Marilyn Jones McGrew Robert Crumb Standing in Front of a Mural He Painted on the Mission Rebels Building, South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 1973
"I never had a strategy in my dealing with other humans! I’ve always been very passive socially. I went along with their agenda. I had none of my own! Left to my own devices I stayed in my room or wandered aimlessly in the streets, fantasizing about bizarre things I yearned to do to big ladies, or filled with self-pity and resentment. I was helpless in the presence of other people! My main concern was to make them like me by being as agreeable as possible, and secondly to impress them with my brilliance, my sharp wit, my originality, and my fundamental saintliness. Over time, and after years—decades—of diligent practice, I became very good at this cute little performance of mine. But this performance was improvised in the moment, catered to suit whoever I happened to be with. There was no strategy. It was always an effort. Only in solitude was I completely relaxed. Funny thing…" R Crumb
Yeah, I might have watched a movie and gotten kind of mad.
This is seriously a trope I’d love to never see again though.
I can think of three movies that do this straight off the bat, and I’d bet there are more like dozens
Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow.
Asked by franklytriggering
I am firmly in the ‘opposite’ camp.
I think cosplay and the growing social aspects of the convention scene are borderline magical. I think it’s fantastic.
my perspective is a little different than most because I take so much time in between conventions and when I’m there I’m working… but watching from behind by signing table and seeing people becoming friends online or just having a great time expressing themselves through costume and just sharing their love of whatever they love is amazing.
my feeling is if you are a creator and your book or art or whatever isn’t selling that is on you. and I’m talking about myself here as well. if something didn’t connect with an audience that’s my problem that’s not the cultures problem.
the culture shifts very quickly. quicker than it ever has before. most of the time I think for the better. but I think if you are trying to sell something to someone at a convention or anywhere you better take a good look at yourself and what you’re selling and how much you are selling it for.
you can’t just show up at your table and drop your portfolio and sit back and wish of the sea to part. ( which I see a lot of people doing) you have to have work out there that is vital. you have to let people know what you have that is special and worth their time.
Asked by empaya-comics
I really only have 4. I tried to think of more but each new thing already fit into one of these categories. So okay, here goes:
1) Going off script: Stick to the script whenever possible. If you think you’ve come up a with a better solution to a problem, check in with your writer and/or editor before you do execute it.. There could very well be a reason *your* idea isn’t the best one either.
2) Being a disappearing act: If this is the job you want to do for a living, make yourself available. Answer emails. Pick up the phone. I realize that the majority of us arty types are home-bodies at heart but you have to be willing to talk to your collaborators if you want to get anything accomplished.
3) Missing deadlines: Deadlines are in place for a reason. Turn your stuff in on time, people!! For every day late that your piece of the project is, you’re shaving off a day of work from every person who follows after you. Monthly comics can sometimes be a grind, but if we’re all getting our work in on time it can run like a well-oiled machine. Don’t be the weak link.
And this going along with #2 but— if your deadline is fast approaching and you don’t think you’re going to hit it, don’t be ashamed. Kids get sick, accidents happen… but call your editor and let them know you’re going to be late. I’m sure they’d rather know ahead of time and be able to plan ahead with a fill-in or maybe tweaking the schedule.
4) Doesn’t play well with others : This is a small industry and nobody benefits from jerky behavior. Treat everyone as you would want to be treated. And I do mean *everyone*. You never know who, be they intern, flatter assistant, etc,. could wind up being your boss one day.