If this is how Mr.Loeb feels about artists changing, why doesn't he just do graphic novels?Originally Posted by Jeph Loeb
When people sit down to watch Big, they don't expect the movie to stop 3/4's of a way through, while they are asked to wait a while - the film just got finished, and we're just waiting on the rest of the film print.
Movies aren't serialised in nature, and so his analogy doesn't work.
TV shows, which have to be regular, often change creatives/technicians from episode to episode, and often drop characters out if the actor couldn't do it - we have a daily soap in Australia, and when an actor got ill, they put in a replacement actor, and text piece at the start explaining it.
When John Ritter died, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughters continued, they had to quickly explain it away and keep going - they had a fan base.
That was the medium/delivery of the show, it's what the customers/viewers expected, and so they had to deliever their product, at the time they said they would.
Now I agree with Mr.Loeb that it does suck when reading a trade and the artist changes for an issue, or half an issue.
However, it must suck even more for fans who have to wait 3 extra months for a book they were told would be monthly, to come out.
It hurts the comic book industry as a whole, everytime it happens.
If Mr. Loeb wants his artists to take their time, then he shouldn't do it in a format that requires a monthly output.
They could do mini's (and not ship until it's completed), or Graphic Novels.
To not expect the consumer, or the company fronting the cash, to get angry when a monthly product isn't monthly, is just plain wrong.
It troubles me when big names in the American comic book industry, names who are associated with getting the industry back on track, show so little concern/understanding what their actions do/mean.