While huffing some paint one day….
One thing I know is this: the comics industry at it’s best, is a Republic. Between that and the worst, it has been everything else, from Dogmatic Fascism to Mob-ruled Democracy.
You know what I mean.
I don’t know exactly when the term Fanboy was coined fer sure, but to me it was always been the iconic DC Comics Lobo #1 Cover, and it stuck. Now in so many ways and in so many forms, be it Comics, Games, Movies, or what-have-you, Fanboy is the term for those really eager masses , that sway and curl in a comic-con crowd for the next event/thing/giveaway/crossover/whatever like a Black Smoke Monster. It’s been a term of endearment, to a really ugly and close-bearing Insult at the same time.
I personally don’t care.
Those few who create and make the various genres that run this, feed this and are fed by this, run the gamut of alignments. Some take full advantage of the stupidity of Fanboy-ism and others help cultivate it. Some despise the fandom that loves them, and some are like Saints, blessing the wretched and raped, as they get whipped by them.
Again not caring too much.
But those out there who really love the work, follow it, and want to make the best of it, be it by creator or for creators, those, yes those are the ones who supersede it all, who really up the challenge.
Yellow Hat Guy, you are no Fanboy, you are a FAN-MAN
Even though you could have gone a ugly route, and just gone up to Liefeld and said “YOU SUCK” you didn’t no. No you actually came to stand toe to toe with the guy, like a person, and probably said to him what EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS AROUND FOR HEROES REBORN had said, and you wanted an apology for the crappiness of it. Applause. Heck you even wanted to help him create better comics! I mean how self-less is that?
Yellow Hat Guy is our Rosa Parks…… ok, no, not at all.
Sure, you may say to yourself, “What does Liefeld have to apologize for? He’s an artist and didn’t it sell like a bajillion copies?”
If we ever get farther than just the plain bullshit consumerism of the comics world and really turn it into the art, we need more Yellow Hat Guys. We need fans to not only adore you creators, we need them to critique on occasion, and help you make a better book and hence make a better fan.
We can only hope to have that same thing here at Creature Entertainment, FANMEN ( and WOMEN) to give us that Honey Suckled Praise, and that Hot-coal in the culo Critique.
+ We had a real productive meeting Monday on some of the things we have to check list off, and of course, the site is one of them, so expect to see some of changes around here as we go.
+Julio is still editing “The Gun” while we all go blind looking at the sky trying to some rain at ngiht to shoot in. Also, we think Julio is getting a little weird editing all the time, mumbling about his “precious” here and there and holding the DV tapes like they were gold.
+The rest of us are working on our own proejcts and trying to set up the content here in the site. Stay tuned since we’ll be announcing new Webcomics and other Projects soon.