No bluff ... I have been trying to get an inking job a while now.
I noticed it takes me a year and a half to get something done it I try to pencil it myself, so I just end up giving up or not trying. However, I have noticed when I am inking that I get that part done much quicker and enjoy it more. So I decided that I would try to find an inking gig.
I was going to ink for a member of Stumble Bum Studios for their yearly anthology, but the guy failed to send me the pencils before the deadline, so he just decided not to do it. I wrote a story for a certain somebody who does autobiographical comics and self publishes them and am waiting for him to pencil it so I can ink it, but since he cannot get the book done before Con he is not putting a rush on it, so who knows when it will get sent to me.
I just have to keep on bugging people until somebody actually sends me art. Since I do digital inking using vector paths and line screens, I do not need original pencils, just a scan. You would think that would make it easier for people.