- Posted by Johanna on December 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Or “why reviewing is not a good way to break into the comic industry if you really want to write/draw/edit”:
I don’t want to make comics, ever, and I don’t ever want to have a professional job in comics past the one I have right now. They have nothing to threaten me with, nothing they can take away from me. I don’t need review copies or advance previews or insider access. I don’t need to be liked by people with no talent. I don’t need to hear the gossip about who is sleeping with Paul Levitz’ ex-girlfriend or the latest Scott Snyder office meltdown. Those are the things they try to ply you with: “Here’s a story, the real story, about why Mark Waid doesn’t work here anymore.” Go away.
— From the astounding interview Tom Spurgeon did with Tucker Stone. There’s a whole bunch of stuff in that piece about the industry as it stands right now, and while it’s blunt and negative, I don’t know that there’s much in there that can be disagreed with.