To answer Chad Verrill, yes I submitted art to Previews and it ended up in the August issue, but it is nothing really, since it is only a very small part of the fan page,, and I threw my copy out, like any normal issue,, I'm not complaining though, they can only put it so large on the page,, the nice guy encouraged me to keep sending stuff to put in there.
Even though I always keep my expectations low of the feedback I'll get from anything I might do, I was actually surprised that I got no response at all for that drawing,, I should probably try and get a hitcounter for the blog and see if the pageviews increased by much.
You know how I was lamenting the type of trash people buy? And you also know how I often refer to the mountain of comics I own, which I have been wanting to get rid of?
Well I have a lot of trash which I could probably make a decent lump of money from,, a lot of mainstream comics from 98-2003 and lots of other stuff I regret buying. And I always thought "Heh heh heh... I'll make some money from some sucker who wants to buy this crap",, but this week I realised that would be hypocritical of me, since I would rather no-one wasted their money. And if I did sell them, there would probably be the headache of dealing with buyers who wanted to return lots of stuff that was not in a good enough condition to their liking.
I think it would give me a lot of satisfaction to burn a lot of it ((how eco-unfriendly is that exactly?))),, it would be great if I had a camera and put it on youtube and then posted the video on comic forums of me burning all these "milestone" comics.
It really bugs me about comics that are going to be collected into graphic novels, and then the individual issues are pretty much useless unless you are in the minority of collectors who want them too. And the remaining back issue shops still stock these instead of stocking what you cant get in collected graphic novels yet, which I thought would be the obvious thing to focus on.
I'm 90% convinced I should burn these comics. What do you think?