Sure. I have no issue with that.Sure, but that argument could be applied to any entertainment medium where effective marketing is a factor. "
I just commented that comics sales in CG have very little to do with the quality of the content or the reliability of delivery. Lim, Ernst and Miller aren't part of the CG club. Only Miller is still trying to follow the CG model and it's failing him.Sure, but that argument could be applied to any entertainment medium where effective marketing is a factor. "I guess TV viewers don't really care about TV because NCIS is getting way more eyeballs than Westworld". I can think of hundreds of comics within Comicsgate alone that are better than Cash Grab could ever possibly be, but after one sees the first 100 or so projects that fail to crack $10,000 come and go, it gets more difficult not to start holding the people who launch these campaigns with no means of marketing themselves or their comics just expecting people to show up like some Fields of Dreams shit a little bit responsible when they're sitting there in an empty cornfield with their fucking dick in their hand. If there's anything I've learned from sperging over Comicsgate sales numbers, it's that if you're going to be a self-employed creator of anything, the reality is you are responsible for marketing your own product. Whether it's "fair" that worse comics marketed better do better has nothing to do with it, either you accept that you need a plan to sell your creation or accept that this is a hobby and not a profession.
To compare the fortune of three creators who left CG: Tim Lim went touring conventions and building the Kamen America brand with a constant stream of quality output. Doug Ernst went on OLN to give interviews and toured online Catholic communities to promote Soulfinder while actively maintaining his channel. They took risks switching from crowdfunding to putting up the investment capital themselves with Iconic Comics. Smiller continued to stream his farting around in his den on interminable marathon livestreams set at the peak viewing hours that are 10PM-4AM on a goddamn workday.
You don't seem to disagree.
I gave up on "fair" around 9 years old. Things got better immediately.