So...I just dropped a rant, not particularly proud of myself, however.....
I just joined an Indie Comics group and submitted some pages, and was totally denied for aesthetic reasons... here's my response.
Well hell I didn't realize the fact I wasn't spewing out mass market DC bullshit was going to preclude me from the Indie Comics group. I guess it's time for me to regroup and start drawing from photographs, so that the cutting edge young folk who don't give a damn what the man has to say will take me seriously. God forbid I actually try to do things my way, after all it's all about the cheddar ya' here me right? Rebellion is not listening to your tax adviser, and cutting edge is drawing Spiderman with a mustache. It's getting real up in here, you done taught me. My next Indie comic will be all about Spidermans alien mustache. Thanks for schooling me.
And yeah, I'm an asshole. But seriously how are you going to have an Independent Comics group and then tell people their work isn't professional enough. I live in Austin, this is where the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers first saw print, where hippies made comics in the back of old school buses and passed them out with dime bags. Now it's a yuppie settlement, where everything good is taken away. Everything I love is being ground to shit by the all mighty dollar.
I'm sorry if my art doesn't live up to your expectations, but I'm not doing this for you. I'm doing this for ME. If you want to come along for the ride I'll guarantee it will be worth it. But I will NOT promise to suck corporate cock. I will not promise to make this the way everything else is. This is Spacedogs baby, anything can happen. If you want heroes go buy a copy of Captain America, you want beautiful easily digested art, buy Spiderman. If you want mediocre art mixed with splashes of genius and a fucking kick-ass story, stick around, cuz this shit IS going to get real, I wish I could sit you all around in a circle and tell you about the crazy i have lined up but you're just gonna have to stick around and wait for it to unfold.
I'm not going anywhere. I'm not going to New York or LA. I'm not doing Spiderman or Batman. I'm gonna be right here, I'm gonna be doing Spacedogs. I hope you stick around too.