O'Reilly logo

Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games by Christy Marx

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER   7

Breaking and Entering

Breaking into comics solely as a writer is a challenge. It’s easy for an editor or publisher to evaluate an artist’s portfolio at a glance. Writers require more effort.

Obviously, if you’re an established pro in another area—such as TV, film, or novels—it’s easy to call a comics company, lay out your background, and make inquiries into writing for their books. Well-known TV and film writers are especially welcome.

If you’re a new writer without credits in other areas of writing, you’ll need to prove yourself by having a lot of creative story pitches, then do your best to get those pitches read by editors.

The worst way to do this is submitting by mail without a personal contact. Never, under any conditions, submit ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required