack from Jack In The Box.”

The only requirements are that you be 6 feet tall (or taller), 175-220 lbs., a model, clean-cut citizen and can overlook the typos in the posting.

If selected, you’ll be dressing up in “our superhero outfit and pass out flyers and stand and hold a sign for 6 hours a day and also do some kind of dancing to let people know your (sic) happy.”

If that’s not to your liking, maybe you like the pot. There’s a 420-friendly comic book company that’s looking for a model. A female model. Who’s “pro-marijuana/420-friendly and also likes sci-fi and, of course, comic books.”

There’s no nudity, but you will have to wear a skimpy costume. And you don’t have to be an experienced model, either. Just a hottie willing to accept deferred pay for a 12-issue series that won’t be published until all 12 are finished.

Now if you don’t have a body to display, maybe you can draw those bodies instead. The G-rated webcomic, Evil Diva, is looking for a new cartoonist. You’ve got to be able to “match existing style to complete current comic then adjust style per our requirements for the next series of releases.” If you’re an artist who “understands anatomy, action, framing and most of all can work in a timely fashion as we publish 2 pages a week and are looking to go to 3 if possible,” this could be for you.

You can get an idea of what it all looks like at their website.

Good luck, internet job searchers!

[Artwork: Somebody in a pickle suit]

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