Cure for late comics!!

deemar325

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I think lateness on all books could be done away with by using these simple rules..

1) Any new ongoing should not be solicted until the creative team have at least 12 issues in the can ready to go.

2) If your knowingly gonna put a slow creative team on a book, use two regular artists who will switch out art chores every arc.

3) No mini-series should be solicted until all issues are finished, no teases, no preview art hold off until it's all done. Fans can't fiend over something they don't know is coming.

4) If a writer is falling behind on scripts or is only able too commit to a limited run, but his/her presence is crucial to the books success then use a co-writer from the start or let another writer of high quality work off plots/story arcs outlined by the writer who's late or leaving. (Daredevil hand-off between BMB and Brubaker is an example.)

5) Know your talent. If you know a guy like Bryan Hitch can only produce 6-8 issues a year, then don't offer him ongoing series unless you plan to use rule #1. If you got guys like Mark Bagley and John Romita Jr. who can pump out over 12 issues a year or handle two ongoings without breaking a sweat and still maintain quality art, first off double their pay and second keep them on your top tier ongoings.
 
It's all great except the having to have 12-issues in the can thing. I think that's only necessary when the creative team has a penchant for being late.
 
I find the best cure is to have other interests, possibly a girlfriend, but whatever's easiest for you.
 
Fried Gold said:
I find the best cure is to have other interests, possibly a girlfriend, but whatever's easiest for you.

Comics > Girls.. Your post is futile.
 
XwolverineX said:
Comics > Girls
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I blame bad parenting.
 
I just think you should leave. I hate people like you, who come into a thread about late comics and start telling others to get girlfriends, blah blah. I think you're insecure about having a passion for comics, so you try to make yourself look manlier, talking about women and whatnot. Seriously, go away.
 
i'll be anyones token girlfriend as long as idiots stop using stupid stereotypes of geeks:)
 
XwolverineX said:
I just think you should leave. I hate people like you, who come into a thread about late comics and start telling others to get girlfriends, blah blah. I think you're insecure about having a passion for comics, so you try to make yourself look manlier, talking about women and whatnot. Seriously, go away.
Dude, you posted that comics are better than girls. That's comics (y'know, little pieces of paper with pictures on it stapled together) compared to girls (human beings with thoughts, feeling and emotion). If you can't see how ******ed that is, then I'll gladly leave this thread. I'd wager that you're the insecure one, hence you're defensiveness.

I have no problem with geeks as I'm a massive one myself. I just think that one should not compromise their humanity for the sake a Wolverine MIB action figure.
 
04nbod said:
i'll be anyones token girlfriend as long as idiots stop using stupid stereotypes of geeks:)
Yeah, XwolverineX.
 
Fried Gold said:
kidsthesedays.jpg


I blame bad parenting.
Maybe, if your dad had felt the same way XwoverineX does, we wouldn't have to put up with you.

I like to think so, anyway.
 
Cure for late comics? Remind creators what the word 'responsibility' means once again. Otherwise, Deemar's suggestions will probably have to become rules and then we'll get creator's that slack off even more since they don't have the pressure of deadlines until they have a bunch of issues ready to go. Management making excuses for them and people's "Whatever..." attitude don't help either.
 
The Leaguer said:
Maybe, if your dad had felt the same way XwoverineX does, we wouldn't have to put up with you.

I like to think so, anyway.
I believe he did feel the same way, which is why he divorced my mum and moved away.
 

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