22 June 2006

Say What?: 6/22/06

"...the exact same phrase 'That stuff from Japan...' was used two weeks earlier on my last trip through Customs and my manga examined for the same reason; because Japanese manga is 'really filthy stuff.' The reason I was so heavily raided this time, I found out afterward, was one of the manga titles had the word 'boy' in the title, which 'alerted' them to pedophile materials."
--Elizabeth McClung, To Canadian Customs: X-men means X-rated (via Blog@Newsarama)

"I'm happy that the market is able to handle this many copies of anything, and I know I may receive some grief for this, but these results seems [sic] to me like it could be proof the Direct Market can hold a certain number of ping pong balls in its mouth more than evidence of a flowering of general DM health."
--Tom Spurgeon Those May Direct Market Numbers

"Unlike the relatively binary set-up of secret identities for superheroes (usually hero is lauded, secret identity is dumped on--the Superman/Clark Kent blueprint) which makes them such satisfyingly simple ego-fantasies, Stan [Lee] made that duality more complex: the happier Peter Parker would be in his personal life, the more fucked up things would get for Spidey, and vice-versa."
--Jeff Lester on Civil War #2

"It's always revealing when fans play backseat editor in those 'What would you do if you ran Marvel' threads, in that there tend to be three outcomes... 3) The fan puts together creative teams that simply wouldn't work in real life (Alex Ross painting any book monthly, or Peter David and John Byrne working on a series together.) Editors are mighty, but we don't possess strange mind-control powers."
--Tom Breevort on "The secrets of good comic book editing"

"To go into a few details [about what goes into working a convention]: I took the cover proofs of Debbie Huey's new Bumperboy book for her to review. I also had a quick conversation with Farel Dalrymple about his interest in doing Superior Showcase 2. Then, as you might have noticed, Mike Dawson had a preview copy of his Freddie & Me book sitting on the AdHouse table, so we kind of finalized our intentions of publishing it while at MoCCA."
--Chris Pitzer on AdHouse Books

"Look at the number of folks who have careers just because they just buckled down and did the work. Robert Kirkman didn't wait for anyone to offer him an opportunity--he grabbed it himself. He recruited artists, he wrote scripts, he put out books. The work was good so eventually publishers and fans noticed... The reality is, with the number of intelligent and talented people working in comics is [sic] growing every day and if you want a job in this industry, you don't have to be 'as good' as the people working today, you have to be better."
--James Lucas Jones on ONI'S 2006 TALENT SEARCH

"However, as nice as Scott's art is in X Isle, he's also got a Samuel L. Jackson-modeled guy in it. This rendition makes three I can think of off the top of my head, with The Ultimates one being the most public... I mean, there are other black people out there, right?"
--Andrew Wickliffe on X Isle #1

1 comment:

Erech said...

"However, as nice as Scott's art is in X Isle, he's also got a Samuel L. Jackson-modeled guy in it. This rendition makes three I can think of off the top of my head, with The Ultimates one being the most public... I mean, there are other black people out there, right?"

HAHAHAHA dope.