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Re: [Groop] Questions/Comments
Good point, Nate. What matters in literature is quality, not
quantity. The Groo team has consistently given us quality stories and
artwork, and hasn't broken from that ideal to thoroughly overwhelm us with
product, the way Garfield and Peanuts have.
As for preachiness, I don't know. I haven't read enough of the
old Groo stuff to say. Maybe it is, a bit; but in the process of
politicizing, the quality has, if anything, improved, because it has taken
time. The longer between each new issue, the better the issue and the
more we should treasure it.
On Mon, 1 May 2000, Nate Piekos wrote:
> >And that's the way things always are. They change. But ultimately it's
> >still for fun and laughter. That's how I like it and hope how you all like
> >it too.
> >Jeffrey Lim
> ~~~ Well said, Jeff. There's another factor that no one has figured in.
> Creators of a comic must be left alone to create what they will without
> pressure to churn out a product. If ME and Sergio don't want to do GROO
> monthly. Fine. It's their book. If they were forced to do it, or forced
> to put out "X" amount of collected editions, or forced to wear chocolate
> eclairs on the tops of their feet while singing show tunes.... the GROO we
> know and love would suffer.
> Sergio and ME have been doing it for a long time. Back before any 18 year
> old who could draw size Triple F boobs got hired to churn out Image,
> Marvel, DC, you name it.... and they're from the generation who may not
> possess the Mtv flashiness, but they are ROCK SOLID. Sergio's art is
> immutable by time, and ME's writing has brought us years of memories that
> we cherish. Today's young comic creators need to study at the alter of the
> masters. You have to know the rules before you can break them.
> You can't say, "Why can't you be monthly? Why can't you put out more of
> this, or that. more more more more!" Art doesn't work that way. Good art,
> at any rate.
> I kind of agree that GROO has gotten more "preachy" in the last few years.
> The morals during the Epic run were much less "in your face", and I liked
> the fact that the "lesson" was subtle. The intelligent reader "got it".
> .... and while I don't like that change, I still love GROO.
> Rant concluded.
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