Id Ego

If you want to be a writer, then you have to write. I am throwing myself into my work because if I want my ideas to be published, I actually have to make them exist.

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The one thing that I have not alluded to has been in my posts is that I fully expected to get rejected, for a number of reasons. The most reliable being that I am an “unknown” writer. Do not take the quotes as sarcasim as much as my interpretation of what unknown means. The majority of writers are unknown outside of their fans or unless they are the upper echelon of scribes.

Either way, not my favorite excuse in comics when the credits of even mainstream publications showcase a gaggle of writers whom the general reader is not aware of. Writers are often the unsung heroes in comics until you reach rock star status and you are often told that he path to that is through “getting published elsewhere.” Which is fine and understandable, if you ignore the previous points.

Anyway, I am not discourage as the other factor was the impending doom of the economy, so taking on a new project is a gamble. Still it sucks to know that under other circumstance, it is good enough.

I recieved a quick note from the editor that I submitted to regarding some artwork that I sent alongside my pitch and he thought it was awesome.

It is always good to hear positives from an editor, but I hope that he likes the story as well. I am really proud of the concept and think that it will be a huge move for me if I can get it published.

Fingers and toes are crossed.

Page 21 from Bakuman

Page 21 from Bakuman

Holy shit!

Emily the Strange is the icon of goth comic nerds worldwide…

and she might be a total rip off.

According to You Thought We Wouldn’t Notice But We Did, little old Em is the much prettier cousin of Rosamond. Apparently when she was visiting cousin Rosie, she found her really weird and repling to boys. With the onset of puberty and her good looks she reckoned it best to ape this persona when she got home so that no one at school would notice her developing rack.

The things is, many children read Nate the Great, so I am surprised this did not surface sooner. Mostly because it is so BLATANT. Emily creator, Rob Reger, has responded with the spin and if he is not being sued yet I guess all is cool, but… this is fuc-king bla-tant. Get all the PR people you want to “explain” but the Rosamond page proceeds the existance of Emily, ergo – rip off.

Hey, whateves, Reger caught it a while back and stopped using the similar imagery, but his response is as though it was not copied and I mean damn, it is the same text too.

I only point this out because as a writer, your greatest fear is that your ideas will be stolen and someone gets rich from them. It may sound paranoid, but it is a real issue.

Locating an unbesmirched toilet in a public bathroom is less challenging than unicorn hunting.

There are far too many times that I find myself with no time to write. Most aspiring comic book writers have day jobs and I am unfortunately, no different. Mustering up the motivation to write after a hard days work is something that makes me wonder if I am cut out for this… ok, I am totally cut out for this, but when I do not get to write I get a little depressed.

Take into consideration the late time of this here post and you can sort of figure out what the deal is.

*Yawn*

Guess I’ll hit the hay.

Oh, and I heard back from the editor I submitted to and should be getting some feedback next week.