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Is the Golden Era of Comic Collaborations Over?

Added on by Gamal Hennessy.

The Eisner Award nominees for 2017 were announced today, celebrating what is arguably the finest artistic achievements in comics over the past year.

While there are many familiar names on the list, recent commentary wonders why we have a lack of high profile collaborations. Industry veteran Dan Wickline offered his perspective on the lack of modern collaborations.

“You want to make good comics again. Put together a creative team that can collaborate, put them on a series for a decent set length of time and allow them to tell a story that isn’t interrupted by events and crossovers. Allow the team to plant seeds over time like Wolfman and Perez did with Terra or tell long form mysteries like Loeb and Sale.”

What do you think?

Are long term collaborations like Byrne and Claremont or Wolfman and Perez a thing of the past. Do you think there a link between the lack of modern collaborations and the sales slump of a particular company?

Do you encourage long term collaboration and ownership in your own independent books or do you prefer to hire your team on a work for hire basis and rotate talent through?

Let us know in the comments below

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