- Posted by Johanna on February 13, 2007 at 11:41 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
Ditto for Chris Butcher’s Casanova review. Amazing writing, there, tackling a wonderful, mind-blowing series that’s doing something really different.
On the other hand, there’s Newsarama’s interview with Jamie Rich, in which Benjamin Ong Pang Kean seems to want to spend more time dragging out old-fashioned canards about romance comics than engaging the ostensible subject of the piece. I want to know what Jamie thinks, not the interviewer. It gets worse in the comments, where someone starts in with racist comments about “non-Asians who draw manga”.
Let’s get back to the professionals. Tom Brevoort is sharing the story of how he started at Marvel with tales of his intern days. Be sure to click the left-column link labeled “Captain America story submission”. (KC, that’s for you.) It’s an early example of meta-comics. I also got a hoot out of seeing that old-style dot-matrix printing.
Last, Dan Vado shares lessons learned from their Disney license. It doesn’t sound promising for those titles:
The Disney thing (as I call it) has not been what one might call a success for us. While the comics have sold better than the rest of our line (for the most part) the sales have not justified the amount of time, money and effort that has gone into these projects. ON top of that, I made some bad contractual decisions that are coming back to haunt me. Lesson learned, just as you should never get into a land war in Asia, you should also never make a deal with Disney that involves creating original content with their properties. If you have ever wondered, as I once did, why there were not more comics based on Disney’s vast array of properties, well that’s why.