Life's A Pitch At C2E2 #3 with Geoffrey Wessel

Geoffrey D Wessel has written a story for a to-be-announced Image anthology. A comic called There Is A Light with John Keogh. Together they also had a page in Phonogram Vs The Fans. He has mini-comics. And he's working on a Zuda submission.

And he's at C2E2 seeing if he can drum up a little interest as a comic book writer. It's a hell of a task, but he's keeping a diary for Bleeding Cool.

* STILL haven't seen an editor at BOOM! Studios yet.

* Attended the Creating Your Own Comics the Image Way panel. Some great information there:
– In attendance: Ben Templesmith, Tim Seeley, Frank Cho, Jimmy Palmiotti, moderator Betsy Gomez
– Frank Cho described 50 GIRLS 50 as "STAR TREK with boobs"
– In the unlikely? event that you get a series accepted but not sold enough to go to trade, you CAN take it elsewhere to reprint.
– Sometimes they do "straight to trade" on certain books
– Black&White v. Color is not a consideration at all.
– The greatest consideration goes to books that have something that is simply NOT OUT THERE
– Lion's share of promotion on creator; lion's share of production on Image
– The ratio of books submitted to books accepted is officially "Shitload : Not Many"

They also showed the LIBERTY MEADOWS animated pilot.

Life's A Pitch At C2E2 #3 with Geoffrey Wessel

Well, didn't pick up any other immediate opportunities, but who knows what will come in the aftermath.

Never saw a BOOM! Editor, so instead I just left card and minis with the two friends of mine over there.

Did have a chance to talk to Stephen Christy, and it was a good, positive talk overall. Fingers crossed.

Mostly spent today wandering Artist Alley, making contacts, handing out cards, trading minis for other minis, etc. All productive.

Long story short: you may not get to actually PITCH your wares, BUT: always have product to show, always have a business card, always make contacts, and never NEVER underestimate the value of the post-show hotel bar meetups. You'd be amazed what can come from that.

My con is over, and now headed back home to research scads of SONIC THE HEDGEHOG material.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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