Points on Submitting a Graphic Novel: Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman

  • Find an artist before pitching.
  • If submitting to a publisher, write short, compelling pitches, rather than a script (five pages of comic with a one-page synopsis–shorter, if possible); My publisher, Image Comics, looks at each pitch that comes in.
  • Hone your scriptwriting skills so you can actually follow-through if your pitch is accepted.
  • The pages submitted should show the premise in an engaging way.
  • Make it as original as possible…but not too weird.

From Wikipedia:

Robert Kirkman (Richmond, Kentucky, November 30, 1978 is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics, and Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of its co-founders.

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