Mark Waid’s taken to his blog to write some advice for freelance writers who are just breaking in – or trying to break in – to the industry. And as expected, it’s thoroughly compelling, smart, and invaluable stuff. If Mark Waid were ever to take off his glasses, it seems almost certain that we’ll all collectively realise that he’s actually really Superman.It’s all important and worth reading, but this section in particular stood out to me:
Don’t let anyone scare you. Don’t let anyone bully you, ever. Some will if they think they can, but you teach people how to treat you. You can be confident and show integrity without being argumentative. And for God’s sake, don’t be so afraid to explore your options that you keep turning in work that makes you wince; no good decision was ever made primarily out of fear.
If you want to work in comics – or already do! – I really can’t recommend this blog post enough.
(and while you’re there, go read some of Thrillbent’s comics!)