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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #810 on: February 11, 2016, 03:37:36 PM »
Just announced- an illustrated  novel Big Trouble in Little China sequel- Big Trouble in Mother Russia from Boom. The illos are from by Doctor Who artist Elena Casagrande and its written by some hack named Matthew J. Elliott. No idea who that clown is.

Argh. I hate how many comics Boom publish that are by people I want to support, because Boom are a garbage company who treat their artists terribly.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #811 on: February 11, 2016, 08:25:34 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #812 on: February 19, 2016, 11:00:12 PM »
I didn't know Boom was terrible to its artists, I wonder why Casagrande  keeps working for them? She's talented enough that you'd think she be in demand anywhere (and she has worked for other publishers)

I just finished with Boom/Archaia's Toil and Trouble from writer Mairghread Scott, with art from Kelly & Nichole Scott. It was a riff on Macbeth from the perspective of the witches, and was an outstanding read.




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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #813 on: February 22, 2016, 02:00:22 PM »

Argh. I hate how many comics Boom publish that are by people I want to support, because Boom are a garbage company who treat their artists terribly.

Can you link to some more info on this? It seems that the industry is so writer-centric right now that a lot of artists are feeling unappreciated and, as that's something I'm working on heading into, I would like to read up on Boom (and any company's) treatment of their creatives.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #814 on: February 22, 2016, 03:55:04 PM »

Argh. I hate how many comics Boom publish that are by people I want to support, because Boom are a garbage company who treat their artists terribly.

Can you link to some more info on this? It seems that the industry is so writer-centric right now that a lot of artists are feeling unappreciated and, as that's something I'm working on heading into, I would like to read up on Boom (and any company's) treatment of their creatives.

I know a lot of it from first hand conversations with comic artist friends, so I can't link that, but there is a great site with anonymous questionnaires about how each of the comic publishers treats the people they hire - I'll try to dig it up.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #815 on: February 22, 2016, 04:03:24 PM »
http://sktchd.com/longform/whats-the-life-of-a-comic-artist-like/

Edit: This one shows they are one of the worst paying companies, and second-to-lowest rated in experience.

There's another one where people actually wrote what had happened to them at various companies too.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #816 on: February 23, 2016, 10:37:03 AM »
Thanks! Very interesting stuff...
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Re: Comic Book Thread
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #818 on: March 04, 2016, 08:40:44 AM »
Just heard on Twitter that comic book writer Gail Simone has joined the Rifftrax writing team.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #819 on: March 04, 2016, 10:59:24 AM »
Just double checked that and they're just messing around.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #820 on: March 04, 2016, 11:17:20 AM »
That would have been interesting, though.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #821 on: March 08, 2016, 01:37:41 AM »
I hear good things about the Big Trouble book.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #822 on: March 11, 2016, 11:38:42 AM »
First issue of the Darkwing Duck comic comes out April 27th.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #823 on: March 13, 2016, 03:01:30 PM »
http://www.themarysue.com/tms-interview-veronica-fish-archie/

Hey thanks for the shout out man

http://sktchd.com/longform/whats-the-life-of-a-comic-artist-like/

Edit: This one shows they are one of the worst paying companies, and second-to-lowest rated in experience.

There's another one where people actually wrote what had happened to them at various companies too.

I feel compelled to jump in here and just say that my experience with BOOM! has been very good, I've worked on 7 or 8 covers with them and unfortunately had to turn down some mini series (simply due to a busy schedule) but have found them to a very nice company to deal with.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #824 on: March 13, 2016, 03:17:51 PM »
Cool, I hope they keep on that way. Perhaps things are changing? :)
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