Sunday, March 1, 2009
Marvel's submissions policy has recently been updated (read: ended). One of the most common questions I get at conventions is how to "break in" to comics. I begin by saying that I'm the wrong person to ask. My path to a career was relatively short and easy compared to most of the stories I've heard. My path, in fact, was neither, but it lacked the "character building" period of rejection that can make any journey disheartening.
In this interview with C.B. Cebulski, he describes what options are left and why the submissions process was discontinued. Newsarama also has an article on the subject. Cebulski mentions the path of independent comics, something I've always recommended. Editors look at pitches and portfolios all the time. Why not prove your abilities with a polished product?