It’ll be a combination of memories and conversations literally written verbatim as they happened, maybe then people will understand my frustration and realize that it took a lot of negative energy for me to get to this point; I didn't just stop caring. And before you say something like “you’ll burn all your bridges” let make this as eloquently as I possibly can... I honestly don’t give a shit a this point; I’ve noticed that if you don’t have a Godfather in this industry the likelihood of you making it are slim to none and guess what? I don't have one. So, let’s begin shall we…
I'm going to tell you a bitter story that I'm sure isn't uncommon in the comic book creator circles, let's talk about the infamous "work for expossure" myth. I'm sure everyone reading this blog has recieved a message from a writer/publisher offering you the amazing "oportunity" to work on their book(s) for free and in exchange you'll get free "exposure". Ain't that something?! As you might imagine, I've recieved MANY such "oportunities" and when I was younger; I fell for it. But there are a few that stung the most. Let's call this story "The good guy with all the connections".
As you might imagine I was ecstatic! I immediately got busy doing some great art for the "good guy" and then I found out this "good guy" was good friends with one of the high ups at a publisher I loved, so knowing that I made good on my promise he'd do the same; being a "good guy" and all. Well, when I contacted the "good guy" and asked him if he could talk to said high up to at least look at my portfolio; the "good guy" immediately backed off from our deal and told me "I don't think that's a good idea, let your portfolio do the talking for you". In other words, thanks for the free artwork; now fuck off buddy! That's the type of "good guy" I've had to deal with in my art life, and that's just the first horror story; get ready for what's coming.