No idea has proven more damaging to the comics industry than the myth that its professionals â€” not just creators, but retailers, even distributor â€” work for love and not money. Itâ€™s a philosophy that has justified exploitation of creators and theft of intellectual property. Itâ€™s allowed the entire industry to pass the buck for its failures â€” from publishers to retailers, and retailers to â€” for decades. And itâ€™s why the comics industry lingers in a frozen adolescence, clinging to a shrinking target audience like a sea captain railing at the stormâ€”when the real problem is the rotting wood of his own hull.
Other quotes from Rachel Edidin.