Anyway, I'm going to be posting some panels from a new comic strip and asking for your feedback. Hope you will participate. Guess the topic.....mmm-hmmm, long COVID. Another attempt to make art out of a dim reality. Speaking of which, the graphic novel I wrote during COVID got rejected by a million newbie, young agents and a few more mature ones. I think it's my artistic ability that is the problem. Lots of comments about liking the concept and the writing, but not so much the art. Oh well. I guess you could say I have a primitive style and not great lettering. I will post them as soon as I get my brain back: there are many.
Once on a plane coming home from L.A. at the very beginning of the pandemic, Bill Rosemann of Marvel Comics sat next to me and told me comic artists spend a whole lifetime working on their lettering. I made a font after that with my own handwriting, but I like the rawness of my own hand lettering better. I think Rosemann was being nice to me a little bit the way you might be nice to someone who has written their first novel after not having spent a life-time honing the craft. Not that it hasn't happened that someone comes up with a brilliant first book out of nowhere, but, you know, odds are kind of low.
Rosemann gave me his card and said he'd love to help, but he never answered emails. I'm sure he meant well. Nice guy.
Anyway, stay tuned for Long COVID Canary in a Coal Mine comic strip coming to LROD soon.