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      CommentAuthorTRACERfire
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009
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    Matt,

    Thanks for addressing at my query about Print On Demand & self publishing models.
    It's also an area that I'm also attempting to come to terms with.

    Matt wrote:
    there is absolutely merit in the idea, and if i thought i had the audience, the good will, the time to do it, and believed there was a POD solution that could create a worthwhile product, i'd explore it. but i don't, i don't, I don't, and i haven't done the research.


    Finding the market really is the key toward ensuring POD is a successful venture. Then again, it is all about the 'long game' where such things are concerned.
    Warren summed up POD quite nicely in a recent blog posting about his recent Shivering Sands release.

    Creating the work on spec really is the biggest hurdle to overcome when producing something with the intent of having it exist as a POD entity.
    Then again, directing this toward the 'trying to break in' crowd; having a few works available via POD surely wouldn't go unnoticed by potential publisher's browsing one of your pitches.

    cheers.
    -JP

    Adding the the UK TV subtext, I've always had a weakness toward Gimme Gimme Gimme
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    here, i won't make a list, but i'll say this: i've written six of them during NATION X.


    LOL. Thanks. You're not being set up ... or are you? I kid, I kid. Your favorite Marvel Pet? Beast is not an option. Go!

    @FabioMoon
    Are you in Brazil? Where did you spend the Blackout? I was at the shopping mall. It was chacotic.
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      CommentAuthors1rude
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009
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    Apologies to our host...sometimes I wish that I used emoticons...but I meant it in the spirit of good-natured ball busting, and I'm sorry that it didn't come across that way.

    Feel better, Fraction.
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    Hello mattfraction,
    Did you create Ms. Victoria Hand?
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009
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    I totally glossed over the fact Matt Fraction is sick, damn.

    When I usually have what you have (or an equivalent condition caused by a strain of bacteria that has mutated or your cell memory just forgot what that bacteria was) I drink hot green tea. Tastes bitter, but usually helps mildly with congestion. Also, Motrin helps with any possible fever and body aches.

    Oh, yes one more thing; what invigorated your creative juices, like what movies, events, life situations, etc, that you felt had a large impact on your writing. If it's events or life situations and you don't want to share that is totally peachy.
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009 edited
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    Not that anyone actually cares, but major influences for me would consist of The One (the craptastic Dimensional action flick with jet li), Warren Ellis (mostly his choice to not use sound effects among other things), Vampire Hunter D, Hellsing, and Ghost in the Shell (the movie and SAC series 1 and 2).

    Just want to open up, if I am asking you for your (Fraction) influences, i figure I must share mine as sort of, oh I don't know the right word escapes me, so use "equivalent exchange."
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    Will we see Spiral again in your run?


    i dunno.
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    . Just wanted to share a song that I think of every time I pick up 'Last of the Independents'. It's by a roots rock band called Lost State of Franklin - the tune is 'Clint Eastwood Never Dies'.


    that's great. thanks.
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    Your favorite Marvel Pet?


    lockheed! or lockjaw. either of the locks.
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    Did you create Ms. Victoria Hand?


    no, that was bendis.
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    Oh, yes one more thing; what invigorated your creative juices, like what movies, events, life situations, etc, that you felt had a large impact on your writing. If it's events or life situations and you don't want to share that is totally peachy.


    LONDON CALLING. DOOLITTLE. THE PRISONER. TWILIGHT ZONE. The Beatles. Bond. Diabolik. The Coen Brothers. The Hernandez Brothers. Beastie Boys. Moore, Morrison, Ellis. EC comics. Kurt Vonnegut. ALPHAVILLE. THE THIRD MAN. i could go on forever.
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      CommentAuthorfabiomoon
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    @FabioMoon
    Are you in Brazil? Where did you spend the Blackout? I was at the shopping mall. It was chaotic.


    I was at home in my apartment. Then I saw every building flickering from my window, lights going down and coming back for fractions of a second, then going down again. Flickering.

    I was waiting to see a plane crash or some more catastrophic event.

    Then, darkness.

    Then my chinese food arrived.
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    @fabiomoon

    That's the greatest EC comic that never was.
    • CommentAuthorJames
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    Hullo Matt,
    As a former comics columnist/blogger/whathaveyou yourself, do you currently read any comics blogs/review sites? I'm thinking more of your Jogs and Mindless Oneses than Newsarama or CBR.

    If yes, which ones; if no, any particular reason outside of "not enough hours in the day"? Big thanks to yourself and Warren for doing this, I'm very excited for Casanova's return.
    • CommentAuthorTomMulherin
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009 edited
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    Hey Matt,

    Hope you're feeling better today. Since everybody always asks about what you like, what inspires you, etc., I thought I'd flip things around, at least partially. So: Are there any films, comics, books, albums out there that you feel like you should like, given what you know about yourself, but leave you cold? I'm thinking less about things that you're disappointed by and then abandon, and more of things that you struggle with. For example, every few years I try to watch 8 1/2, and I'm always frustrated by it. But, I feel that knowing my taste, I should like like it, and so every few years I try again.

    Thanks!
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      CommentAuthorfabiomoon
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    I have a question for Matt:
    are you feeling better today?
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      CommentAuthoryorko
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    I'm not asking anything, I Just want to thank you three, Matt, Fabio and Gabriel, for Casanova, hands down my favorite comic of yours, a true inspiration and perfect fuel for my creative engine. Comics from the future.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009 edited
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    Ever thought about doing a horror comic?

    Given that comics generally can't do what McKee calls the "cheap shock," what techniques do you think horror comics have over, for example, film?

    What are some of your favorite horror comics? (Aside from Domu, which A. you mentioned previously and B. is impossible to find and not being reprinted at the moment.)

    What's some of your favorite horror B-movies?


    Oh yeah, and again, you're awesome, kthxbye.
    • CommentAuthornicoleet
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    Question for everybody and anybody, because sometimes I feel like we focus a lot on how hard this job is:

    why do you love comics?

    and the sub-question: is there anything you want to do in addition to or instead of comics?
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    a former comics columnist/blogger/whathaveyou yourself, do you currently read any comics blogs/review sites? I'm thinking more of your Jogs and Mindless Oneses than Newsarama or CBR.


    Very few.

    If yes, which ones; if no, any particular reason outside of "not enough hours in the day"?


    Spurgeon, Jog, ComicsComics, Brian Chippendale. because i'm hardly ever spoken of there, and the writing isn't bad, sad, or cheap.