What makes a successful pitch?
Blood, sweat, determination? Or just a good idea?
In my experience over the last year or so pitching character and story ideas to comics, it has been revealed to me that idle thoughts can make for a successful pitch.
Sometimes we can, or indeed, I can try too hard to mould something together to fit in to what I perceive to be a house style or the next big thing. Spending time producing nice artwork to back up my brilliant idea, only to find it fired into the reject bin with little or no explanation as to why. Sometimes things just don’t cut it out there in comic land, and I’m OK with that but sometimes it leaves me puzzled.
But cheers for idle thoughts, because idle thoughts create the best ideas. All my published work so far has been the result of an idle thought, a day dream whilst walking to work. Today I was informed of an editors interest in another one of my idle thoughts, of which now needs to be fully realised into a funny character to entertain the readers of The Dandy. This time with a bit of input and guidance from Dandy Ed, Craig Graham, which is great. Hopefully this character will see the light of day very soon. I’ve just got to bring my pencil sketch to life now and write some scripts.
Hooray for comics!