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ErickCruz

Mad Hatter

Postby ErickCruz » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:57 pm

Dear Marvel Fan:







Thanks so much for submitting your art sample to Marvel Comics. As I am sure you are aware, we receive numerous submissions every day, so we are unable to provide you with a detailed critique of your work except to say that we feel you are not quite ready to be an artist for Marvel. But don’t be discouraged; there isn’t a working professional in comic book land who hasn’t at one time or another gotten a letter like this. Just keep your nose to the grindstone and submit to us again once you feel you’ve honed your skills and are ready for us to see the results. We’ll be more than happy to take a look!



Please make sure you also submit the Marvel Idea Submission Form with any future submissions, because without that, we cannot review your materials. Also, due to the volume of submissions, we can’t keep or return your material, but we dispose of it so please remember to keep a copy for yourself.



I want to personally thank you for your interest in Marvel Comics and wish you the best of luck in your artistic endeavors. Keep your eye on the prize and I’ll see ya in the funny books!













Joe Quesada

Editor in Chief

Marvel Comics

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so...informal, and cold... like Joe Quesada's heart!! :D
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AntiLogic

Factor 8

Postby AntiLogic » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:27 pm

When I was in elementary school, I loved Garfield and created my own character that looked like Garfield, except had hair like Elvis... and I mailed that and a letter to Jim Davis, creator of Garfield... (or so I thought it'd get to him)... and I got the same exact type of cold impersonal rejection letter from them!! Those motherf*ckers and their goddamn rules and expectations! They're all the same! >:( ;) :D
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Doc Jon

Rain Partier

Postby Doc Jon » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:48 am

I look forward to being rejected by Marvel some day...

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Birdman

Postby investcomics » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:50 am

jsalwen wrote:I look forward to being rejected by Marvel some day...


Rejection letters to me are SO awesome. Mine from HBO, WB, Columbia, TNT...etc shows me that at least my stuff was read!! :P
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ErickCruz

Mad Hatter

Postby ErickCruz » Fri May 02, 2008 9:24 pm

it's turned out to be a blessing in disguise, over at newsarama i posted a thread as well and Chris Cross noticed and was willing to make an indepth review of the pages.

And over at comicon.com Erik Larsen also had some great insight to offer.

The kind of feedback im getting is the one i was hoping to get by Marvel.
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Doc Jon

Rain Partier

Postby Doc Jon » Fri May 02, 2008 9:46 pm

Very cool, Erick. I saw that thread with CC. Very nice of him.
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AntiLogic

Factor 8

Postby AntiLogic » Sat May 03, 2008 1:16 am

Hey Erick,

From what I remember, if you're sending submissions via usual protocol submission guidelines, then generally, if you're not accepted, you receive a template response, due to the vast amount of daily submissions at these larger companies... but, the key is, go find a comic book that you really like from a specific company, and little by little, start contacting the editor for that specific book, either through forums, email or even by phone... Over time, if you build a report with an editor, you will get solid crit and feedback, and as your work improves, they'll be someone in your corner, when it comes time to pass your work around the editors meetings... It also doesn't hurt to visit these companies and go for tours and such... making a face to face introduction with an editor, and then following it up and keeping up with it, is a good way to go... after all, like they say... it's not always what you do or how good you are, it's who you know......... that's at least how I did it back then.

blagblag

Designer Interactive

Postby blagblag » Sat May 03, 2008 8:21 am

can we get some links to these threads?
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ErickCruz

Mad Hatter

Postby ErickCruz » Sat May 03, 2008 12:51 pm

dick buff wrote:can we get some links to these threads?


here's the link to the newsarama thread where Chris Cross is doing the critique

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=155323

he had posted a cover he did for comparison, but the pic is no longer available but this is the cover used

http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/ ... 138.21.GIF

ill post the comicon.com thread later, the site is down at the moment.
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spidertour02

rubber spoon

Postby spidertour02 » Sat May 03, 2008 1:26 pm

I've never submitted to any of the companies. One day I might throw a submission together just for kicks. :D
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ErickCruz

Mad Hatter

Postby ErickCruz » Sun May 04, 2008 10:00 pm

here's the link to the thread where Erik Larsen chimed in

http://www.comicon.com/ubb/ultimatebb.p ... 10116.html
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ErickCruz

Mad Hatter

Postby ErickCruz » Mon May 05, 2008 8:29 pm

by the way, per request of Criss Cross, he wants to help out anybody who is willing to listen so click on that link to the newsarama thread, it's not everyday that a profesional is willing to offer his expertise to aspiring artists like this.
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Doc Jon

Rain Partier

Postby Doc Jon » Mon May 05, 2008 8:31 pm

ErickCruz wrote:by the way, per request of Criss Cross, he wants to help out anybody who is willing to listen so click on that link to the newsarama thread, it's not everyday that a profesional is willing to offer his expertise to aspiring artists like this.

We should give him a subforum here. Him and Pedi. They're both in the biz. People could post up work for crits. A thread like that will just get lost at the Rama, buried under polls for who put on underwear today, and the 30000th Iron Man thread.

blagblag

Designer Interactive

Postby blagblag » Mon May 05, 2008 10:30 pm

i just read those threads. awesome that you got professional critiques.
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Doc Jon

Rain Partier

Postby Doc Jon » Mon May 05, 2008 11:45 pm

It's great when pros take time to help out up and comers.

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