Sechs Fuckheaven !Happy Fun Mod
Sun, Mar 18 2012, 11:30 PM EDT
Idly rezzing this 'cause I was thinking about it the other day when I saw some other stupid shit Antarctic Press had published...
I may have given up on the series, but I will give Fred Perry credit for pretty much singlehandedly keeping an entire indie comic imprint afloat. The rest of that company is Ninja High School (whose art has become strange and offputting, and whose storytelling makes Gold Digger look like Watchmen), various Ben Dunn attempts of bad knockoffs of anime that never last more than an issue or two, a couple of other series with lame art and silly premises, and various miniseries trying to cash in on trends at least two years after they're hot.
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure Dunn is completely aware that Perry and Gold Digger are keeping his company alive. That's why they put out as many bullshit overpriced tie-ins as possible... the Gold Digger Annuals are basically insulting, and the fact that I once or twice, in my foolishness, paid for a comic mostly full of art that wishes it were as attractive as Rascals is why I feel zero guilt at pirating any Gold Digger stuff. They took money of mine they did not deserve, basically. The sad thing is that I know that better artists have tried to submit to Gold Digger Annual, I've seen them talk about it and post the comics they wanted to send in. But the submission guidelines are so bad and poorly-done and the announcements for deadlines so hidden that they are the work of severe incompetence that would be dumbfounding in someone that's been doing this for decades, or some sort of behind-the-scenes favoritism of excluding good artists for ones Dunn or Perry are personal friends with or something.
Indie press imprints are supposed to be where artists can go to escape the bullshit of the big companies. Antarctic Press actually manages to have the same level of bullshit as DC or Marvel despite only having one successful title.