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Daveym 
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The Silver Surfer

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Subj: Re: Did I miss something, or...
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 at 02:36:04 pm EDT (Viewed 76 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Did I miss something, or...
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 at 06:48:39 am EDT (Viewed 70 times)




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    Yes, he went to crowd-funding, and first built his audience by complaining about comics and the comic industry.



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    I have never heard or read anyone talking about his comics good or bad.



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    People are supporting him because they like what he says about the comic industry, not because of the quality of his comics.

You aren't making any sense to me - You claim you have never "heard or read anyone talking about his comics good or bad." Which is fine, I can see you haven't been looking. But on the same breath you also claim that "they like what he says about the comic industry, not because of the quality of his comics." - Where does your evidence for a such a claim come from?

People do NOT buy such an expensive product unless they have looked at it and think they will like it, and as I understand it his first volume sold extremely well indeed for a crowd-funder....

I don't judge him by personality, I don't know enough about that aspect, but when I see the reports of the antics of Tom King and his ilk on Twitter why should I, or anybody else, single of Ethan Van Sciver as something exceptional...


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    I do however know enough about him to see that his commentary is where his fans really come from, and that is fine.

Again, that is non-sense. Like many many others in the mainstream Van Sciver built up a following by working on topline titles. His artstyle is rough in many ways but I can well see the huge appeal he has as that style shows a lot of effort being put into it and is something people will pay to see.

People do NOT pay money on a crowdfunder for an author/writers precense on You-tube. He HAS to have talent and a worthwhile product to sell. Anybody who has tried crowdfunding will know how challenging and rewarding it can be, it can also be gruelling and disappointing.
Van Sciver took the risk, probobly hoped for a reasonable response, but as I understand it the actual reception took him completely by surprise... and good on him. He took the risk, and was rewarded for his efforts.

That's what crowdfunding is for. And he appears to have opened the gates for a lot more creators to have the courage to leave DC and Marvel and earn (and own) for themselves... because he demonstrated it can be done.



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