F Y R E 13 R A N D wrote:
Seriously? Why would a comic artist need to justify their existence more than anyone else? We can't all be doctors, police, and farmers.
Overpaid professional athletes, people who make computer viruses and pop-up ads, tabloid writers, the entire Air Miles organization, televangelists... these, and many other more useless parasites, are the people who need to justify their existence.
First of all a comic artist is essenturally an author and an artist. both professions have them bearing their soul for the world to see and judge. We the authors bear our soul by exposing our deepest darkest and innermost thoughts every time we put pen to pad. Artist bear their souls by exposing their emotions whenever they put paint to paper. so i see it as only natural that a comic artist who is both an author and an artist would feel the need to justify their existence a bit more then the regulare burger fliper.
secondly i did not really like that shot at people who make computer viruses. i am a programer and i can tell you a computer viruses can be created on accident. it happens when a program goes funky. if you really wanted to see what happens when someone creates a computer viruses by accident look up the Morse Worm program sometime. if you want to see what happens when someone creates a computer viruses on purpose i will be glad to show you.
As for all of you other poster i have got to say you are starting to become a little deep. author, artist, comic artist are 9/10 times unsure of themselves. you write comics for fun, for yourself, and for the enjoyment of your friends. nice simple and too the point. no worrying about who else likes your comic. no need to justify your existance. all you need to worry about when it comes to comics is what am i going to have X character do next.
as for that whole we dont live forever deal that that guy posted a few posts back. I am telling you all right now, if it was not for ethics and certain groups of people (any religion group and what not) we could have all readly have a system in place that minic endless life. Through the use of the work of robert white's experiments back in the late 60;s early 70's and clone technology and some good old engineering slap dash solutions to get around miscommunication between the nerve network we could have miniced imortatlity about 10 years ago. (see we engineers have got this all figured out.)