Every week, Image Comics sends a newsletter about our upcoming releases to retailers with a letter at the beginning. This message, by Image Comics PR & Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman was in the May 1, 2012 newsletter.
You know how writers sometimes get stuck, so they write a story about a writer with writers’ block? Please bear with me, because I’m afraid that’s what I’m doing this week.
When you’re in the grips of a block, facing a list of monthly comics fills you with something akin to awe. How do they do it? So many stories, so much creativity — but it’s not just about inspiration. It’s about being disciplined enough to write and draw every day, even though there’s no one paying you a salary or hourly wage.
And there’s another element that’s necessary to make comics — a certain amount of fearlessness. Or at least courage to face the fear of putting something you’ve created under the scrutiny readers and the judgment of critics.
There are four #1’s this month from Image Comics — MIND THE GAP #1, EPIC KILL #1, DANCER #1, and GRIM LEAPER #1 — each representing a creative team (or, in the case of EPIC KILL, a single writer/artist) who put their creativity, hard work, and courage toward making something new and sending it out into the world.
We’re proud to be a part of that.