Monday, March 04, 2013
Three Out Of Three Ain't Bad...
Apparently three of the three doesn't work, however.
Jerry Ordway is one of the most remarkable talents working in comics today; like Wally Wood, Jerry has the ability to improve anyone's pencil work simply by inking it. His visual storytelling is impeccable; his finished art is simply remarkable; and his writing is top-notch. And anyone who knows Jerry can tell you that you'd be hard-pressed to find a more likeable or reliable man working in comics--or any other field!
Jerry has worked in comics for a third of a century now... but he's having trouble getting regular work. He's not sure why, and neither am I.
Jerry talked a little about the situation at his blog, which you can read here--he describes the problem better than I do. It's a frustrating story, and a very disappointing one.
I see lots of great responses in the comments, including statements from some writers trying to convince Jerry to work with them on a Kickstarter project. I hope he does so; I know I'll commit money to such a project, and I hope that many of you who read comics will, too.
You're one of the best, Jerry. We're lucky to have you, and I want to enjoy your work for a long time to come...