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Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 at 10:47:35 am EDT (Viewed 103 times)
Reply Subj: Delays in comicbooks like Thor. Doesn't this article put them all to shame ?
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 at 02:37:20 pm EDT (Viewed 227 times)

    The guy was drawing 12 PAGES A WEEK for 52 weeks !! He did not miss a single deadline in the whole year.
    Whether you like his art or not it just shows that other artists should take a look at the commitment, work ethic and passion the man shows for the medium.

That's not entirely true, he didn't do it in a year as he had a strong lead time. He can produce 18 issues a year at 22 pages an issue, so about 400 pages. With 12 pages an issue at 52 times a year is about 625 pages. That's a huge difference in production. A 33% increase?

    what do you think ?

I think Bagley is a great artist and many titles would be lucky to have him. If I was in charge of a title, I would definitely try to get him on it just so I could increase my production.

But his style is limited. He isn't a top seller based on his name and art alone. I'm not behind the scenes so I can't say how professional he is.

I also think he is hurt by his average storytelling skills. No one looks at a Bagley comic and says "that's great storytelling". And many artists say that storytelling is the act that takes the most time to draw.

You can also tell when he is rushed, and see a tremendous drop in quality when he has to draw more than an issue a month. Look at the early issues of USM when he was also drawing the Thunderbolts, and you will see his art looks too sketchy.

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