Tim Reid over on FB posted a great question that made me curious as well. Here's what he asked:
What do you think the best way for a journalist/marketing guy to break into comics as a writer? Is the best way for me to write a comic and pay an artist to do the art, or to do the entire book yourself with your own art, or submit a story to companies still accepting submissions? I know a lot of people are doing creator owned/DIY, and I have loads of ideas, but how do you break into doing work (even part time) for some of the books we grew up with etc?