Well... I say "I think" because I only know my side of the story, for now. I haven't asked them for their side yet.
I colored everyday, at least 6 hours a day, for nearly 4 years. The end.
But seriously, I did do that and that helped, I'm sure.
Back in September I wanted a good sequential portfolio, A whole comic to show the editors that i could tell a whole story with my colors, but I couldn't show the whole comics I worked on for ColletteTurner
because that would give away their story. So I began the search for a whole comic that was inked here on DA. No luck. There wasn't an inker who had inked a whole single comic and had it up for high res download. I googled it. No luck, again. Then I remembered 'Batman: Black and White' that was published for years, "That has a whole comic that's inked" I thought to myself. I'll buy it, cut it up, scan it in and then color it! I typed it into Amazon.com, "Rats!" not a whole 24 page comic in there! It was just a bunch of short stories and a lot of them had copic markers with the inks. But to my surprise, right below that listing was 'Batman Noir: Hush (www.amazon.com/Batman-Noir-Hus…
). It was the whole 304 page story! Hush is my favorite comic ever, as well!
I bought it, waited the four agonizing days till it shipped to my house, then began cutting the book up, page by page. That was very hard to do, it was the most well made book I owned. It took a lot of patience and a steady hand to not rip any pages. I have an excellent BROTHER 11 x 17 scanner, so that was not an issue. The next part was coloring it, the fun part! I immediately uploaded each page after I completed the coloring and tagged sinccolor
on very page so that they would see them.
And apparently they were impressed by it enough to hire me on the spot. Well, as "on the spot" as you can with DC's red tape involved. it was about 14 days after I completed the first issue. I initially thought it hadn't made an impact and was about to start coloring issue two. I was determined to just keep coloring until something happened. One miracle later, something did happen.
And here is my re-coloring of Batman Hush: