ghostman76 wrote:Hyper, don't take it personally. I'd be willing to wager that most people on this board, whether they are willing to admit it or not, would love to say that they were part of a creative team that worked for one of the big two. And anyone can say whatever they want about the business practices of companies like Marvel or DC, but to say that every single artist, writer, inker, colorist, or even editor that works for them is devoid of artistry or creatively bankrupt is the height of boneheaded cynicism.
People may not like what others create. They may think that they are making the wrong decisions about their favorite characters, but it's not cool to take shots at their creative integrity.
Absolutely. Yes, working in the current atmosphere of DC or Marvel would NOT be easy for many creative people, as a lot is being driven by people who are not necessarily even fans of the genre or industry; but the exposure, opportunities, and yes, paycheck is what most creators hope to attain. Now, obviously the wisest (and perhaps necessary) thing to do is for writers/artists/colorists/creators to also do work in other media, genres, or perhaps even fields entirely, as sometimes creative and corporate are not going to mix, especially in today's environment. But indie work and/or self-publishing is perhaps even more daunting if one is not already a "big name"-and "name" creators get cut a bit of slack even at the Big Two (e.g., Morrison basically got to ignore the whole nu52 and just finish his Batman Inc storyline).
And there is still plenty of interesting work going on at DC and Marvel-Superior Spider-Man, for example, though that is doomed to end when the new movie rolls out, if not months before.
All my best.
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