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Just as I did with my comic script writing tutorials, I thought it might be a good idea to link to my recent blog posts focused on pitching your story ideas to comic publishers.

Part 1: The Difficulty of Pitching
Part 2: Summarizing Your Ideas
Part 3: Sections of a Pitch
Part 4: Pitching Do's and Don'ts

If you found these posts helpful, feel free to let me know here (or on Twitter), share it with your friends and consider buying some of my comics to show support for me teaching you how to steal my job. ;P

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Zub
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So I'm skimming through all of these which I will go through in detail later and I was wondering some things.

I want to be an artist and writer of my comic, does that raise my chances of getting my idea pitched; or maybe lower it or no change?

Also when emailing an editor what should I write in the subject line to catch there attention positively?

Oh and I noticed the last few Don't's of the"Do's and Don't's" talked about thinking about money and I thought it was funny. If I got my work published I'd even do it for free cause it's about the drawing and not the reward. lol
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Zubby Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
It's not about whether or not you are writing and drawing it, it's all about the quality and how good a fit it is for the publisher you're approaching.

The email subject line isn't going to make or break the pitch either. If your email is professional and the quality of the pitch is strong, then you'll make a good impression and hopefully move to the next stage with it.
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I get that, I just wasn't sure if it made a difference.

Well I understand that, but wouldn't a good subject line attract the editor's eye to the email since they can't actually read how professional it may be until they click it. Or would something like "Comic Pitch" be fine?
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Zubby Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I usually just use the title of the concept for my pitch emails. Or Story Pitch: (Title) . If they'd trash it just based on that subject heading they're probably not a publisher who you'd want to work with anyways.
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good to know.
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Ross-A-Campbell Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Had a read through and loved it man. Thanks a lot for your insight :D!
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synergeticink Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your insight and knowledge with us Zubby! :D
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poorking Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this will be helpful also to me to my new story
the traveler :) i send it to many editors but
i dont give up art need a lot of exercise and tries
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Zubby Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Best of luck with your pitching.
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poorking Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you my friend i will follow your advise
i find them very useful!!! :)
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AberrantKitty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Found both this, and your entry on script writing, very informative. Thank you for sharing! Writing for comics isn't something I'm planning on trying to get into anytime soon, but I know a few people who are, and will definitely pass this on.

I already had someone talk to me about Skullkickers, and have a couple volumes on the way. ;)
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Zubby Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Awesome! Thank you for the support.
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markerguru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional
this is great info :) so, what if i already buy your comics?
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Zubby Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Than you are one of the good folks, Alex. Keep on doing that. :)
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markerguru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional
keep pumping out the awesome comics and you'll have a customer for life from me and my girlfriend :)
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LoganPike Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   General Artist
Fun and informative read, sir. Thanks!
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Zubby Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
You're welcome.
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Overcomebarrel6 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Not planning to get on that business myself, but great tips and fun to read anyway :)
thanks for sharing
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KidiMaster Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student
well explain zub!! really useful information!!
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Zubby Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Glad you enjoyed it!
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ShawnaMac Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the great advice!
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Zubby Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thanks!
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AdamClowery Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Digital Artist
This is going to be really helpful to me because I am in the process of constructing my own comic book for college. c:
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Zubby Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I'm glad you'll find it useful for your project. :)
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