Ultraist Studios Blog Journal thoughts, musings and other rambling…

February 10, 2011

MANTRA 61

Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 8:38 am

Erik Larsen quote:

“I wonder what all the comics would be like if the creators did what they wanted to do instead of trying to be commercial. I think a lot of writers and artists pander to what they think the audience wants. I’d like to see what these guys would do if they didn’t. Often I’ll look through artist’s sketchbooks and wonder, ‘why the hell aren’t we seeing THAT in your finished work?'” *

2 Comments »

  1. That’s a real interesting thought, “what all the comics would be like if the creators did what they wanted to do instead of trying to be commercial”.

    I think when I look at the stuff a lot of what self-published cartoonists make, I get a real good sense of people creating what they want, and letting the market considerations come second. Definitely we all want to make money on our works and sustain ourselves through our earnings. But the actual creation of the stories comes from our desire to speak purely through our chosen form of expression, our comics.

    Comment by Javier Hernandez — February 28, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

  2. That’s what draws me to independent works. I always find it a shame when an artist is making an exciting project that obviously means something to them, only to get snatched up by a commerical company to make commercial projects that are empty husks of their former work. What we end up with is brilliantly constructed clap-trap. They might be making money, but they ain’t saying much. I want to see more stories that are saying something and more artwork that is a true expression of the artist. Those are the comics I want to make.

    Comment by M Kitchen — March 2, 2011 @ 8:48 am

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