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Page 43 - The end of the beginning
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2014-09-12 08:06:06

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Greg Ansin: As this ghastly tale draws to a close, I hope you readers have learned a lesson from our greedy friend. I sure did. The moral of this tale is that selfishness isn’t a shortcut to happiness - and sometimes you pay a high price at the end.

Michael and I have many more bloody tales in the vault. Stay tuned for the next installment...if you dare. Feel free to contact me at any time with horrific tales, bloody work or ghoulish ideas at Greg @ Grimfilms.com

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Michael Neel: Well, this has been a great time. It’s been a lot of fun to share this tale with you, and I’ve enjoyed all the insights from everyone involved.

If there’s one thing I’d like you to take away from this, it’s that there’s so much satisfaction in seeing something go from concept to its final form. I’ve experienced it countless times in film production, and it’s the same for this comic book. The value of art is, in part, in its completion. There are many unfinished works out there, be they films, books, stories, comic books, music, whatever. When you’re doing it on an indie level, the process takes a lot of self-motivation, which can wear on you after a while. But it’s important to see it through, because you never really know what it’s going to be until you put down your pen or brush or mouse and send it off into the world. Even if the finished work isn’t what you’d imagined - believe me, this happens to every artist - you can learn from it. It’s a part of who you are creatively, and you never know what these lessons will bring in your future projects.

So to all of you who have unfinished projects, or are going to start a new one, I wish you the best of luck. And remember - the best asset you have is your time. If no one is breathing down your neck to get it done, then just make sure you don’t rush and do it right. I’ll be waiting on the other end to shake your hand...with a severed arm, of course.

If you want some tips on how to make your own indie film, just check out the filmmaker’s blog that Greg and I wrote. And if you want to reach me, you can email me at Mike @ Grimfilms.com

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Jerem Morrow: Here at the end of all things, we fade to black, in a fit of uncomfortable laughter. That's my goodbye to DIHS. No egress more fitting. And never sure of finality, leaving feels like returning. Be seeing you.

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Shi Blank: And cut! It's a wrap, folks. On behalf of the creators, I bid you, "So long, and thanks for all the fish."