Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: These times, they are a changin'
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 01:18:28 pm EDT (Viewed 126 times)
Reply Subj: Re: These times, they are a changin'
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 12:43:01 pm EDT (Viewed 8 times)


    I understand what you are saying and you make some really great points. I just find it frustrating that this is an industry that lets the artist control the deadline and the release.

Even in film you have situations where the actor or director has control over the release date. Of course, comparing comics to film aren't a great example.

Let's look at television. TV isn't on a weekly schedule, most only produce 22 episodes a year. Even then it's not 22 consecutive weeks, as we get skipped weeks or repeats shown. Television shows even have schedule breaks in filming between the producing the first and last episodes of a season. Then of course they get a few months off during the offseason.

    I work in the VFX industry, and it would be absurd to tell a producer that a film needed to be delayed because the work was not ready yet. Instead, artists work around the clock and squeeze every ounce of energy to make the deadline.

And as I'm sure you know, you are easily replaceable. Most of us are. I know I am.

    Granted, your point is extremely valid since in film, the money made from an opening weekend is the most important tellers of success for a studio. Thus moving a film could severely hurt that and with comics, the money resides more in the collections. So yes, from a business prospect it makes sense, just annoying when a select handful of people can do things their way and at their own pace. But then again, that's life for you sometimes.

That's another point. The fact that an issue gets released in the third week of April instead of the second week isn't going to have much effect. For movies, that result can be disastorous.

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