What does it take to make it in the industry?
I presume you mean the comics industry. It depends entirely on what your definition of making it is. I want to make comics (and other media) I want to see in the world and make millions of dollars doing it. Simple. So what I did and what I am doing is I focus on making the work I want to see in the world. I focus on learning from those whose works I admire. I focus on being kind. I focus on loving myself and on improving my belief systems so they don’t hold me back. I keep healthy. I move between order and chaos as I see fit in order to be balanced. What does it take to be a good human being? That’s the question I ask myself often. What does it take to make it doing what I want the way I want to do it? It takes imagination so I can imagine where I want to go. It takes belief so I can believe in what I imagine. It takes will so I move in that direction by creating acts that support it. And it takes kindness because kindness is love and without love all of the above means nothing.
This is very true, ales. But you, baby, you can’t ignore the systems in place, I’ve watched you move ahead and I am so happy for you, but there are many people who, despite their drive, outlook and qualifications, are not making headway. That’s embedded in the system. You look like a champion. And I’m glad to see you succeed, but there are people to whom these rules don’t apply. These rules don’t even apply for me!
Regardless we gotta shoot for the sky.
I love you brother.
How can you say that comics is leading the way in diversity, when since my book, Prince of Cats came out- has there been one black artist/writer who has put out anything from marvel, DC, image… Dark horse? (Sanford greene?) And what about black women? The March, Harlem Hellfighters written by…