Via this week’s Lying in the Gutters:
Alan Davis presented either a cynical or realistic interpretation of the industry, where writers, needing to increase their salary after royalty payments disappeared as the norm, stretched their story ideas into multiple issue arcs, a five issue arc taking less time to write that [sic] five separate stories, so that they could write more titles. And artists demanding that editorial ask writers to give them splash and double splash pages for extra resale value. And editorially driven comics deriving from set plot points, and the writer’s job nothing more than finding acceptable ways to join the dots.
I’d call that a pretty realistic interpretation of things. Corporate comics are a bottom line business, plain and simple. Why wouldn’t writers and artists adopt a similar attitude, especially when it comes to work-for-hire? C.R.E.A.M.