Nick, One Hundred Years, One Hundred Ten Dollars discussed on I Read Comic Book


If the just front that cost which I totally would if I had it because I think he's amazing and I believe in the store and I believe in Him and right now oh yeah yeah yeah yeah nick was there anything anything else you want to dive into this I know we've we could probably say you're talking about like planned obsolescence. It's that is I think culturally we're GONNA have really dig reckoning with in the real world and in our book like I think the fact that we're no longer producing goods that are meant to last and that they are meant to have a half life I think that is something that is very dangerous and I am aware of why a late-stage capitalist society is you know has manufactured system where everyone has accepted this as a but I think the desert deeply troubling bank because we're very quickly going to be entering a phase where those those planned obsolescence planned obsolescence lifecycles are getting shorter and shorter and shorter and shorter and to the point where the vast majority of people will not be able to keep up with that cycle and then you'll almost have two groups of people people who have the technology or the access to health care or the access to a status or a way of living that is what we deem as comfortable and then a group of people who are literally living in the past you know there are fourthly living in the past they're they're living on technology that we have improved well beyond their on food that we know you provide the money with the substance that it needs and I think that that is something that is honestly it's not like that's just something that we're literally going right now which is kind of maybe the worry of writing cyber maybe I mean I someone who's not you know big brighter by any means at all like I think you know the cyberpunk runs this border of like how close the reality do you actually want to get I guess that's maybe a question for he's like how how close were you trying to write to what could be expounded upon today's technology and World into your book because one Hundred Years in the future a lock and chain one hundred years but where were you trying to draw the line to say like Oh maybe this hits a little bit too close to home or not the thing I deliberated on and the thought about it is I wanted I was than trying to necessarily predict what would happen one hundred years in the future I wanted to make a narrative box that was concerned acted in the same way like a lot of Italian knockoff movies or constructed so like they say you know it's based nineteen eighty nine or you know escaped from the Bronx which happens in two thousand and four or whatever you're that movie happens in there's all these like these times in periods that are just enough in the future so they're like oh get there but it's so far off that you can imagine world and I wanted our you know hundred years in the future Venezuela to kind of function in that same way where he would be like a knockoff future where you it's like you're watching like I think a lot about nine hunters as what would if Alexis and I found a movie called night hunter which was about a group of paramilitary dudes and cyborgs in one hundred years in the future in Venezuela but then we made like an art house comics adaptation of that movie I tried to kind of like you try to bend the Pretzel Back You take this like I'm really fascinated with taking what is conventionally deemed as a low art form AK comics and trying to make complex sophisticated highbrow stories with it you know I'm I'm very fascinated by the idea of utilizing a quote unquote lowbrow medium to make Hi art obviously I don't think it's a lowbrow medium but there is a cultural consensus that thankfully is being eroded That you know comics were I feel like there was like comics as one era en Banc Powell comics aren't just for kids was the second era and now we're entering a third era where you see this boom of kids comics and waie graphic novel which I'm really excited about 'cause I love that stuff and you know you're you're you're seeing being like this last year nineteen eighty six was the pivotal year for the direct market. That's the year that though the bookstand or a new stand and district cross-stitch Direct Soda Newspaper Stance and that's what you get things like mouse and dark knight returns and watchmen they all out ninety-six because the money and the attention in a direct market was enough to support that I think there's something really interesting happening right now because this last year twenty two thousand eighteen I think was the year that the book trade you know Legacy Publisher said sales of comics past the direct market so now we're kind of the direct market is still here but it's slowed during the sunset despite all the death throes U. P. Farm publishers that are trying to tow their hat in the ring the drug is right now heading towards a a a sunset and the book trade market is now expanded get very rapid rapid growth and that's both of those things are very exciting to me I'm not I'm not that I'm excited that the direct markets you know having trouble I want all comics to succeed on but it evasion comes through times of trials on I'm excited by this potential for growing pains and yeah I think something like kickstarter helps that a lot in showing that there's more than one way to get a book which is why something like night hunters and the numerous other books that make that do very well on I started like super makes sense for this current era of comic book readers in consumers you know like being able to just easily pay like