Monday, July 26, 2010

How to answer a call for spec.

Recent posting (of course, name of artist and single have been changed)...

Joanne Smith's Cover Art Contest.

Calling all design-savvy Joanne Smith fans. The cover art of "A room full of Boondoggle," Joanne's newest and hottest single, is in your hands!
If you have a great vision of what the single’s cover art should look like, we want to see it. The best design (chosen by Joanne herself) will become the official cover art, featured on iTunes and Joanne's personal website. This is your chance to showcase your talent - show us what you've got! Winners will be announced on August 15, 2010.

My reply...

Dear Joanne,

I have a friend that has a similar offer for you.
He would like you to come over and sleep with him.
He's going to try and get it on with over 100 women.
Whomever is the best in bed will be taken out for a cheap dinner.

The difference between my offer and yours is that I'm telling you flat out that you will be getting screwed before you consider it.

Be sure to let me know if you are interested.