Monday, June 1, 2009

T H E _ B E S T _ D A Y _ T O _ D A T E [within the contexts of my artistic career]

So, ladies and gents, today was my first day on the job at Marvel Comics. It doesn't pay anything, I do a lot of paper work and e-mailing to and for a lot of people that I don't really know. But hell if I don't love it!

It was FANTASTIC! I met the nearly every editor, and hand full of artists, and almost all of the production staff. My artistic background is helping me for sure, as I preform quality checks on all incoming sample comic scripts and prints before handing them over to the editors. I get to see it all before a lot of other people do, even within the company. I've also learned that the art world does not solely run on Mac computers. They use PC's there also; go figure? And, I have to use both.

And this was all just the first day. I think most surprising of all was how many of the interns aren't in the art field at all. And by how many, I mean all but me. I was the only art major there that wasn't a full time staff member. A lot of marketing, communications, and english majors. I supposes that was to be expected. But, not expected, was that there's a lot of them that have no background in collecting Marvel, or any other, comics?! A lot of their only familiarity was with the movies. So sad, really.

But, I suppose that just puts me ahead of the curve. SO, all in all, no screw-ups on my end, no one yelled "stop the presses, the new kid f*ed everything up", and the building is still standing. So, I'd say that's a pretty good first day, if I do say so myself.

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