A comic book pitch is essential if you want your book professionally published. It consists of a short synopsis, a cover (with logo), and at least five finished pages. I thought the pitch was all that mattered – that being picked up by a major publisher was all that mattered. I’ve since realized the best path in comics is self-publishing. I created four full-fledged pitches last fall. These books didn’t quite work out for various reasons. I figured, since they exist, I might as well show you the pitches.
Here’s the pitch for Crusade. The big problem with this pitch is that it sounds/reads like an alternate take on a Batman story. The actual book quickly reveals this is quite a different “hero” than expected. The book is actually about when sons learn their fathers aren’t super heroes at all, but fallible and flawed.
Crusade was created, written and lettered by yours truly, with art by David Brame and colors by Gab C. (Note: The actual pitch doesn’t include the copyright stamp as that would be very tacky.)