Saw that you went to awesome con. I live in the Indy area and have friends that are part of the Louisville Cartoonist Society (www.louisvillecartoonistsociet…
. They put out a yearly anthology. Now it isn't paid work (for anyone) as any profits get donated to charity, but it is a way to get a short story published and have something for a resume piece. This year's theme is "fantasy"
I'm a member and have written a few scripts for this year's anthology. I'm kinda out recruiting, but more like just trying to spread the word. They would rather have Louisville/Southern Indiana local artists, so I you know anyone from that area, let 'em know. They gave me the OK to snag a non-Louisville artist even though I don't live there anymore, as I have strong ties to the area living there for almost 20 years. If you want to see any scripts, they are reviewing them, but will be putting them up soon I think, or just message me back and I can send you mine.
Either way, my writing partner and I are on the same journey you are, just trying to make some fun comics to hopefully get them in the hands of editors and more importantly readers.
Have fun and good luck.