This has to be the greatest collection of talented artists and writers on a site about comicbooks. Except that's the thing. This site called comicvine isn't it right?
You sure it's not Fanboy Vine?
Or Pin Up Art Vine?
Novel Based On A Comic Vine?
General Discussion about......ok ok you catch my drift.
My gripe... No wait my bewilderment is born out the fact that for a site about comics there's almost everything on here except actual comics.
Not in the sense of reviews , news or even piracy. I'm referring to the aspect that with so many users on here with the opportunity to network the Fan-Fic and the Artist Show Off forums seem worlds apart.
Regardless of being on the same site.
Regardless of being the two halves of essentially what makes a comic:
Peanut Butter = Fan -Fic
Grape* Jelly = Artist Show (I use grape....)
Milk and more doob = Having it produced in to a fan made movie or CBR
Ok here's where I somewhat am frustrated on here. It's one thing that on the Battle forums there seems to be a sense of hero worship. Where a user can rack up 5000 posts of "*insert random hero* stomps". But not only is most of the artwork pin ups. None of the artists to my knowledge are doing artwork for fan fiction. Can you artists do more covers or real panels instead of pin ups please?
I mean it feels like a damn Wizard magazine. Just advertising with no real feel of actual comics.
Put It this way:
Here's a pin up. Looks cool as hell.
Supes got that Prime mean mug grlll on. Lol
But now take at look at this:
Here's a cover. Something I wanna see so bad on here more often by artists. I swear I'm going to start a contest for classic cover art. No where near the quality art wise compared to my homeboy @kdart but man ask Jerry Seinfeld the story behind this pic. In fact the title of the book is what I'm trying to get at:
Meanwhile pinup (sigh) are just that.
Pics that fanboys can use to masturbate and hero worship.
Is it me or is the only time you even hear people in the battle forums mention writers is when they refer to a particular writer's interpretation of a character to defend and lobby for a "stomps"?
Otherwise they have no use for the stories that establish the character of the characters. Stories that define them as heroes or.... Homelanders. (Yeesh Wtf.)
Anyhow this is why i think people on here need to collaborate in regards to creating fan fiction with art.
Let's turn to the first page of this or any other comic book:
Imagine all the money Shuster and Siegel would have made if they had better copyright laws then. Siegel probably made more money from drawing kinky S&M art then off Supes back then before 1978. Not saying it's about money but man the talent is so damn incredible on this site that benefiting financially off of it is a realistic option for a bunch of Comicvine users.
What I don't understand is guys like @batkevin74 who writes crap so good I told him he's basically written movie scripts on here. Why nobody has stepped up to offer his stories art amazes me to a point where it has an Uncle Ben that taught it responsibility. In fact instead of stories with a comic feel he's going to get a advance from Harper & Row because he for the most part pens novels. I even joked about him being an English professor cause he actually critiques other threads with spell checks and so forth.
Perfect example of something you artists should be cattle prodded for not illustrating was his Batman Vs Darth Vader post.
How the hell did nobody hook him up?
I mean look what happens when i Google Image it:
Batman using a light saber..... Ha! Green Lantern power ring is one thing....
As a matter of fact Darth Vader Vs Batman is such great concept, inspires such visualization a local network actually used it in a commercial just to plug the broadcast of both movies.
I have some stories I could use illustration with but man you have guys on here who busted there ass making fan fiction and reeeeeeaaaaally deserve it. If they can't get that love then who the hell am I with my 108 posts to even ask?
By the way that Kdart really is incredible. in fact on his post of a lady named Galadriel I ask him his price for commissions.
And I don't know who the hell she is.
I thought she was Princess Zelda with those ears..... Lol