"To me, I was always just standing on the sidelines because up until issue 50, we were just doing Spawn. I wasn't recruiting anybody because I didn't have any books for people to work on"
- Todd McFarlane
About this Quote
In this quote, Todd McFarlane is referring to his experience as a comics developer prior to the launch of his own comics series, Spawn. He is stating that he was not actively hiring other creators to work with him because he only had actually Spawn to work on. He was basically basing on the sidelines, not actively taking part in the comics industry. This quote shows that McFarlane was not actively associated with the comics industry until he launched his own series. It also shows that he was not actively hiring other creators to deal with him until he had something to offer them. This quote highlights the value of having a task to provide potential partners in order to be successful in the comics market.
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