Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wow! Nearly there with this one. Just a few more pages (13ish I think should do it).
And for those of you who's ears are also bleeding (from trying to figure out who's who, and what's happening,) you'll be glad to know that things are going to get simpler from now on.
Oh yes, that bit in part three where Spleenal does a time jump on a bridge, and the bridge isn't there in the future, that wasn't just there as a joke. It was there to introduce the idea that when you jump backwards or forwards in time you don't really know what's going to be there. (like maybe a van) Is all this wasted? Is it proper writing? does it matter? I'm just trying to blow my own horn here (I used to be able to blow my own horn before I hurt my back)
After that I'll probably go back to dissecting life with my razor sharp wit, and/or jokes about wanking. Which ever is funnier. (wanking with a razor sharp wit. not a good idea)
All though I don't know why. It seems I'll never get published. I got another rejection the other day
"Took some thinking over 'cause I find it quite funny but it is kinda one note and the material could make it hard for us to place in the markets we're best at. Unfortunately, we must pass."
Oooo! Close I think. I think that maybe the reference to the material being hard to place in the market might be about the sex? I could take all the sex out of Spleenal? No, I'll not do that.
"One note"? I disagree there. It's about sex and frustration. That's two notes surely?
Other reasons for not using my talents in the past have been:-
"does not fit with our portfolio." Humm, you publish comics mate. Come down out of your ivory tower.
I've also been told that whilst my cartooning is excellent my writing is not good enough.
And that my writing is my strong point and I should just concentrate on that.
(these points of view were from different publishers)
My writing is no good, and it's my strong point? That doesn't say much does it.