SliderTen wrote: ireactions wrote:
However, we tried that and... well, we hit the problem I described above; the people contributing to the project came to the gradual but inescapable conclusion that they would gain more profit from doing their own stuff. Hell, Matt is constantly advising me to drop the SLIDERS stuff and write my spunky teen girl detective series instead.
Has anyone actually approached Universal proposing books or comics? I know there's an entire publishing arm that has to go with it, but I've found that tie-in works to a property can sometimes be easier to achieve.
I don't think Universal owns any comic book companies (not in that business), but maybe I am wrong? Assuming I am not a licensing deal with another party would be the only way.
Lion Forge, that did a bunch of licensing of universal series, a couple of years ago, was the best bet for the comic book route, but I dont think they've been particularly successful. They had licensed Airwolf, Punky Brewster, Saved By the Bell, and some others. I'm just guessing they haven't necessarily done well enough to follow up and expand to more series (like sliders).
Some people, including I believe temporal flux, had looked into doing a comic. The production costs are minimum like 15-20k... art, writing isn't cheap, and it would be difficult to make commercial viable unless you really know what you are doing and its not your lone property.
I don't think the orignal Sliders comic did even all that well either. I've gotten the sense that the sliders audience isn't necessarily the comic book audience either (which seems to be more super hero focused) but perhaps I am wrong about that.