So I Read Sam Maggs‘ Mary Sue article about Denise Dorman (wife of Star Wars artist Dave Dorman) and how she posits that cosplayers and social culture at cons are killing sales for artists, and questioning why they even show up to cons anymore.
“But today, I have something on my mind…something most comic book artists would never publicly reveal. However, I think it finally needs to be said aloud. We need to–as comic book convention exhibitors and comic book wives–finally crack the seal on this conversation. I invite any of you following me to respectfully discuss this issue.
Privately, famed comic book industry personalities everywhere are discussing with each other whether to stop exhibiting at comic book conventions. There’s a fine line between being accessible to and pleasing the fans vs. LOSING MONEY at these conventions.”
Sure, ok so artist sales are low. Yes it’s a probelem and I get it, but how are cosplayers specifically killing a Comic Con? It’s like half of my friends are being blamed for bad sales.
… I dunno, kids.
And the below was the ol’ geek sector of the brain immediately spat out. So I decided to quickly cobble this together in response. Enjoy.
** Pictures lifted from Gotham Spoilers.