So, is the 5-page pitch all you've done on this comic, or did you also come up with your script, and/or find an artist, or what?
I'd like to avoid getting into comics self-publishing since I don't know thing one about comics art, or the comics biz. That's why having a chance to pitch DC Vertigo is perfect. If they like the pitch, and me, then all I have to do is come up with the story and learn how to write comics. That's enough of a task for one year. At least in story telling I have an inkling when I'm screwing up.
And, in general, why go to plan B first? Go to plan B only after plan A doesn't work. DC Vertigo published Sandman
. 'Nuff said.
I try to avoid writing scripts on spec. I only do it when I'm confident the hook is killer. I wrote two last year because I had two, I hope, killer concepts. In this case, I have no idea if my idea is killer. Comics are a new medium for me. I could be completely wrong about what the market is looking for. That was true for at least the first ten feature scripts I wrote. Which is why I wrote an entire chapter on hooks in Crafty Screenwriting