San Diego will be here before you know it, and no doubt many budding comic creators are out there right now preparing samples and pitches to make to publishers great and small. AiT frontman Larry Young wants to hear from you — 16 of you, anyway:
Larry’s setting aside sixteen spots for you serious people to pitch him your projects, so come prepared. I’m sure he’ll be polite to you if you aren’t, since ever since his dad died and Mimi’s mom died and some other personal challenges they’ve had to face have given him a different definition of what a “big deal” is, so he’s not going to tell you to stop wasting his time like he might have online five years or so ago. He probably wouldn’t, anyways, because he’s actually quite polite in public. But anyway. If you want to show us your project at San Diego, send me an email and I will spot you a time between 11 am and noon on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to meet with The Chief. He won’t do portfolio reviews in these scheduled times, just talk with people who have projects ready to go. Otherwise, you can come up to the AiT booth, #2001, anytime during the week and try to catch him. Because there’s nothing he likes more than talking about comics.
If you’re curious as to what he’s looking for, you might want to check out one of his Loose Cannon columns from a couple of years ago, as it offers a few hints on how to pitch to Larry. There’s also an Engine thread out there on the same topic.
Those 16 spots will probably go fast, so get on it … and good luck!