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Comics Is Comics / Re: "Gimmicks and the state of the comics industry…"
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:40:14 AM »
Well, I like weird crossovers, and the "World-Ending Events" thing is cool in theory, but loses it's impact when it's done every year.

I like the greater variety and more creator owned books too.

I do like the classic Superhero characters, but I hate the stranglehold that the Superhero genre traditionally has on the American Comic Book industry. There's still kind of an attitude that Superhero is the "default" genre for the medium and that other comics are more "Niche", and I think DC and Marvel go through lengths to promote that image. But, it is gradually changing, and I'm glad about that.

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Comics Is Comics / Re: "Gimmicks and the state of the comics industry…"
« on: October 14, 2017, 07:51:35 AM »
One gimmick I'm kind of sick of, is every comic having about 10 different variant covers for every issue (IDW loves this one). I know they've given up on "speculators" buying one of every cover, and it's more of a "pick your favourite" thing now, but it's not like any comic book store has them all and it just makes collecting back issues confusing.

One the other hand, one gimmick I always enjoy is the wraparound cover. I just think it looks more cool and dynamic to have more cover on the back instead of just an ad.

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Comics Is Comics / Allow myself to introduce...myself.
« on: October 07, 2017, 08:55:49 AM »
Hello, I'm glad to be here. My name is Brendan, but you can call me Tetsu here if you like. I do comics, animation, and illustration most of which can be seen at my website Studio Snowlion, and my books are available at IndyPlanet and Comixology if anyone is interested.

I've really been reading up on creator's rights issues lately, and ways that publishers have exploited creators. I've got a project I've been thinking of submitting to a publisher, and I really want to read up on all the things to watch out for and be careful about.  And, while this forum doesn't seem to be very active, it looks like as good a place as any to join in on the discussion and maybe get some valuable info and advice.

Anyway, I enjoy pretty much all genres of comics (action, slice-of-life, comedy, horror, romance, etc.), and all nationalities of comics (American, European, Japanese, etc). And, some of my favourites are The Sandman (Gaiman), TMNT, Hellboy, Bizenghast, Kimi wa Pet, True Story Swear to God, I'm My Own Mascot, Museum of Mistakes, Negima, I Luv Halloween, JTHM, and Soul to Seoul.

Some of my favourite artists and writers are Stan Sakai, Jhonen Vasquez, Neil Gaiman, CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Jack Kirby, Mike Mignola, Ken Akamatsu, Julia Wertz, Gene Colan, and Monkey Punch.

Again, I'm happy to be part of this forum.

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