I never do "test pages" to submit to comic publishers, because I often find it a waste of time. Spending so much time and effort on something that's not paid, will probably get lost in piles of submissions, and I'm not passionate about doesn't make sense. But there is one exception: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! I read the Sonic comics (published by Archie) as a kid and always loved everything Sonic - from the videogames to tv shows to ... I even still have a Sonic pillow in my room right now. My ringtone and alarm on my phone is the Sonic theme song (in the videogame where he turns "invincible"). I am 29 years old.
So I ran into some peeps at Archie at various comic conventions and decided to do a test page. Mind you, this was almost a year ago. I have written the story, which is based on the Sonic comics "Off-Panel" section at the back of the books - kind of like slapstick humor. I've drawn it and inked all by hand - even hand lettered. Colored it in Photoshop, trying to replicate their current coloring styles (as they used some different artists, there was still some variation). I'd work on all this here and there, but this project kept getting pushed back due to paying work taking priority, but it's finally done and I submitted it! That's one thing to check off my "to-do" list.
I'm not expecting a response. I've applied to too many jobs and have gotten rejected each time to know that it takes a diamond-in-the-rough to win, and that's when a position is even available. It may be the case that Archie likes it, but there's no work available. In any case, for all my efforts, at least it was Sonic and not The Hulk or something I'm not interested in (sorry Hulk fans).
Happy belated Easter! Speaking of basket-case...