Oh, my, oh my, oh my, oh my!
The last ten years of your reading? Why would you be apparently developing treatments of stuff you've been reading? Especially since you probably have not paid for an option on them.But let's talk about my publishing efforts, shall we? I am presently preparing my last ten years worth of reading for treatment by several sequential artists.
I'm guessing you mean the things you have been writing (as you call it) over the last ten years. Wow, I'm sure we'll be impressed! [/sarcasm]
Ricky-boy.... you haven't paid for any of that artwork. You can't use any of it. And if you tried publishing it, even as "This is what it was going to look like!", you can be sued for copyright infringement (given that you ceded copyright ownership to the artists by NOT paying them!)My intention is to produce an origin graphic novel and then include a chapter sharing any art from previous attempts that has or was paid for. Otherwise, once the new images are in print the old images and homage covers will be nothing but history.
"Very little"? Excuse me, but you asked them to accept that they would NOT be paid for work you commissioned! That's not "very little"! That's actually quite a lot!I asked very little of those involved in the TightLip Entertainment venture where Freedom 3, Tales of the Spooky, and the initial Monster Squad books were concerned.
And if you are trying to indicate that your stories were not all that difficult for them to produce work for .... I'm going to assume that YOU were the writer of "The Origin of the Spooky" story. I've seen it with the finished artwork (which was well done in spite of the problems with the story) -- you were asking the artists to try and make sense out of your inane script. As for the writers you hired, yeah probably you didn't ask much of them except stories in the set genre. Except that not-being-paid part again. "Very little," ha!
Yeah. Because you finally got it through your skull that you'd be sued by Universal Studios if you used it. Duh!Monster Squad is now under revision and has a new title.
But.... you just said that anything that was paid for would be seen! Isn't that contradictory? .... Oh, wait.... yeah, what with that NOT PAID FOR aspect of it. Now it makes sense.None of the covers shared here shall ever see print, and that is fine with me.
How high can their profile be, if they have not already heard of how badly you treat artists? Have you paid this alleged flock of new artists for the work they are supposedly now doing for you? Or will we have an influx of new victims in the coming year?We're going with all original covers by high profile artists.
Rick, here's a clue for you in dealing with people whom you ask to critique things: if all they can say is "Well, that was interesting," they usually don't mean it. They mean "Oh, god! I can't think of anything to say to this guy about this stuff. It stinks so badly, but we're out here in a public place, and I'm not going to make a scene and tell him he needs to go back to kindergarten to learn to tell a story better."I have shown my characters and stories around a little over the years and really have never gotten any critiques from within the industry that would align with what 'Ms. Nibs' has always said about my stuff. So big deal.
Seriously, dude. If someone actually complimented you on your work, they'd be willing to let you use their names to hype it (like I can regarding my book on mythic motifs).
I don't believe you, Rick. I don't believe you that anyone credible as a writer has ever told you that you could write.
I'm assuming you mean Gail with your "Ms. Nibs" comment. If so, who are you trying to fool? OF COURSE she has authority in evaluating writing. It is one of the percs of becoming a successful writer (which she is) - such a person gains authority as to what will and won't make for a workable story. It's their daily bread, of course they know what they are doing.She's no more an authority that that troll that takes potshots at me. And, on the Internet, she could be each and every troll that posts on her scank message board thread about me.
And that last part.... if you are saying that Gail has time to post hundreds and hundreds of posts, logging in and out as different personae just to create the appearance of ongoing conversation, you are seriously demented. It is, of course, projection, since it is well documented that you have engaged in such a practice. But then, you've done it when you had no real other business to attend to. Gail, however, actually does have things like "writers' deadlines" to deal with.
Rick: nothing anyone has EVER posted in this thread or the old YABS thread has kept you from paying anyone. It has ALWAYS been YOUR CHOICE to pay or not pay. And you have invariably (other than paying that $100 to Scott Reed's collection agency) chosen to NOT PAY. You can't say "What I wanted was to be able to pay those individuals and utilize what they had created." Not with a straight face. What you WANTED was to use their work and NOT PAY THEM anything. Get real. And it wasn't "a large part my fault" -- it was ALL your fault. And you have denied it plenty, and we can document that too.Although it is a shame that her efforts actually never produced any positive results in me wanting to try and square away the matter of the people that did actually deserve to be paid. A large part of that was my fault. I have never denied that. What I wanted was to be able to pay those individuals and utilize what they had created. But, contrary to their own wishes, this all went to Hell and it was easier for them to jeer and harass me, as if that was going to motivate me.
Stop trying to play the pity card, Rick. The one you have in your hand is ratty, mangled, and marked for the purposes of cheating. We know exactly what it is. It is you trying to make it everyone else's fault that you can't have what you want on a silver platter on top of not paying for any of it.
Try joining the real world, Rick.