The LOOP in life is real

In the comic and art world, we need to stop being COGS, and keep our creative juices alive.

So, I have been working on some art lately (the artist that I hire) to get the look that I want, plus I have been making my story as unpredictable as possible in regards to the storyline and predictability of comics.

Spoiler Alert I am not a fan of Loops or Cogs

What Marvel and DC are doing on the screen is so limited in what they could do. They have so much talent, and they have so many characters, and artists with amazing styles they could EASILY recapture the hearts and minds back anime if they decided to. But, Disney or whoever owns it today has the creative BIGS stuck in the mud. There are more Batmans and Spidermen than there are deodorants at Walmart, and it is what sells and people are DRONES.

Yep, screw that I said it. Most people are drones, and it is easier to go with the status quo than to have a random or original thought. But, if you go against the grain then you are LABELED, and then all sorts of drama will start with this.

Looping? Who is looping and what do you mean?

There is a book called the Fourth Turning by Stephen Strauss that talks about a theory out there that

The Strauss–Howe generational theory, devised by William Strauss and Neil Howe, describes a theorized recurring generation cycle in American history and global history. According to the theory, historical events are associated with recurring generational personas (archetypes). Each generational persona unleashes a new era (called a turning) lasting around 20–25 years, in which a new social, political, and economic climate (mood) exists. They are part of a larger cyclical “saeculum” (a long human life, which usually spans between 80 and 100 years, although some saecula have lasted longer). The theory states that a crisis recurs in American history after every saeculum, which is followed by a recovery (high). 

In the sense of creating drama is good if we can capture the creative vision and the uniqueness of the artist’s intention. Now granted, don’t throw shit out there because nobody is going to respect that, but if you through some talent behind a thought, create something new, go “towards the light” instead of left or right, then let your talent stand on its own merits outside of the norm. Yes, you would be a statistical outlier and that is where you need to be.

So what does that do for you and me?

Look folks, this WHOLE thing that I am crunching out is about as ANTI MAIN STREET as possible. The effort is to create a WORLD, a UNIVERSE, a place where there is something that is DIFFERENT. Look at Rick & Morty and tell me that I am wrong? This is the EXACT thing that I am talking about. People want different and what do we keep getting? Batman, Spiderman, Wonderwoman, X-Men, and some BS like Suicide Squad, and other crap.

Reach

As you reach out there in the world of creativity take some time to dig into the world of the OBSCURE, sexy, wild, and the really fricking creative to see what is really out there.

It is okay to go off the path for while, we all got GPS.

Lance

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