There’s been a bit of back and forth here in the comments about what’s the best way to get your foot in the door, and whether WFH is good or bad or whether signing a shit contract is sometimes a great career move, but we think this quote from Mark Millar explains what’s going on:
“…once [Wanted] is up and running, Hollywood just comes knocking. When I sold one a few years back they said “Right, very well. What else you got?” And I’m like, “Nothing. I don’t own anything else I’ve been working on.” And they were laughing, like, “Ah, that’s stupid.”
—Interview with Millar about his new creator owned Image seried War Heroes, quoted in Comic Foundry #3.