The Elevator Pitch

There's this idea that you should be able to explain the entire concept of your story to someone in the time that it takes you to ride up the elevator together. It's a short amount of time and you want to be able to sell it before the executive you just happened to be traversing with gets to his floor and back to his usual life. In a quite literal sense, you have a captive audience. I don't have that kind of luxury here. You're free to leave at any time you want. I'm going to tell you what I'm working on anyway.

The series that Daniel's currently drawing is about a building and his friends.

There. If that doesn't make you want to buy, I don't know what will.

Oh, you say you have a few more floors? Well, then let me go a little more into detail.

Over a lunch, Daniel and I were talking about what we could make together. The writing project I was working on that time was lofty and something I might talk about to see what you think sometime soon, but it wasn't a first project.

I asked him what he could confidently draw and he told me "buildings." He probably meant it as a joke. I saw it as a challenge.

Two minutes later, we were laughing over the idea for the first issue.

As of right now, I have 24 issues written. The first one is being drawn and colored and lettered. The plan is to release some online for free on a website and then, if there's interest, find a way to sell a collection for really cheap.

Like $.99 cheap. For five of them. Or something. I haven't really worked out the logistics of it all.

The point is to make something people will like, get it into their hands for a very small amount of money while still showing that our work can be marketable.

And if that works out, who knows what's next. Maybe the big project. Maybe something we haven't even thought of yet.

But the point is for us to start.