Wednesday, August 10, 2005

So many Questions..so very little time

My name is Karl…I’m a comic artist and I make money doing everything else but comics. I love them but I am depressed by the business of them. I’m like most of the creative community of comics.

This is day one of my blog.

Let’s make sweet blog love….

or as I like to call it..Bloggy Style…


I woke up feisty…had a Jamba Juice…try the Green Tea one it’s great even though it tastes like makeup..

or paste..

it’s good tasting paste…


I read an article online about how movies are suffering this year. The usual “Jerry Bruckheimer-like…DreamWorks fiasco (AKA The Island) tanked and the HAL channeled Top Gun wannabe Stealh …crashed landed (pun intended) . I feel the NEED…The NEED for story or character..or something clever…(Screamed in the voice of every ones favorite shit eating grin Scientologist.)

…it got me thinking….

Has Hollywood finally jumped the shark with their over the top “popcorn” no plot mash ups? Has the mall dwelling split a corn dog with your homey youngster finally gotten their fill? Why watch a video game when you can go home and play one? No plot no problem…let’s shoot shit!!!…maybe it’s me..but I feel it’s a lot more fun to control the CGI shooting rather than watch it…much like porn..sure it’s ok to watch sex…but it’s a lot more fun to have sex…but again I’m just thinking out loud…

More thinking… about how the comics industry and the movie industry have accidentally fallen into sync. They are both shooting for that male teenage (in mind if not body..) video game playing teen to 20 something audience. They are chasing them with the same spandex bait.


Superheroes!!!


Whether it's Fantastic Four, Batman, Sin City or remakes of Logan’s Run or the House of Infinite All Star Crisis…,it’s all about the Superhero!!! I wonder if and when the Superhero will give up the ghost? Is the idea so enduring that it is the new dominant fairytale, myth… legendary epic we all refer back to? The Superhero is everywhere…in the comic store..in the movies…on your cereal box..and on your PSP…it shipped with Spiderman the movie..for Galactus sake…how can there be so much love for our spandex compadres yet and still the comics don’t sell to a wider audience…

I think it’s what comic creators have secretly known for years..the aesthetics and the ideas of superheroes are made for wider audience but the format of comic and the business of comics is too small to actually take full advantage of the idea as a whole.

Take it to lunch and chew on that.

So many questions… all on day one.

Time to get back to work.

Come back later…I’ll be discussing OEL Manga , Music, …how to save the comic industry and unite the internet and the Direct Sales market and why you should create your own comic…I will explain the difference between trying to be “fun” and being “entertaining”….and various other ideas I have…

I might even tell a story or two about my years in the comic industry…as long as people don’t sue me…hehehe…

Thanks to Steve for setting up my blog..I know it’s going to get me in trouble..so please blame him for anything I say…

K

/9:36 am California…

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