Hmmm… today’s page is a rather difficult one to write about. I’m somewhat conflicted.
On one hand, the cheapskate in me thinks that a free credit for doing almost nothing is a great way to promote your new comic.
On the other hand, the retailer in me is screaming “Oh great, just another way that Amazon is going to undercut brick and mortar stores!”
And on yet a third hand (seems legit) I can’t help but think “Man… how bad must this book be that they have to essentially pay people to read it? Even digitally!”
I guess only time will tell if the gamble pays off for Amazon Studios, but until then I have only one other hand, er, question: Where do I sign up for the Marvel counter-offer?
Today’s page comes from the talented Richad Clark:
Born in a crossfire hurricane (actually Cleveland, OH), Richard P. Clark’s illustration career began in 1993 while still an undergraduate at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Since then, he’s worked for a wildly varied list of clients in several industries-among them HBO, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Alcoholics Anonymous. He’s been finding work again in the Comic Industry, including a recent job for Dark Horse providing finishes over Darick Robertson’s breakdowns for The Guild-Vork comic. He’s hoping this recent turn into the comic lane sticks as there are literally scores of stories he’d like to unleash on the world. Mr. Clark currently resides in Upstate NY after a 10-year tour of duty in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a goofy dog named Barnaby.
Have a great New Comics Day! See you back here on Friday!