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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby bkthomson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:41 pm

I think Image is the pinnacle publisher is when it comes to creator own publishers, and no disrespect to IDW and BOOM!. I feel that Image has a business model that allows both creators and them benifit if a book is a success at the published side, where as the creator him/herself would do what is necessary to take their book to other media outlets.

Look at Chew, a successful book from Image that the company can hang their hat on along with Walking Dead, but look at what John Layman has done to move the book beyond, Toys, a TV series coming to Showtime that is all him. Image just gave him the outlet to put his book to the comic reading public because they have the resources to help guide him in the right direction, also keep in mind that more that 90% of the a books marketing comes from the creator than the publisher in creator own comics.
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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby habitual » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:43 pm

Chris wrote:There's nothing to fuck up if they have NOTHING to do with the process.


If there weren't a string of successes you'd have a point, but, there are, and you don't :D

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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby habitual » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:44 pm

bkthomson wrote:I think Image is the pinnacle publisher is when it comes to creator own publishers, and no disrespect to IDW and BOOM!. I feel that Image has a business model that allows both creators and them benifit if a book is a success at the published side, where as the creator him/herself would do what is necessary to take their book to other media outlets.

Look at Chew, a successful book from Image that the company can hang their hat on along with Walking Dead, but look at what John Layman has done to move the book beyond, Toys, a TV series coming to Showtime that is all him. Image just gave him the outlet to put his book to the comic reading public because they have the resources to help guide him in the right direction, also keep in mind that more that 90% of the a books marketing comes from the creator than the publisher in creator own comics.


So is this thread just a stinging indictment of everything The Bass has ever posted? :)

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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby bkthomson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:45 pm

habitual wrote:
So is this thread just a stinging indictment of everything The Bass has ever posted? :)

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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby GOSD » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:02 pm

bkthomson wrote:
I would never agree with anything The Bass has said.


Who would?

The guy is always wrong esp when facts are brought in. (ie. sales of TWD)

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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby bkthomson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:06 pm

GOSD wrote:
Who would?

The guy is always wrong esp when facts are brought in. (ie. sales of TWD)


Agree, and those sales are more to do with Kirkman and his staff than Image PR.
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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby GHERU » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:42 pm

bkthomson wrote:
Agree, and those sales are more to do with Kirkman and his staff than Image PR.

heh
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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:19 am

Sadly Image isn't what it once was in the 90's when they were much bigger. It sucked that most of the original creators left as the company was never the same afterwards.

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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby BlueStreak » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:23 am

draco x wrote:mage isn't what it once was in the 90's when they were much bigger. It got a lot better now that most of the original creators left as the company was free to start making better comics that weren't cheap pastiches of tired superhero tropes.


Fixed that for you.
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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby GOSD » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:33 am

draco x wrote:Sadly Image isn't what it once was in the 90's when they were much bigger. It sucked that most of the original creators left as the company was never the same afterwards.


I think the company is better now than it was back then.

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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby Chris » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:44 am

draco x wrote:Sadly Image isn't what it once was in the 90's when they were much bigger. It sucked that most of the original creators left as the company was never the same afterwards.


Bizarro post is bizarro.
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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby bkthomson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:51 am

GOSD wrote:
I think the company is better now than it was back then.


Agree with Blue and Gosd.
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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby GHERU » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:01 pm

draco x wrote:Sadly Image isn't what it once was in the 90's when they were much bigger. It sucked that most of the original creators left as the company was never the same afterwards.

didn't they all comeback and complete Image United?
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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby bkthomson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:19 pm

GHERU wrote:didn't they all comeback and complete Image United?


Not so much.
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Re: So is Image winning?

Postby Arion » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:48 pm

TimDrake'sDumbWings wrote:If people aren't reading Saga, Chew, or Fatale--or at least trying them, they are fucking up. Plainly put.

Image is putting out those three amazing books, but there are many others that I'd try if only I had the money. Near Death, Point of Impact, the Jake Ellis books, Glory, Prophet...


The same happens to me, I have a limited budget and Image is putting out so many good things that I just can't buy everything.

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