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Lifelike

Dara Naraghi's graphic novel Lifelike is now available in both digital and print editions. Click here for more info.

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So I just sent off my first real big pitch to Vertigo this week. Needless to say, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on pitching comics these past few months, trying to pick up tips and helpful advice. Here’s a great anecdote I came across, as told by editor extraordinaire, Bob Schreck. And while it may not work again, or at a more “corportae” publishing house like Vertigo, it’s certainly quite clever:

“Steve [Seagle] was the best pitch guy ever. I still have his original pitch, in my living room, on a bookshelf. You got a rectangular, hollowed-out glass paperweight, about an inch and a half deep. Under that, in a very simple rubber-stamped typeface, is the word, ‘Look,’ stamped on the glass. Then he stamped it on the piece of paper that was really a kind of origami kind of thing, and the paper was underneath it so it was three-dimensional look to it. And then there was a rubber band, and you take off the rubber band, and you take out this piece of paper. Then, as you unfold it, it says – and I’m paraphrasing here – ‘a man.’ Unfold; ‘a woman. Unfold; ‘a gun.’ Unfold; ‘A night they’ll never forget.’ And then you unfold the whole thing and there it is, and you’re reading his pitch.”

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