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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Larsen View Post
    Without a creator to contact or any other information to go by--I can't really touch the character. It's not as though he's up for grabs.
    I wasn't suggesting that, just saying that Jimbo will live on in our hearts and minds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMad1977 View Post
    Erik, i read somewhere at Facebook (i believe) that you are struggling with putting out an Ant book. I can imagine how tough it is to draw two books at once.

    Dont you think it would be a great idea to let someone else handle the art, and you do the writing? Maybe starting with a pilot project, a mini series or something?

    So, you can concentrate on SD. But i bet you already thought about that...
    Short answer: No.

    Longer answer: I want to do the book and having somebody else do it means paying other people money which I can't guarantee the book will earn. If the sales aren't amazing--the nut isn't covered and I'm essentially flushing money down the crapper.

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    Thanks for the answer.

    Its what i already guessed. I know its not about me, but i would rather see an Ant book drawn by someone else then no Ant book at all.

    With that being said, the most important thing is that SD continues.

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    I guess if Erik wanted to, he could draw a short 8 pager of Ant and place it in the regular Savage Dragon book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    I guess if Erik wanted to, he could draw a short 8 pager of Ant and place it in the regular Savage Dragon book.
    Yeah--but everything comes with a price tag. If I'm getting pages lettered and colored--that money has to come from somewhere. It's not as though the book suddenly generates more money when there's a backup and if I'm drawing more pages in Savage Dragon that means more time and, again, that doesn't materialize. When the Savage Dragon miniseries was launched in 1992 I added all kinds of pages and while that was great--every hour spent on this issue meant the next was that much later and it was later. In retrospect, I would have been better off doing a set number of pages every month and staying on a more regular schedule.

    If I have time to draw eight pages of Ant, I'll bank those and wait until I have 20 pages so I can put out an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Larsen View Post
    Yeah--but everything comes with a price tag. If I'm getting pages lettered and colored--that money has to come from somewhere. It's not as though the book suddenly generates more money when there's a backup and if I'm drawing more pages in Savage Dragon that means more time and, again, that doesn't materialize. When the Savage Dragon miniseries was launched in 1992 I added all kinds of pages and while that was great--every hour spent on this issue meant the next was that much later and it was later. In retrospect, I would have been better off doing a set number of pages every month and staying on a more regular schedule.

    If I have time to draw eight pages of Ant, I'll bank those and wait until I have 20 pages so I can put out an issue.
    I appreciate the insights that you provide. There were some things in twitter that you posted about the younger creators suddenly making so much money in the beginning of Image Comics, that they took off after getting the huge paychecks. That was very illuminating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    I appreciate the insights that you provide. There were some things in twitter that you posted about the younger creators suddenly making so much money in the beginning of Image Comics, that they took off after getting the huge paychecks. That was very illuminating.
    Yeah, for many illustrators, work is basically like going to the casino. They come and go as they please and are there for a quick buck.

    Even if money wasn't a problem, if Erik hired someone else to draw Ant and he write, there is no guarantee the artists will be reliable. The artist might end up leaving at the worst possible time. Then he's gotta go around searching for another artist and delay the book. Then fans would be disappointed, saying, "Why did you relaunch the book only for there to be endless delays?"

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