That's right. Altho very hard to believe, I once received one or two (dare I even say it?) rejection letters from comic book firms! I began sending in my (admittedly not-so-great) pencilling samples (look around this site for some of my early-80s gems) in 1985, only to receive a veritable mountain of such letters until getting the ball rolling professionally around 1988 or so (always being haunted by that feelings-cushioning phrase "not up to snuff" for years). At that time, I also very foolishly sent in my original art samples, not copies, which "Gentleman" Jim Shooter kindly returned, along with the note you see here. Say what you will about the (then) newly in-charge Shooter, but he didn't have to use his valuable time in such a manner, dealing with a possible comic pro newcomer like he did.
I now use these letters to bolster the confidence of new artists looking to break in, demonstrating how you will face resistance, but if you simply keep at it... I hear comic firms no longer even look at new work, let alone take the time to send such rejections, so maybe we're looking at yet another relic from comicdom past! Click to enlarge!