LOL!! This is so awesome Will! You made me really laugh out loud with this... thank you.Everything here is so true! I've had conversations very similar to this one. What can we do huh? I guess laugh about it is the best way to deal with it. :)
FUNNY! You made me laugh! Thanks Will
It all sounded so familiar.... :)
Hey Will, thanks for posting a link to my blog on your site. Really enjoying looking through your blog, keep up the good work!
Yo, Isaac - love your work - that's why I put it up - keep posting cool stuff!
Too funny! I'm not illustrator, but am constantly overwhelmed by the "generosity" of people who aren't writers who know the perfect book for me to write. At least they mean well, unlike the doofus in your movie:>)
I'm not an illustrator either, but I teach writing classes and many beginning picture book writers have no idea how the process works. Thanks for this humorous explanation. ;-)CarmelaTeachingAuthors
I have at least a half dozen of these episodes at every book festival I attend Will. Funny.
Hahaha! PERFECT and FUNNY! You nailed the conversation! Been there.... and embarrassed to say,... did that! (only once). :o) Next time I am approached by this guy, I’m going to send him a link to your cartoon! Thanks for the laugh Will!
I a similar conversation posted on Greg Newbold's site. IT'S CLASSIC! It'S Also SO COMMON! I can't count how many times I've been in this situation!
So I guess I'm not alone on this one. I hope it didn't come off too negative. I really only wanted it to be funny and I'm sure I've been presumptuous with people in their line of work. Perhaps there's even a video out there that I've inspired due to my lack of understanding.It's actually sad that there are so many of us who want our voice to be heard and yet face such a formidable road - traditional publishing. If you're an aspiring writer as I am keep it up and work hard - be tenacious and make it happen!
OMG! I am still laughing, outloud, at my day job! How many times have you been a fly on the wall of my office? As a (now retired) regional advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers' and Illustrators I unfortunately had this conversation far too many times in the course of my five year tenure. Usually, after one tries patiently to educate these would-be publishing newbies, they then ask one to read and critique their work so as to better refer them to the most appropriate agent! They will obviously need an agent to negotiate the movie deal. They know it will be a block-buster because they have read the entire MS to their entire family who absolutely loved it --amazingly without exception. And, you know what harsh critics family members can be!
OMG! I've had this conversation a lot! This is hilarious! I love it, Will!
I had one of these this week! A coworker, who saw my paintings, said he needs to write a story for me to illustrate. He says he could easily write one because he reads books to his kids and stories are easy. I addressed that even picture books have form & structure. I hope to not hear from him again on this matter.
This is beautiful. Thanks so much. Now when someone asks for a piece I can just send them this link.
yup this sounds all too familiar, really funny stuff man!
I love it, I can't believe how many times I have heard that exact thing. hahahaha! I am tweeting about this on twitter!
OMGoodness, I laughed through this entire thing. What a familiar conversation! that is hilarious!