Comic Panels
The Disco Ball
Chapter 1

Collaborate with us to create the artwork for the origin story of Marcus Rhoder based on the to-be selected Co/Create tasking writers to write the script for Marcus’ backstory.

Co/Create Details
Submissions Closed

Co/Create Details

for Marcus Rhoder Backstory Artwork


Marcus Rhoder, an engineer on the International Space Station (ISS) under Captain Alma Cooke, stands out for more than just his technical prowess as an engineer. Beyond his primary duties aboard the ISS, Marcus has seamlessly blended his astronaut role with that of a Youtube educator, amassing millions of subscribers to his channel. With his videos, he deciphers complex space phenomena, making it accessible and engaging for his wide audience back on Earth. Marcus is Alma’s favorite crew member, not only due to her deep respect for his engineering expertise and ability to juggle his YouTube educator side gig along with his strenuous day job, but also for his upbeat and positive attitude in such a closely-confined, high-stress environment.


All files should be delivered as follows:

  • Editable Figma, AI, SVG, PDF, or EPS vector files
  • 16:9, 7:5 and 1:1 aspect ratios


Artists shelby and sandy are hard at work building out the visual universe for the core narrative of THE DISCO BALL, but we are searching for an artist who can reimagine a new aesthetic world and style that represents Marcus’ backstory, reflecting the core details of his persona as developed by Michael Lewen.



Interested artists should submit an original panel illustration that aligns with the guidelines outlined in this document (creative portfolio and writing sample optional).

Review & Selection

Our creative team will review all submissions, considering overall artistic quality, originality, creativity, and alignment with the story context and creative considerations. The artist whose designs best meets the criteria will be contacted and provided with feedback on their submission.

Feedback & Finalization

Artist will work closely with the creative team to finalize and incorporate notes into final rendering.

Story Integration

Once finalized, the approved panels will be integrated into the story experience, appearing as a core consumption feature of Chapter 1 of THE DISCO BALL.


Artist will be appropriately credited and recognized for their contributions.