Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Throwing in the Towel... sort of

Here's the thing - as I'm sure most of you have noticed, I haven't been making posts related to doing lengthy reviews of terrible comics. Such reviews take time, and, well, I am both lazy and dedicated to my goal of getting into the comics industry itself to tell good stories. So, sadly, I must deprive you all of DieHard's crotch or Daredevil's fifth-dimensional physics.

However, I do like having a comics blog, so I'm going to try to keep it up. And I'll still do the occasional review, especially since I just have so many bad comics that deserve it. I'll also be doing a mini-review for Albert Walker over at The Agony Booth as soon as I get off my rear end and polish the review up and make it funny and whatnot. Otherwise, though, the Blog will shift over to my own thoughts and ideas concerning the comic industry, modern comics, scifi and pop culture, and where I think things are going.

Oh, and of course, I will be shamelessly self-promoting anything my puny hands can grab hold of. Will it make me more consistent? Dunno. I do know that Blue Beetle and Teen Titans come out this week, along with the JSA Annual, so two out of three books guarantee to be of some quality (I'll leave you all to decide which ones I'm talking about... or just wait for me to blog about it).

Oh, and in my spare time, I shall attempt to DESTROY CHRIS SIMS!

...And take over the world. For more on that, here's this fine gentleman:


DJ Payce said...

Well, sorry to hear that you won't be exclusively eviscerating crappy comics, but very happy to hear that you'll be posting more regularly.

In what capacity are you breaking into the comics industry? I hope that you'll still be able to point out bad comics without making any enemies.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Starting in at the basic level - trying to get into anthologies or get a limited series published; you know, stuff that'd get you noticed as well as giving me material to show to editors and say, "Hey, got any work in the future? I can write!"

Mind you, it seems to be much harder for a writer to break in, but I think eventually I'll make it. And even then, most of the time I'm not attacking a creator, but a piece of work, and I sincerely doubt that most creators treat the stuff that I attack as the next Watchmen (heck, I'd actually like to meet Rob Liefeld - I've heard he's a really upbeat guy).

DJ Payce said...

He'd have to be, to look himself in the eye after all the crap he's made. :)

You should check out Kevin Church's blog; I know him in passing in real life and he's had some success in getting in as a writer.

Best of luck!