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Friday, March 08, 2013 

Jerry Ordway on life over 50

Jerry Ordway's written about how at the age of over 50, he's finding it harder to get work and doesn't receive much in the ways of royalties/bonuses for all the hard work he's been doing. What he's got to say is an important lesson in just how ungrateful the major companies are becoming, turning away even veteran artists who've still got talent as they become more insular.

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The comics medium, like Hollywood, has been taken over by the Brat Pack. No one over thirty need apply. They want cool, wise-cracking young hipsters. "Cool" is valued over experience, good sense, and craftsmanship.

I feel bad for Jerry Ordway. Like Anonymous says, they want "cool" hipsters, not people with talent, experience and common sense. You gotta be "cool" and "hip."

Funny thing is, the people who've taken over the big two and their fake independent satellites are all quite old themselves, but being in savage denial causes them to try and act young- or how they imagine young acts- hence things like One More Day, political correctness colorising existing heroes and all the rest of the left leaning duck soup they keep making... Even though not many people want soup...

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