Sunday, June 8, 2008



No art. Just thoughts...(see below)

Been wrestling with concepts of what to take on per say for my next project creator owned wise.

I feel it's time to step back away from doing the round about work i have been doing with Marvel and DC. Not that i'm sure that I'm doing stuff in the future with them...It's just that to be honest...There really is NO job security in comic books unless yu are superstar status...or have a contract or deal.

Not that i wouldn't mind having that (because i would) it's just that the grind of that wears on you. I want more things out life i suppose. I want health insurance. I want to take my girl on vacation that has nothing to do with Comics or Stormtroopers involved.

I kept using the word "Disenchanted" @ WWPHILLY when i talked to comic fans and the like about how i feel these days. With the passing of my Dad. My mothers health problems. And the up and downs of never knowing when i'm working next or who i will be working for-

I miss normalcy of the old days when i worked a day job and did my work on the side a couple hours here and there and my stuff was my own and it spoke to me. I miss doing my own own ideals.

@ The philly show my artist alley table was placed next to the dude who is doing MOUSEGUARD...i forget his name- i want to say Brandon Peterson? I was sick as a dog and i really didn't feel like talking to the dude...But he was there and he had all of the mice with him. He was hot.

Well- his MOUSEGUARD product was so to speak anywayz. It was inspiring to see that people gave a shit about his own ideas and creations rather than the normal...O look- Wolverine! O schnap! that Batman is badass!

I took a long look at my work at one point and realized i'm selling myself on other people's ideas and inventions. My portfolio is stacked with known Marvel and DC characters...Bloodrayne and Storm Shadow in the mix as well...

I have 2 images in there from COCKFIGHT. Just two out of dozens. It's a concern now. I think it's time to do something else.

I have been wrestling (and writing ) BUBBLEGUMROCKZ now for about a year? And i don't feel quite right on it yet. Maybe it's not time i feel. The story is not all there because i need it to say something that I can't find the words to say yet.

So i have shelved it. There is no art to show here because it's nothing i haven't put down here before- so i feel if i feel it's the same old same old...Then why wouldn't the viewer see it that way as well.

So here it goes...

My next mission statement is sorta kinda more a light fun action horror adventure book. As soon i finish all my Marvel work and clear the desk I will start doing specs and sketches of this world and the process that goes with creating something from scratch. I thought it would be neat to do all that here.

The pitch for this book is Akira meets The Warriors in a punk rock vampire epic.

If you can see that then good.


So here's to it. Let the good times roll.



I R SL8ER said...

Hey Marc,as much as you remember the emjoyment of having a regular job with benis and perks, trust me it sucks badly sometimes. I feel like a an animal at the zoo most days, waiting to attack some poor misguided idiot who wants to walk into my lair. I get no opportunity to be creative, no variance on what I do. My only freedom is I really have a lax way of putting in my 40+ hours a week. Just remember, that as much as you want that "NORMAL" type job, you will be pining to get back into your creative gigs damn near every hour of the day.

Your only joy will be when you get home and lay down some pages. Problem with that, is after work you really aren't always bout it bout it.

Remember the grass isn't greener on the other side, the sun just hasn't reached your side yet.

PS that sounded gay, but think about it. OH and I be goin to Rock the Bells in a month, holla

joe suitor said...

i'm just glad i get to check out your work, regardless of who it's for, but i know what you mean, my creator owned stuff has been on the backburner for years..