Aspiring artist I write and draw....I'm trying to sell short fiction and get a comic book series going, but you can't approach most companies without published clips. Trouble is, you can't get published clips without finding some venue to publish your work to begin with. I tried the campus newspaper, but that was...well...ill-fated to say the least. (Long tearworthy story.) The Hitch story reminds me oddly of a Jeff Foxworthy routine on how to scare the devil out of folks in elevators: have a friend say as they get on, "All right, I'll take your case..but why'd you kill the guy?" " 'Cuz he kept staring at the back of my head!"