Hello to all.
It's been more than a while since silence has ruled yours truly's page. There are a few juicy details to tell, but a lot more that will have to wait.
Last month was the first time I ever met with a publisher to present the "Broken Buddha" project. He was enthused, sympathetic, honest and seemed to have a big deal of interest in the graphic novel. The document that was presented counted 20 pages. The first four pages were about the storylines, plot points and characters that will become part of this universe as well as a few marketing ideas. The final part consisted of close to 15 pages of character designs and the likes, to give the publisher a good idea of what "Broken Buddha" can feel like.
If you think about making your own graphic novel and are looking for tips on how to present your document, here are a few tips you may want to inspire yourselves with:
- Include photocopies of your previous and/or current work (keep the originals);
- Make sure the pages of text are as clean and cleared off errors and mistakes;
- Write a "Confidentiality Agreement" for the publisher to sign with a witness. This will protect your work (granted that it IS your work), and will ensure that the publisher knows how serious you are about publishing it.
- Find a publisher that you feel has the same sensitivities as you do. In other words: if you are into the marketing aspect, the artistic one or another path, ensure yourselves that the publisher respects you and your ideas. It may not be "Random House", "Dark Horse" or the biggest publishing houses in the business, but try your best. And if you get to Dark Horse or Random House with a $ Million contract, then congrats
In the recent days, the publisher and his partner expressed their wish to move along with the project, so let's just say things are looking great, even though nothing is set in stone.
Possibilities are two: the publisher agrees and we sign a contract that secures "Broken Buddha"'s future. Or else, plans are to make it alone and self-publish it until another publisher notices it. In other words, there's a lot of options and one way or another, "Broken Buddha" is coming.
As always, many many thanks for following and asking for news although I seldom talk anymore
Sorry about that.