[Groop]'nother question for M.E.

Mark Evanier mark@evanier.com
Wed, 04 Oct 2000 13:19:50 -0700

On Wed, 4 Oct 2000 08:33:21 -0700, "Shane Clarke" <sac@foolarchy.com>

>I'm not sure, but I think it was inbetween CBG #1402-#1405. It was you POV
>where you were explaining the pros and cons of being on comic book comp
>lists. There was an analogy you used in one of your early paragraphs, and
>I'm sorry I can't quote it properly because I don't have the issue with me
>at work, but you mentioned something along the lines of "it was going out of
>style just like comic book inkers."
>I was curious what you meant by that? (great article by the way.... one of
>my favorites up to date.) I can so relate to it!!!!! I'm just not strong
>enough to totally drop my Marvels. I've dropped most of them, but I cannot
>shake the X titles. I am still compelled to collect every single X related

ME: The line in question went like this:

"At the time, I was feeding a stray cat named Jackie on my back steps.
I am still feeding that same stray cat named Jackie every evening,
plus an array of other stray cats, possums and even -- my lady friend
claims, though I haven't seen it -- one raccoon.  The way the comic
book industry's going, I expect to look out there some evening and see
a gaggle of inkers at the bowl."

What that meant was that many folks in the comic book business are
starving these days.  All the companies are either downsizing or going
out of business and there is massive unemployment.  You'd be amazed
how many talented folks have called me recently, asking if I knew of
any work.  Inkers have it worst of all because their skills are less
easily transferred to other fields. 
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