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Subj: Re: SLIGHTLY OT - SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 02:21:37 pm EDT (Viewed 123 times)
Reply Subj: SLIGHTLY OT - SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 12:04:14 pm EDT (Viewed 290 times)
Sort of a recent example where MArvel didn't wait for the creators to finish was Millar's and McNiven's Old Man Logan storyline. It was suppose to wrap up in Wolverine #72 and ended up shipping after Wolverine #73. It was shipped either the week or two weeks before.
The stories did not continue but I'm sure this may have happened before.
Does anyone remember any other titles this may have happened to.
Personally I would like the comics to ship on time. It's a job just like any other. I've never missed a deadline in my work and I don;t want to think what would happen if I did. Unless there are unforeseen circumstances comics should have no problem meeting a monthly schedule.
If you can't produce the work on time, don't take it.
Quote:On Byrnerobotics, there is a discussion about lateness with comic books and I thought it would be interesting to see what you guys think about it. The following is a message I posted on there, so feel free to add your thoughts.
Quote:I was recently reading something on comicartfans.com about a commission piece by Jim Lee, notorious for being late. The commissioner said - I paraphrase - something to the effect that Lee had only done a couple of books throughout the entire past year but it was okay because he's such a good artist and he's worth the wait. My first reaction was "huh?". In what kind of world do we live in where "worth the wait" is the main argument to not get angry with an artist who is late?
Quote:Coincidently, on another website - I apologize for not remembering which one it was - a poster mentioned that Lee went to form Image with those other guys because they weren't concerned with deadlines and allowed their creative teams to take as much time as possible to publish issues (paraphrasing once again here). The poster in question mentioned that he liked that approach. I had one of those WTF moments. What kind of mentality is that? Is the prospect of making lots of money from the sale of a book, by allowing it to be published sporadically and late, more important than meeting deadlines and delivering a product to fans, as promised months before.
Quote:Regardless if you agree with JB's comments that a lot of artists today treat making comics as a hobby, the bottom line is that books should not be allowed to be late as they are in this day and age. As many of you have mentioned in previous posts, if this happened 20, 30, 40 years ago, they would have hired somebody else to finish the job, regardless of sales or how good the stories were. Too bad, the powers-that-be don't see it that way.
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