• Me: But I have about fifty books at home I haven't read, there's no reason for me to buy these.
  • My brain: Okay, but consider this: more books.

Anonymous asked:

have you ever had a heated argument with an editor?

brianmichaelbendis:

I am a big fan of the editor creator relationship and believe that a lot of good comes out of it. 90% of the time your editor has the book’s best interests at heart which means he or she has your best interest at heart. a great editor is doing everything they can to make you look great so you would be a fool not to listen to what they have to say.

  many editors work much longer hours than any creator ever will. and they don’t get to do it from the comfort of their own home. Tom and the gang stay well into the night getting books out on Friday. sometimes they are there so long it breaks my heart 

 but, and to no one’s surprise, not every editor is created equal. some are involved in some idiotic chess game that has nothing to do with making good comics and everything to do with whatever damage was done to them prior to you meeting them.

but that’s true with many people in life. it’s just annoying when that kind of thing is getting in your way of doing the work you want to do. I have been lucky and have nor had much of that in my life… but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that many of my friends have.

 I think one of the reasons I’ve been as successful as I have been is because I was lucky enough to have confident, professional, passionate editors backing me up.

 also I’m a terrible typist so if I ever got into an argument with an editor all they would have to do is send me a file of all the thousands of typos they has to fix for me over the years and that argument would be over.