Author Archives: Jeremy Holt

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Strange Love – Part 16

By | Apr 5, 2013 | Columns

Sitting in a cafe on 7th street and 2nd Avenue in the East Village, I was back in New York City and unsure of how I felt about the return. Revisiting my old life immediately showed me its stark contrast with my new one in Vermont. A lot about me had changed in only a […]

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Strange Love – Part 15

By | Mar 15, 2013 | Columns

“…a briefing yesterday, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board warned it could be a long time before the plane is cleared to fly. NPR’s Wendy Kaufman reports.” As I awoke to NPR’s Morning Edition, I prohibited myself from hitting the snooze button. I didn’t have to, my girlfriend already did and was up […]

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Strange Love – Part 14

By | Mar 1, 2013 | Columns

“Hey Jeremy. How’s it going?” smiled Joe. Seated behind his table sketching away with a full commission list, I was still amazed that I was about to discuss a collaboration with someone so experienced, and that I had admired for so long. When we first met in Seattle earlier in the year, it was under […]

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Strange Love – Part 13

By | Feb 15, 2013 | Columns

Regardless of how you engage with the comic book community, whether it be as a creator or simply as a fan, attending conventions are fun. Having spent the past few years attending various shows across the country–first as press then as a fledgling creator–I found myself attending my first one as an exhibiting professional. After […]

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Strange Love – Part 12

By | Feb 1, 2013 | Columns

Your pitch has been submitted, and you couldn’t be more confident in the artist, colorist, letterer, and designer. You’ve run a fine-tooth comb through your one page series synopsis for any typos or grammatical errors. If you’ve been fortunate enough to attend a con and show that bad boy around, you might’ve gotten some positive […]

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Strange Love – Part 11

By | Jan 18, 2013 | Columns

Definitions for the word conviction: a : a strong persuasion or belief b : the state of being convinced In the weird world of comics, fledgling creators need to have an ample amount if they’re going to get a foot in the door. What does this mean exactly? Well for starters, it requires strong communication […]

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Strange Love – Part 10

By | Nov 30, 2012 | Columns

How we were first introduced will be lost to the sands of time, but there I was having breakfast with her one brisk Sunday morning in Oakland, California. I had decided to attend ImageExpo on a whim, which happened to be celebrating 20 years of Image Comics, and she mentioned that she was also going. […]

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Strange Love – Part 9

By | Nov 16, 2012 | Columns

What makes a comic “good”? This seems like a stupid question but it’s an ongoing education that I continue to take notes on. What makes the answer so elusive is that when attempting to produce top-notch creator-owned work, your opinion (as a writer) only half matters. It’s certainly important to have confidence in your scripts, […]

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Strange Love – Part 8

By | Nov 1, 2012 | Columns

Rejection #9 from the publisher who I was convinced would bite. Ongoing rejection from my girlfriend, who was failing to see the point in my commitment to breaking into comics. Rejection from a life in comics that didn’t appear to want me. What am I doing?! It was all too much at that very moment. […]

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Strange Love – Part 7

By | Oct 18, 2012 | Columns

The coffee was hot and black, just the way I liked it. I didn’t know what time it was, but I didn’t care. The night had taken me to a point of no return. Every loose idea that was drifting in my mind, I furiously snatched up as I scribbled everything down into my notebook. […]

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Strange Love – Part 6

By | Oct 4, 2012 | Columns

With New York Comic Con just around the corner, I thought I’d take an intermission with Strange Love, and discuss my experiences of pitching at a convention. Let’s start at the beginning. I am not good at pitching. No matter how many times I do it, it never truly gets easier, only more manageable. This […]

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Strange Love – Part 5

By | Sep 20, 2012 | Columns

The Assistant Editor. Are you familiar with this editorial position? Don’t let the “assistant” part fool you. These are the people you want to know. Why? Because they are Senior Editors in-training. While the big guns like Karen Berger (DC/Vertigo), Axel Alonso (Marvel), Charlie Chu (Oni Press), Stephen Christy (Archaia), and Chris Ryall (IDW) that […]

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