"We can't work with you because we're nervous people and you make us nervous. We need this character to look more tech-y with more details and cool shit, you know? Do that thing that everyone wants you to do. I don't understand why you changed your style. You were my favorite before but now you're not anymore. You're a 'Cool Tech' guy, right? But this new series is about ninjas so it's too bad that you can't draw cool ninjas. If only you drew more like Jim lee, and less like Peter Chung we could maybe give you work. You'll never be as good as Claire Wendling, so don't even try it. You should learn how to do 3D so you don't have to draw everything. Let me be honest with you: I don't think you know how to work with other people. I look at your work and I really think you need to dumb it down so people will understand it. How many fans do you have? I have a ton of fans because I know what I'm doing. We don't know how to use you. Your career would be so much easier if you were faster with those pages. You are definitely NOT a monthly guy and that's why we can't give you more work. Your women and females aren't pretty. People would like you more if you drew prettier women. We know what you do. We've seen your blog. But we need you to change that for this project. We don't do this here in the US. For the work you do maybe you'd be better in Europe. Why are you doing this no-name shit? Why not go for a big title like Spiderman? Please don't draw him that way; we have a brand to maintain. We don't think we should pay you because we didn't end up using your work. I thought you were just a background designer? I don't think you're meant to do storyboards. You have to know your limits. You're not supposed to draw everything. You need an inker. Your stuff doesn't make sense without a good inker. You should keep in mind that you're drawing for the lowest common denominator. That design is too simple.That design is too complicated."
"They will never let you draw Superman."
“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Monday, June 08, 2009
SO MUCH NOISE_cover
at 11:07 AM