World War Kaan wrote:
I really want to email all 158 pages and the cover, but stupid emails have attachment limits. Any suggestions?
I wouldn't send all 158 pages if I were you. You're either going to be dealing with (as you said) attachments that are too large, or you're going to be forced to reduce the image quality too much -- neither of which will help the publisher get a good and accurate look at the material.
Here's what I would do: Send a set of 5-10 or so pages, plus the cover (again, while keeping the image quality high and the file size low). In your email, include a link to a website
where they can read the rest of the pages if they're so inclined. You don't even need to really make
a website to do this; just throw the images up on Google Blogger or something easy like that. Or just point them straight to a directory of the images.
The thing with comics submissions is that the publishers/editors looking at them tend to know immediately
whether the work has potential. Usually by just seeing a page or two. Because you can see right away if an artist knows what they're doing-- if they have a good grasp on anatomy & perspective, if they're good storytellers, etc, etc. That's kind of the first acid test. If the comic passes that, the next step is actually reading
what you sent them to see whether the writing is as good as the art.
If they like the 5 or 10 pages you send them, then they will
want to see more, and following a link is not a big deal. If they aren't interested in that first handful of pages, having the extra 150+ is not going to change their minds.
Or -- as others have said elsewhere in the thread -- print it out and mail it in.