Bad IDW Star Trek art

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  1. Fit For natalie

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    Like anything else in Star Trek. You don't like what we did before, we will just make something else up.
     
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    Of course, Paramount shares the blame for not caring enough about their licensed comics to go "hey, that doesn't look right". I'm sure Hasbro would be screaming at IDW if they drew something *this* wrong in Transformers or GI Joe.
     
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    I wouldn't classify the art as "bad", just inaccurate. It leads me to believe that whoever's drawing the comic has never seen the show, or else he'd be familiar with the layout of the runabout and know it wasn't right.

    Then again, maybe it's a new class of runabout. Who knows?
     
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    I can't comment on the Star Trek comic circulation nationwide, but I will say that a total of 2 people read the comic that have regular files at my local shop. This is a shop with at least 75 regular file customers on top of walk in customers.

    That low of demand is going to affect the talent they bring in.
     
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    I would color that comic. I would color any comic though as long as it paid. Would that make me less talented though?

    Also that looks like the smallest staircase in the world. I think it fits in pretty well. Most comic artists take layouts seriously. And this kind of thing is something laid out not only in the artist's mind but in the writers explanation of the comic page (and would have to pass by the editor).
     
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    Not at all.

    But if someone was getting paid X to color comics and then someone says, hey, I want you to color my comic, but I'm going to pay you one tenth of X, would they still do it? I would think they wouldn't, unless it was some kind of labor of love.

    But that still doesn't answer your question.

    I am equating Better Talent = Better (More Popular) Book = Better Pay.
     
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    That staircase doesn't fit Starfleet design style at all. Actually, it looks like the spiral staircases on the Promenade on Deep Space Nine.
     
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    *raises hand*

    thatd be me lol


    man itd be nice if it worked that way. i've seen some terrible art come from the big two [for instance] and i know for a fact they get paid like triple or more than i do. its pretty ridiculous

    such is the way of things

    OT though, im sure the guy drawing this just didnt really bother to care enough to look up the layout of the ships interior and all that. maybe he's not that huge of a fan? and doesnt really know better and is just drawing it to make a pay check? or maybe he was on a deadline crunch and didnt really have the opportunity to look up proper reference and had to just do something on the fly?

    there could be all sorts of reasons but i guess it doesnt really matter. not likely he's gonna go back and re-draw it
     
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    Maybe the script specifically called for a spiral staircase.
     
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    It does look like that. The whole decompressed storytelling comes to mind and something like that most certainly comes from (over)scripting.

    I'm no ST fan and even I looked at the ship and went, there's no way they'd fit a spiral staircase in THAT. I don't think its that big a deal but considering the depth of ST resource material it does seem this was something the editor should've caught.
     
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    I would've thought it would be a little open lift platform for going between two levels, like for the double level engine room in Voyager.

    Maybe the guy just fancied a spiral staircase in his ship and installed it himself.
     
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    The issue is though that a runabout is only one deck/level. No need for stairs.
     
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    Perhaps he was going up to open the skylight. :p 
     

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