It seems everyone is all too complacent to beat the drum of a form of media dying. But I march to a different drummer.
I’ve come from newspapers, which people say are dying. Then I saw this:
This article says monthly comics are dead, turning over to online and graphic novels.
This is something I said about newspapers and I’ll say it again for comic books: They didn’t stop making books when movies were invented. They didn’t stop making movies when TV was invented. They didn’t stop making TV shows when the Internet was invented. All of these things have existed simultaneously. You just have to be smarter about your project, and you have to work harder, and your expectations can’t be as high.
When articles say that not as many people are buying movie tickets anymore, they’re comparing billions of dollars in sales. They’re still doing OK. Just not as many people are getting rich. Or, they’re merely getting rich, and not filthy rich.
You have to be smarter. You have to work harder. And the chances of being wildly successful are slimmer. But people think that if you have to be smart and industrious in order to get a small benefit, that it’s just not worth it.
I have to thank those people. Leave the business now. I don’t need the competition.