Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A Bear and Octopus Rejection

So, it's Election Day, and I'm kind of in a crappy mood, so it's probably not the best time to post and write about a rejected comic. I submitted the above comic for the next issue of Secret Prison.

In all honesty, though, I don't think the rejection was a bad thing. I was never really into this comic, and I think it kind of shows. It features characters that I've never worked with before, and I have no f@*king idea what to do with them. And really, the last thing I need right now is another set of characters to occupy my time.

I was going to use Bear and Octopus in a comic submission for the City Paper here in Philly, but the more I work on that comic, the more I hate it and the complete premise of the two characters. If I don't feel it in my gut, there's probably a reason why.

The deadline is November 15, and I have no other ideas for it, so I'm probably just going to skip it. Yeah, sure, it would probably be good to 'network' and get 'exposure.' But I highly doubt a crappy, ill-conceived comic in an alternative newsweekly is going to blow the lid off of what little career I have.

Man, I'm in a mood.


Box Brown said...

Cool comic!

Here is the thing about the City Paper. It's not worth your time AT ALL. It provided exactly zero benefit for me last year.

Mike Sgier said...

Thanks! Actually, I did have fun making the comic, but I think the premise might go above people's heads too much.

I remember you posting on your blog or Twitter about your previous experiences with the City Paper. I think I'm more annoyed that I can't come up with anything for such a small comic in the grand scheme of things. I'll keep your advice in mind.