Mediocrity sells. Why would anyone ever want to be behind that? ker-ching!
Mediocrity sells, but quality sells better, other things being equal. It’s just that WHAT and WHERE are usually more important than HOW WELL.
Anyway… very good comic, Dorothy. Things like this are why some artists destroy their works.
So you and Dorothy are wealthy? ;)
It makes me think of a band that produces an amazing song, but then keeps adding to it over and over, until what made the song really good is drowned out by irrelevant additions.
Oh, and Microsoft, also Microsoft.
There is one thing worse than growth and that is investment. The moment disinterested investors are allowed in is the moment when most things start to fail on a regular basis. Watch as housing becomes more and more scarce and priced beyond the reach of the working class. All this stuff to rent, and very little left over at the end of the day for food, clothing and transportation…
On the other hand, a growing audience does reflect that people actually like your work, which is gratifying.
People no longer sell out, they sell in. Many people justify having their art sell cars, chips, and other consumer goods… in part because they think the mechanism that supported art in the 20th century (culture industries) are falling apart. Everyone is expected to be an entrepreneur now, anyway, so why not, they reason.
I should write a blog post on this.