that is crazy, and always seems dumb to me.
on the other hand, i always hear that about
every industry, and while it might be true as
a general statement, there's always a way to
get around it. this might be helpful:
http://www.cbcbooks.org/pdfs/Illustrato ... embers.pdf
(EDIT: this list is from 2004, i know some
people have definitely moved/left positions,
but overall the info is still useful)
and like i said, do a little research and send
stuff to specific people (a little web legwork
can uncover almost any contact info etc --
for example, find out the ed's name, then
just call the main # and ask for them. scary,
but i've done it, sometimes it works and some-
times it doesn't). and persistence -- you can't
imagine how many comic eds and ads i met --
even ones who personally liked my art -- who
wouldn't hire me because i was "too cartoony".
but eventually i found one or two suckers. and
that was all it took.
anyway, i'm about to jump back into the fray
myself... so i guess we'll see how it goes!