How I broke into comics and why there's no such thing
Thank you for sharing! I look forward to the other parts
The idea of the big break is such a persistent one. I did have big breaks, but I can only see them in retrospect, and they were quite small at the time - a conversation on a bus with an editor that meant they would look at a spec short story. Saying 'yes' to an offer that did not seem that appealing. But they were the pivot moments, the big breaks, and they looked nothing like they 'should'.
That's the first time I heard Alan Moore and Douglas Adams in the same sentence.
Thanks for this Alec. Unfortunately the Future Shock submissions window seems permanently closed, and the TB contest seems unfair, forcing you to pitch live to a room full of peers. I'll be tabling this year anyway, so would probably be too busy to enter.
Thanks for sharing!