How to deal with rejection

I’ve been doodling around on odosketch, which is an online drawing application, that tries to emulate natural media, it has a great Scott Campbell kind of palette and is mucho fun to fiddle about on. Best of all, with the press of a button you get to see your drawing… being drawn, in a replay, stop motion kind of animation… I’m a sucker for that kinda thing.

‘Nao news’ just in… I heard back from Mrs. Shelly Bond at DC Vertigo, who was right up for doing it after seeing the first eleven pages… but Karen ‘Big Boss’ Berger thought it “too indie” for them… which is fair enough. I hadn’t originally thought that they would be the best publishers for it, but Shelly did a real good job of convincing me of their merits, so I kinda got into it. And I do think it would’ve been fun to work with Shelly again. But we had to wait for Mrs. Berger to come back from her summer vacation before the final rejection could be delivered.

Not to worry. It wasn’t meant to be. And now I feel all the more determined to get cracking on the first draft… but not until I’ve faffed around a bit, doodled in online applications and sorted out my wife’s birthday present.

Onward and upwards

7 Responses to “How to deal with rejection”

  1. James Corcoran Says:

    Bah! Still it’s probably a good call as vertigo titles tend to have some sort of horror or violence theme to them, mind you you could always add some 40 story lizards to Nao it’d ensure a market in Japan. Glad to see your handling it so well and hope you get more positive news soon.

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks to Tom Gould for pointing out the terms & conditions on Odosketch…

    “Odopod Rights to Your Posting. Your User Generated Content is not confidential or proprietary. You grant to Odopod a non-exclusive, non-revocable, worldwide, perpetual right to use your User Generated Content in any manner or media now or later known without limitation including but not limited to the right to sublicense and assign and commercialize without any compensation due to you.”

  3. louise Says:

    Glyn, was doing some research and came across your website. Beautiful drawings. How are you? Love to hear from you.

  4. Jovian M Says:

    If they weren’t right for you, they weren’t right for you. And it sometimes takes a quick dose of reality to realize that you may have been getting into the wrong waters, as it were. But any publisher would be lucky to have Nao, I think.

    Just keep on grinding and you’ll find someone for sure.

  5. admin Says:

    Thanks guys, your support is much appreciated.

  6. David Yeh Says:


    Great work on a cool blog. Hope we can continue the talk about buddhism and comics.


  7. Rodrigo Says:

    Dear Mr Dillon

    I’m sure this little bump on the road will only make your work even more beautiful. Vertigo has lately been much less about sensual art and story and more about crime and scratched lines. Nothing wrong about that, but I’m sure you will find a more suitable home for your graphic novella.

    The only pity is that it would have been easier to order from Argentina, but i will manage anyway, so don’t worry :)

    Cheers and keep up putting together those gorgeous lines of yours.

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