"Here's a comic me and my band made about Dexter. Hope you like it, feel free to pass it around the office. I'm hoping it could reach the creators of the show... :)"
I was expecting a dull and laconic response but nothing prepared me for what they actually sent back. Let's see -
"We are sorry, but we cannot help you with this request. Showtime does not accept unsolicited submissions for its shows... ...Please do not make any such submissions to Showtime of story ideas, character ideas, plot suggestions...
...If you send us a submission anyway, you agree not to assert any ownership right of any kind in the submission (including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, moral rights, or implied contract), and you waive the right to receive any financial or other consideration in connection with such unsolicited submission including, but not limited to, credit...
...We suggest getting in touch with either a literary or a film agent. An agent can help direct you to the right people and ensure that your story ends up in the right hands without any legal ramifications..."
Yes. That makes sense. My comic that involves a stubby and horribly disproportional child prodigy and his sister-on-a-stick is a PLOT SUGGESTION. For a show about a SERIAL KILLER. Right.
So if the third season of Dexter airs and you find that they switched the high-budget production values with pastel colored cartoons, at least you'd know where this was coming from; At least I know I won't get a penny out of this revision.
And now for something completely different - this week brings with it a bag full of indie-quality goodies. First, we have two videos from our last acoustic show at the Yehoshua, the first is a tribute cover to The Mars Volta's Televators.
The second is an original piece called Walking Graveyards
The fun doesn't stop there! Last Friday we had a most triumphant band practice. Have you ever asked yourself what might you do with only 5 minutes left on the clock before the next band enters the studio? No, I guess you didn't. We didn't either, so here's what came out of it: