As part of his continuing “Conversing on Comics” feature on the Robot 6 blog, Chris Arrant talks to British comics writer Andy Diggle. I’ve liked Diggle’s work on a variety of project, especially when he teams up with his frequent collaborator, artist Jock.
So anyway, at one point Arrant asks him about his previous exclusive contracts with Marvel and DC, and if he feels the pressure to try and go back to that model now that he’s been a freelancer for a while. Dig his answer:
“Being based in the U.K., where we have universal healthcare, there’s less incentive to go exclusive with an American publisher.”
Damn socialism! Allowing creative types to base their decisions on factors other than healthcare costs.