It is probably ethically questionable to post private, business correspondence on my disused blog, but this is simply the most magnificent cold solicitation for an illustration quote I have ever seen.
The email, in its entirety:
Saw that Unicorn Western cover, thought, hot dam, this kid can draw.
So, I got this Nov, currently getting edited, need a cool ass-cover and I like the way you move a pencil.
How does this work? You need to see the book or what?
This is the first Nov that I have dashed off and my Lit agent hates it so I will try this whole self-publish game. Try my luck. I’m not juiced with coin so go easy on the quote, Ya dig?
I am based in London, not sure if this matters, but what the hell I’m letting you know. I’m also terribly handsome which certainly doesn’t matter, but what the hell, I’m letting you know.
If I had time I’d probably do this guy’s project pro bono on the merits of this letter. He is clearly an Earthbound NPC.