Posted in Comix, Room Tone
Tags: Dean Haspiel, featured, Room Tone
everyone wants to be rich. so selling themselves short comes natural, if the promised payout if well worth it.
Not everyone wants to be rich. I don’t. Life is far, far more than that. But when the desire of OTHERS to get rich limits my chances of getting work out there and sharing ideas with a larger audience, then there’s issues. If good ideas are passed over for something that execs believe will make them more bank, then there’s issues.
What’s more important, in the oxymoron that is creative industry, money or art?
I don’t know about anyone else, but for me, the point of making money is to buy myself the quality of life I want. I’ve pretty much got the quality of life I want (which involves drawing comics all day, essentially) without going through the bit in the middle about making money. So yeah, define “rich”.
Dean nailed it. If you bring your best ideas to the majors, you lose them, so why bring your A-Game to corporate comics?
Where’s an enlightened despot when you need one?
This explains why corporate comics have been largely chasing their own tail for 20+ years. There’s certainly been some very good stuff done under that umbrella, but little in the way of new characters/concepts. The why is obvious.
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