Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Tol

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Cbasfrench

Subj: I loose interest quickly
Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 09:45:12 am EDT (Viewed 5 times)
Reply Subj: SLIGHTLY OT - SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 12:04:14 pm EDT (Viewed 289 times)



So if there is something I am very interested in, I am completely willing to wait through delays and whatnot to get what I want. However, if I am only mildly interested in something, I need the momentum of a frequent publication to keep me into the book.

For example with BND and Spider-Man, in all honesty if issues were constantly delayed I would loose interest and probably drop the book (The stories just aren't that great to begin with, and if I have to actually wait for them on top of that - then just forget it). In fact, if it wasn't published 3x a month, I would probably start to loose interest in it.


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    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.



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      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?



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      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.



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      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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