Really nice meeting you at MCM on Sunday man, I’m the writer of FACADE (dude with the ponytail and the girlfriend that liked sweets!)
This post is really insightful, I wish I had half the sales skills you have. You really know your stuff, you literally hit the nail on the head with nearly all of what you said about pitching to publishers (and getting rejected etc).
Personally I find myself at the point where, through trial and error, (and zero knowledge) I have managed to finish and print my first issue. So this is the bit where a HUGE publisher spots it and says “Wow this is the best thing ever” and spreads it all around the world for everyone to see! Only that’s not exactly what happened, there is now a surprising amount of work to do and I don’t have a single clue where to start.
Luckily my sister bought me tickets to Comic con for my birthday and I met other writers in the same boat, even luckier for me, these guys are a few steps ahead of me down the road. Nice to know there are others who can relate to the struggle, and I’m grateful to be a part of such a helpful community
I’m glad we met, keep in touch mate,
P.S your books are great by the way thank you!