FOR TOMMY: IGOR KORDEY
find classic examples of such behaviour on the three big websites
bringing out the news about me being fired - hundreds of fans
are very cheerful and happy over the fact that somebody just
lost their job in a very cruel way. Just because they think
that I was not good enough for the money they'd invested in
those books. and that's the point. If they'd lost their job
they'd just bend over and take it, because they don't think
about themselves as human beings but as good or bad investment
in some company's eyes.
example - on the ComiX-Fan site they were mad at me for calling
them names with the explanation that "children might view
this site too" but what about my children? How do you think
they feel viewing that site and witnessing every single day
gentle words like "Kordey sucks" or "I hate Kordey", "his
art makes me puke", "his drawings are horrific" etc. Do they
feel good being exposed to the notion that their dad sucks?
But other people's destinies are obviously not important. - egotism and selfishness are
so deeply rooted in the nation. Ex-president of Marvel, a
man with two children, was so eager to fire me a year ago
if I didn't accept having an inker, knowing full well that
I have three children. But I was an obstacle in HIS way to
profit and prosperity... and so on and so forth...
end, I will repeat once again the ancient proverb -" The best
slaves are those who think they are free "
JOHNSTON: In the last few years, Marvel have seemed to
specialise in a diversity of styles and designs - from Kyle
Baker's TRUTH, to Frank Quitely's NEW X-MEN, to Arthur Ranson's
X-FACTOR, to your CABLE/SOLDIER X, to Josh Middleton's NYX.
Do you think that kind of diverse style is going away... or
is it something else?
Oh, that was mostly on "Year One", three years ago and there
were more of them - the artists I really admire, like Corben,
Risso and Zezelj and more. Hardly any of them are around anymore
- something to think about ... all of them were different.
Why did you once think working for Marvel would be different?
They've been a globalised company for so long, and through
their history there have been examples of creators battling
editors and publishers - and the creators always lose. Did
you think you could make it work for you?
If you really care, and I do, you can always try to make a
difference - it's about small steps. A waterfall would be
nothing without every single drop. And my predecessors always
did try; without them it would be much worse today. And three
years ago, putting me immediately on books like Cable, with
all those political issues, or Black Widow, with stories about
the Sado-Masochist underworld, I was given the impression
that something was really about to move in the stale super-hero
universe.... And I did a good job, changing the point of view
of at least. ooh, three people. Okay, probably more. But what
more can you hope for?
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