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Do you think comic book publishers are making comics for you or for themselves?

5,286 deviants said Me (the reader)
9,248 deviants said Themselves (the publishers)
73,026 deviants said A combination of both
1,475 deviants said Other (please comment)

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CerealChaser Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on the publisher really. Some businesses will use the whole "demographic" thing while others will use ideas that are completely their own and are personal to them
dnomyar27poke Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they use a combination of both because it is their business and is also their passion. It wasn't successful if we (fans or public or people or readers or watchers) don't like it.
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think just like anything, when it comes to a dream job, at first its really fun and you do it for yourself and others as well. But A lot of comic artists (old school) seem to just keep doing it for the money after a while it just becomes a job to them. That's the scene I get.
HauntedLulaby Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I think they do it for the enjoyment of just doing it!
Dark-Phobos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Comic Artists are like Writers, for that they love to enjoy themselves and they want to audience to enjoy the designs, plot(s), characters, climax, scenery, and much more. I'm not really  good Comic Artist, but I LOVE WRITING! Writing is pretty much fun, and I enjoy it for myself, as well I wish to see if the audience around me could enjoy it. However, the thing is for Publishing Companies being chosen by the authors/comic artists, it seems like it's a large gamble in a way, hoping to succeed for a lot of money. I'm not to sure if they ever pay attention to the details, plots, characters, and much more other stuff... It's something that should be asked in the polls.... o_O Aye, must be darn interesting then! :D
Steamrolled Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Do you think comic book publishers are making comics for you or for themselves?"

Whatever they're doing... it's not getting me interested in buying them again. :/
TheMajesticNerd Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Both, definitely! The artist enjoys making, drawing and writing the characters and plot lines and stories! But at the same time, the reader is enjoying every bit of what this artist has done, simply by reading their work! Meow :3 
Kortizhian Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Isn't it obvious? MONEY! XD
LordMearln Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If I would publish a comic, I'd do it for myself. So...
But in the x+1. part of a comic there can be felt tha thread of the readers... Usually here the story dies.
Demondynastyv2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Making comics can be both fun and a way to relieve stress, even if it's tough. Though to keep their money goin, they have to produce more comics for readers to enjoy. However, I believe comic creators simply enjoy the fun of producing a new comic and the joy it brings to their readers.
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