I’ve recently returned from NYCC ’15. My feet were killing me, as was my back, but in all, it was a great show. Met some great people for the first time (like, the ComixTribe crew, as well as some people from Digital Webbing), and I have glimmers of projects on the horizon.
First, however, I have to get through the three piles of stuff I have.
The first pile is simple: stuff I bought because it caught my eye, or gifts that were given to me. This will be my reading pleasure.
The second pile is stuff that was left with us as a submission for either art or writing. This is the stuff I have to go through with a critical eye and tell the truth about. There are a couple of diamonds in the rough in this pile, and I look forward to digging deeper into it.
The third pile is the Pile of Woe. This is the pile of projects that are looking for a home, most of which are, on the face of it, crap. There are no diamonds in the rough in this pile. While I’m happy that something new has been brought into the world, I’m unhappy that I have to tell these people that ComixTribe will not be publishing their crap. They didn’t do their due diligence and see what it is that we publish: a lot of different genres, but they are all quality books. Most creators aren’t in a position to totally redo their books under editorial guidance. They don’t have the funds.
Those are my three piles, which I’ll be going through over the next couple of weeks. This is the life of an editor who goes to conventions. We get handed crap, and we have to sort it, time permitting.
Time for me to get to work.