Well, I've got enough pages to be able to send off a few samples to a few places. Combining the three pencilled Spidey pages Rol wrote, the Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane pages (after a quick 1-minute tweak last night to one bit of skewed perspective pointed out to me by my mate Martin) and some of the Jock pages (most pages I can live with for #2 but most have some error or other on them), I've decided to get these out to a few unusual targets.
I'm sending one lot to Bob McLeod at Rough Stuff magazine, which features a column called Rough Critique that finds him critiquing samples. I'm still gearing up for some superhero stuff but I'm happy enough with the above pencils to brave the flack I'll no doubt receive. I've sent the same samples to Panini UK as they seem to run the occasional original piece and there's no harm trying, right? The last publisher I'm submitting to now is Zenescope, publisher of a few licensed titles and Grimm Fairy Tales, an "Image-sexy" modern retelling of various fairy tales.
You shouldn't really submit other publisher's characters but it's all I have for the minute so I've started to do a Grimm Fairy Tale cover to reflect their material. Choosing Red Riding Hood, I pencilled the main figure and then placed the clothes over the figure frame. However, when inked, I thought the figure looked funny and misproportioned so I scanned it in to see how it looks at a reduced size and I THINK it's OK...but I don't want to waste my time any further on this if it's a lost cause at this early stage.
What say you?