Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Flash Fact

Ow. Contemplate the amount of detail erased from that Tales of Asgard panel penciled by Jack Kirby. Well, at least it got published. If anyone else had tried to ink the high amount of news rack-flooding titles of early Marvel's output the company would probably have failed long ago.

While I agree with many that Vince Colletta could be the creative kiss of death for any comic book he worked on, he deserves more industry and fan respect than he usually receives. The man rarely missed a deadline, if ever. If Vinnie had been given an estimated percentage of all the money he routinely saved a publisher by having them avoid the high cost of of idle printing presses due to missing a publishing date he would have been a very wealthy man.

1 comment:

  1. It's always a trade-off. One could argue, for example, that if artists and inkers worked harder to meet their deadlines, then other people wouldn't need to be brought in to hurry up the work and risk sacrificing quality. On the other hand, if publishers were better at planning ahead and giving artists and inkers ample time to do their work, then there would be no need to hurry (and sacrifice quality) at all.

    Regardless, sticking to deadlines IS important to staying in business, sadly. :-(


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