Seriously, should a popular creative auteur and author's relation with the fandom be THIS VOLATILE??
My gut tells me no. I spent 15 years standing on my feet, training, preparing for possible success. Now that that success and popularity really does exist, I'm finding it a little hard to get back on my feet again and continue standing in place. I'm just very exhausted from living a difficult life, not all of it related to work. It's exhausting dealing with certain psychotic family, peers, and online fans. The truth is, not all creators or creative projects are forced to deal with such adversity. Some people in entertainment have an incredibly easy time getting projects greenlit, licensed, adapted, completed, finished, and generally turn into something with relatively little effort or pain, typically that's where the status of the creator comes in. I remember early on in my career I was heavily influenced by Blade Runner, how it failed on its debut but later became a classic film. I said to myself, "Maybe the same thing is happening to me in some weird metaphorical way. I remember liking Blade Runner a lot because it took so much patience and waiting for anyone who worked on it to experience that success, and how it was dismissed and first and was initially considered a disappointment It's not just what you're making, or who you are, or what your level is and how well you do what you do. You also have to assess the amount of difficulty and struggle attaining any of your achievements is. Struggle during your formative years, or midi-formative years is sometimes a small hidden sign your success will require patience, in a world gone IMPATIENT And hasty. One of my horoscopes once told me I'll have an enormous audience in my later years, but my method of attaining that audience won't be a conventional or normal one, and also that the nature of my career and work won't allow me the means, ability, or ease to retire, and I'll be actively working, even to the end of my life.
I invented streaming
video in 2005, when I made the first upload of a copyrighted streaming video to
YouTube, which technically wasn't legal, as I didn't own it. I uploaded it
anyway I used footage I downloaded on my computer from Toonami Digital Arsenal and
converted from Quicktime to Windows Media Video (WMV). Dozens of Billions of views
later, here we are.
Ultimately, selling out
and compromise has come to mean "screen adaptation". Even the most
edgy, dark, cartoonists come to be seduced by the seductive, glamorous,
high-powered, wealthy light of TV and film and sometimes internet.
cartoonists with the most underground and artistic credibility these days are
those who refuse to adapt their work to the production contract of an L.A.
studio for TV or film. What Bill Watterson did and what Dave Sim did are
ultimately harder to do and preserve (the ideology of non-financial integrity)
than what artists like Todd McFarlane or Jhonen Vasquez or Peter Laird and
Frank Miller did. Which is ultimately adaptation to the screen. It's a power
thing. Adapting your work gives you more social and or economic power than
keeping your integrity. The reason
adaptation is hard to resist is because it is a guaranteed ticket for fame and
fortune. It's a drug that's hard to say no to because it makes it a guaranteed
ticket to survival for the creator
Well, I did an
analytics count on a calculator, and recently realized that I received my first
million creative content impressions on social media analytics this year or
last. I got 600k video views on YouTube in Total in the last year and 400k
views for my tweets archive. Which amounts to well over 1 million views, or
"impressions". I should celebrate And this isn't even counting my
books and comics, or blog writing.
Due to the fact that we
have expanding technological markets, new politicians, economies, and types of
warfare emerging, U.S. Capitalism is not a stable market currently, hence
whites and minorities all having difficulty finding a job.
"Oh, you're poor.
Get off your butt and find a job." Riiiight. Cuz it's just that easy,
isn't it? Cuz that's why dudes are selling their left testicle for money,
right? Cuz it's just that easy to attain money as a liberal in America now.
Such delusional right
wing forms of social thought are not only delusionally unrealistic toward the
social and economic state of the current U.E. job market, but also dangerous
for the U.S. Economy