Mar. 25th, 2010

riseupwithfists: (bart goes to film school)
Exhibit A: the sales totals for the Cry For Justice miniseries. The sales figures for the issue in which a young girl was senselessly killed for the sake of cheap drama have yet to come in, but from everywhere I've read people are expecting a bump because of the notoriety.

Exhibit B: these statements from the writer of Phonogram on why we won't be seeing the planned third series:

-There's a difference between making only a little money and starving. We're very much in the latter. Jamie's lucky to get a couple of hundred dollars from an issue... Will we make some money off the trade? Maybe. And that's a big maybe. But that means Jamie not earning any money for the six months it would take to draw it, which is the main reason why we took over a year to do 7 issues. As in, every time Jamie ran out of money, he had to stop and do something else.

-I feel frustrated. Enormously lucky, sure, but frustrated. We've done this wonderful thing we're crazy-proud about. But if the whole economic system was just a couple of degrees to the left, everything would have been different. I mean, just to give you an idea about narrow the margins are between what we are and what we could be, if we were selling 6K instead of 4K, we could have done those 44 issues. The difference between breaking even and actually being able to do it in comics is insane. It's like being kept under ice, clawing.

Hypothesis: for all of the bitching at various capitalists in charge of various comic book companies, at the end of the day we get the comics we deserve.

Possible Argument.

Possible Counterargument.


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