Looking for an Atheist (probably)
Submitted by undertoadcomics on April 25, 2007 - 19:41
I'm looking for a partner in a project I'm calling Socratic Comics.
The idea behind it is to use comics to intelligently debate the huge questions, most notably the existence or nonexistence of God and the nature of His (or her or its) being (if he or she or it exists). The vision is a bunch of web comic writers and artists discussing the truly important things in life through the use of comics. Because letâ€™s face it, no matter what you believe, it's the most important conceivable decision you will ever make.
The goal right now is to find a contributor who believes in the project as much as I do and who has very opposing beliefs to my own. I am a Christian. Iâ€™m looking for an atheist (probably).
Hopefully our biases will balance one another out. People would submit comics to me and to this other person and we would have to both agree to post them before they go up.
Primarily we'd be screening for the use of respect. No matter what your belief, you must respect the beliefs of others. You donâ€™t have to share them but you must respect them. Weâ€™d also be screening for general quality and in particular for being on topic. I plan to have things set up very structured so that we arenâ€™t going off on wild tangents.
Why comics? Why not just a forum of some kind?
There are a couple reasons for that. The first is simply because to my knowledge it hasnâ€™t been done. There are plenty of forums for this stuff already. Putting it in comic form makes it more accessible to readers who normally wouldnâ€™t go near it. Also, a comic takes longer to make than a hastily worded forum post. It puts more pressure on the writer to really think through what he or she is trying to say.
And hopefully stop those two or three people on every forum who end up just insulting all the rest.
Additionally, this future partner o' mine should be ready and willing to contribute on a semi-regular basis. I'll be doing the same. Then at least the project won't stagnate.
If you're interested at all, please let me know! There are a number of things that are not yet set in stone so if you have ideas please feel free to throw them at me-
And yes... I realize how much this sounds like an online dating intro... sorry about that...