I see that you’re back. I’ll discuss now. The reviews are amazingly similar I think despite them coming to very different conclusions about the book. First off, I’ll admit my scripting and art are always aspects of my work I’m dissatisfied with and striving to improve. I hope I’m better now than I was 4 years ago. But there’s always room for improvement.
|(Cover art from F.E.D.s #14.)|
The F.E.D.s is a comic that I intentionally try to write and draw with a particular tone. I prefer the label “old school” to “campy’, but either fits pretty well. When I set out to do a small press super-hero comic, I wanted to do a comic like those older comics that I love so much. Specifically, I’ve been reading a lot of Marvel Essential volumes and back issues over the last 10 years, enjoying the heck out of writing and art from the 60’s and 70’s. There are certain conventions that I use that reflect these comics. I try to include things like big sound effects, subplots, bombastic dialogue, big fights, character monologues, thought balloons and exclamation points!!! These were standard conventions of comics from a few decades ago that are used less and less today. To me, not seeing these conventions is a shame, since I enjoy the comics of years ago much more than those produced today.
I think of the F.E.D.s as “a super-hero comic that isn’t afraid to be a super-hero comic”. And, yes, I think some writers at big companies who currently write super-hero comics seem embarrassed to be writing a super-hero and try to make the comics anything but.
In conclusion, I thank anyone who reviews my work and I understand not everyone is going like the style. But I hope people continue to read my work and have fun while doing so!!
|(F.E.D.s #12 page 4)|