Do NOT ask for work in the first contact you have with someone. Introduce yourself and ask how to submit. You’re human first, comic second.
Do NOT ask for work while congratulating someone. Then it just looks like you’re only congratulating them because you want work. And you’ve just erased your good will (and thensome).
Do NOT ask for work with a general “What do you book?” Take the time to know who you’re speaking to.
Do NOT ask for work with a giant BCCed email. Use a mail merge program like GroupMail Pro or Max Bulk Mailer so even if your emails aren’t personal, it looks like they are.
Do NOT ever lie about your draw or your resume. Anyone you’re asking for work has seen more comics than you have, and can see through it.
And Do NOT bring up a tragic event to strike up a conversation and then casually bring up work.
As always, the best way to get work is to concentrate on being a good human being.
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