From the Creator Statement in the World Bible:
"Greetings in blood, companions! If you're reading this than you are either a part of the team developing I Am Not The Hero (shortened to the acronym IANTH), a person trusted with the reviewing of its lore and story, or a person being considered to join the development team. The main goal of this world-building project is to create a fluid and realistic universe in a steampunk/dark fantasy setting with Lovecraftian elements, where everything feels alive and natural, in order to create a work of literature that possesses an amazing narrative and fantastic illustrations that is a fusion of Western and Eastern literary storytelling and design through creative ingenuity and teamwork. To clarify, what I mean by a fusion of Western & Eastern storytelling is that this novel will be told in two separate ways - via full length written chapters accompanied by Victorian Era illustrations which will be used for character focus and narrative exposition, and fully drawn manga/comic chapters (utilizing an artstyle combining the artistic directions of Dragon Ball Z and Cowboy Bebop while still having an antiquated, gritty feel) that will be used to convey one-on-one battles or large-scale conflicts that would either be too hard to visualize or are too fantastic to demonstrate through written words.
What we’re really working for with the story of this universe is to create something that has a feel of uniqueness and freshness, which doesn't contain a lot of the standard clichés and tropes found throughout all forms of fictional media. While this cannot be completely avoided due to the nature of fiction, which is the art of retelling the same stories over time with a new flavor (which means some major storytelling tropes will eventually crop up in our world), we can still strive to avoid having some of the rather common and ridiculous ones (like the Power of Love/Friendship, Villain Monologuing, Serial Escalation in regards to new enemies and conflicts that advance the plot, Fanservice that is unneeded and serves no relevance to the plot, Adults Being Useless, etc.) popping up.
Through hard work, luck, ingenuity, a little bit of procrastination, debate, and the will to succeed, we can and will be able to create a groundbreaking work that will leave its mark on all fictional media for years to come. But only if we do our best, and have some fun while doing it.
And with that said, let's get to work. As I've always said, give me a pen and I'll build you a world." - LaJaveyon Saunders (IceFireWarden), Project Founder
Right now we are looking for Character Concept Artists, Wildlife Concept Artists, and Environmental Artists who would be interested in helping flesh out the world of IANTH visually. I personally do not have a lot of cash at the moment due to trying to find another place for work after returning home, but I am willing to hear bargains/deals and at least pay a minimal of fifty dollars for a couple of sketches that match the descriptions in the document and the tone of the work.
If you would like to read over the IANTH World Bible to know what we are looking for, here is a link to it: [login to view URL]
I hope to hear from you all soon! Have a great day.