fifteen bucks for a digital copy of comic is amazing being you know versus having to go to comics allergy or go to some other website and get your weird offshoot site to get your actual comics instead it's like there is the central hub for people who say I have a comic that's very specific and telling this story you know I probably couldn't necessarily make it unlike the book publishing scale or some in some cases the direct mark it and they can say no but we can publish on kickstarter and you can get a copy of that book even if it only reaches you know four thousand people or something like that I think that's like an also also a using side of comic books that I still growing ever ever-growing I think and has been for the last five to six years yeah I completely agree and also I know the right person to be able to get the handshake to go into the back room to make the deal like that's the beauty of this abuse kickstarter is like you don't need any of that you just need like I don't know I'm used four thousand shit and I'm trying to find four thousand readers you can duke very successful kickstarter would like one hundred like if you've ever hundred people will give you ten dollars you're fucking racists and I think that like everybody knows and people they know one hundred ten dollars maybe not but kickstart is it it's a rallying cry it's something that's culturally understood it's something that is very easily comprehendible to a layman you know like going in preordained comic accomplice store and then three months later getting a single issue and spending six dollars going down there with gas like bats confusing what's confused thing in with simple and easy is this is the thing I put X. amount of money I'll get mailed the thing great I will do that and that's the that's that's one one of the many reasons why we're doing the kickstarter because it is a simple effective easily communicable me of distribution on which is something that comics struggled with for a long time and I also wanted to say that anybody listening right now you know that doesn't know right now there's been some labor disputes at kickstarter and there's a unit in being formed by the kickstarter employees and I fully support the unionization of kickstarter and I think that it's something vital both for that I need but also just in general and I think that it's important that we all show the kickstarter employees in the unit in support in its time because they've been going back and forth with kickstarter leadership and so far they you know they obviously they've supported our kicks support our kickstarter specifically KICKSTARTER has been very good to me I've run three of them this was the third one and it's a very positive tool and I feel like the people that have helped propel this tool and change so many people's creative careers and lives lives deserve to be treated with respect to end to be paid a living wage and to be helped in their time of need there are multiple petitions that you can sign kickstarter the kickstarter union has a a document that you can add your name to if you want to for for the union I have but I think it's it's also just important it's not as to say that a the kickstarter people for the Comics Division Camilla Zang specifically has been very very good to me and they've really helped us out and I would just like to say that whatever they need from me and my cohorts I I hope that we show up because comics needs more solid already totally yeah I think in we'll we'll provide a link to some of that stuff in the show notes for this episode because I I mean I'm on board with you I think I've signed it handful the different things about that and support I know you're not the first comic Creator on Kickstarter who's reached out to the people that back their projects and say hey we should we should all rally around this because I totally greet something that the people that are definitely deserved yeah and they they I mean look kickstarter isn't you know they're not working in the military industry uh-huh conflicts you know they're not working make missiles or something they're they're out there in the streets trying to help people fulfill their dreams like kicks Carter is a place of innovation and it's it's such a shame that the leadership has been interacting with the Union in the way that they have and I hope that they see the error in their ways and I hope that the union is recognized and that things go swimmingly for them and are given everything they want you know I think collective bargaining is a is a a great thing and I think that INCOMEX everybody is so dispersed and they're so in their own corner that it's very hard to rally around each other in our time of need and aim that it is that it manifests this way but when somebody like Bill Matloha has you know all these health problems in has all these back medical bills people come out they give money and I think there's there's something wonderful about the connection and we all have through this media member of community and we should take care of each other and I know everybody we should watch out for each other because there is a long legacy of people not watching out for each other and it doesn't help anything like it it makes everybody sad and Sullen alone and like while the statistical probability of me dying drafting tables probably pretty high be really nice if the kickstarter people employees saying y'all I need some help let's fucking show the fuck up absolutely I I'm one hundred percent on board with the I think that's that's a that's a great final message I think for this I.

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