Home Message Boards Bendis: October 26-31, 2003
To PHOQUE: Re: How do you break into the bis?
Oct 27, 2003 8:35 am
This is to Phoque:
There seems to be a little misunderstanding here. It's no big deal and
not worth getting upset over. I don't think anyone here hates you (though
I'm sure that some people were rubbed the wrong way by your use of the
This board is generally a humorous board where many of the posters like
to joke with one another and friendly poke fun at what people say. The
poster that mentioned the salad was not in any way poking fun at you, but
trying to make a joke about getting work in this business.
And when I said "Just do Joe Quesada" that is not directed at you, but
is a refference to an ongoing joke on this board where someone else had
poked fun of something that I said on the Daredevil DVD. On the DVD I say
that Brian Bendis told me to Just do Joe Quesada's art style for a sequence in the DD Wake Up story we did. Brian told me to "Just do Joe Quesada", meaning to draw in his style and niether of us saw the other connotation of the phrase or thought it was funny. But then someone on this board started
posting that quote to show that they thought it was funny out of context.
So that was a sort of running joke I have seen on this board for a bit
and I did not take it as a personal insult. Just people mentioning humor
where they see it.
When you may have thought the early responses to your posts were meant
to insult you (even though they were not an attack on you), and you used
the word "f*ggots" and said that funny line about Will and Grace, some
posters tried to show that there was just a misunderstanding, but others
were annoyed by your attack (which explains the other posts).
So I hope you can see that for what it is and not worry about it. If
you read threads on the rest of this board, I think you may start to get
a sense of the general tone of humor and sociability on this board.
As for breaking into the biz, the secret is to just continue to work
and work and develope your own particular look and approach to your work.
After years of developing it and drawing hundreds of pages of storytelling,
or when you are confident that you have found your own direction, either
make your own book and show it to creator-owned publishers, or show your
work to the mainstream publishers if you want to work for them. I'm told
that going to conventions and showing your work in person is helpful. At
conventions there are many professional artists and editors who can give
you thier opinions and insights. As well as many non-professional artsist
looking for work that you can talk to and learn from. It is a very fertile
place for learning about the nature of the business and diversity in approach
to comicbook art.
I'm glad you are interested in comics and interested in developing your
own work. If you are ever at a convention or a signing that I am at, please
introduce yourself and I will be happy to talk you about it in more
I don't know if my opinion on breaking into the biz matters to you (as
I've seen you insutling me and my work on another thread on this board.
Perhaps that is because you really don't like my work, or perhaps it is
because of the misunderstanding here.). Either way, I wish you the best
in your artistic endeavers. And I will be happy to discuss it with you,
or answer any of your questions should we ever meet at a signing or convention.
My kindest and warmest regards to you.
Re: Murdocks girl!
Oct 29, 2003 11:02 am
Hi Tess, Murdock's girl Friday (thru thursday?),
Thanks for the kind words! You have good taste, and snappy banter.