You know, back in the OzComics forums days I remember reading and making a lot of threads like this as I wanted to see things improve. At that time there was a number of cynics that posted saying it won't work, nothing will happen - which really pissed me off. Here I was with a great idea and these cynical bastards just weren't helping.
Fast forward to now, and sadly I've become one of those very same cynics.
The problem is the apathy in Australian comics and the old adage "Talk is Cheap" couldn't be more apt. Everyone's ready to make suggestions on how to improve things, but very few actually put their hand up to organise it. The only exception that springs to mind is Gavin & Emma's PhaseTwo comics site.
I put my hand up for something called OZONE DISTRIBUTION and created a catalogue and everything for it. But guess what - no-one sent me anything. I had the vehicle ready to go with a tank full of enthusiasm, but no-one could be bothered to fill the cargo compartment. And even then, rather than support what I was trying to do, a lot of people said I shouldn't be ALLOWED to do it because as a publisher and owner of OzComics that it would somehow be a conflict of interest. How petty is that?
Some believed that the only way it could work would be for a moneyman to do it who had no interest in publishing themselves. There's only so many Mark Alessi's in this world, and look what he got for his troubles - bankruptcy.
Too much talk and not enough action - that's always been Australian Comics' greatest problem, and it doesn't look like changing anytime soon. Prove me wrong - PLEASE!
"the Rob Liefeld of Australian comics"