Here's an old Teeny Weeny gag that Nickelodeon rejected. I can't decide if they were foolish to reject this or not. I think it's brilliant, but I can also see how it could be confusing. I'm posting it to entertain and pacify anybody who hates "CBR" jabber. If that is you, STOP READING NOW.
Here is Dave Sim's reply to my reply to him.
And here is my reply to that:
Um. I didn't ask you for a recommendation. I asked you to tell your local comic shop to order RUNAWAY. Is that risky for you? Does the comic shop gossip mill turn that into a recommendation?
I'm curious, seriously, because unbeknownst to you (apparently) you have recommended my comics. The FLOG entry on Fantagraphics website reads "Find out why so many cartoonists, from Scott McCloud to Jim Woodring to Dave Sim and Steve Bissette, love Martin's comics." I guess that's legal hearsay or something, since it's not a direct quote. Hell, I don't know how all this promo happens (other than my own little blog here, and the interviews I am arranging, and the release party I've arranged, April 15th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Modern Myths comics, Northampton Massachusetts, prizes and free Jeannie Cake if they'll allow cake in the store, which I am still not sure about, but will check on it!) I just stay back here and draw comics.
As for the task at hand, reinventing alternative comics infrastructure and tackling the reality that even Fantagraphics' own message board gets bombarded with people who'd rather chat about Endless Infinite X-Force Crisis than Harrison Cady... All I can say is God Bless you and Al and anybody else who can find the time to keep the dream alive. If there was/is any way I can actually do something constructive if and when something like the Mile High deal becomes something more than just cloud talk, I'd chip in. Probably all I could do would be show up as a warm body to offer moral support and a decent head-count. I'd even sit through an hour-long debate about whether we call comic books "product" if that's what it takes, but I'd bring something to draw on. I might have to step out for a cup of coffee while that debate raged, but I'd come back.
If I ever get around to a Tundra memoir it will be my views on what went wrong, and what went right at Tundra. There will be lots of creator-bashing in my story, as I recall lots of abuse and lots of attempts to rip the goose apart and grab the golden eggs.
Ah, good times.
OK. see ya!