The marvelous Jordie Bellaire – You’ve likely seen her coloring work in books like Manhattan Projects, Mara, The Massive, Captain Marvel and Ultimate X-Men – responds to one (unnamed) comic convention refusing to list colorists as guests:
Your archaic view of creatives is part of what keeps jobs of this industry undervalued. Congratulations, you’ve officially locked out a great percentage of talented, friendly, hard working creatives who would originally have had great interest in attending your convention.
Your one sentence, “this is not a colorists thing”, was surely the most pigheaded and dismissive thing I’ve been told since I began professional coloring. This is a seriously small-minded view of the way things work.
There then follows a brief list explaining what colorists bring to their work that, really, should make everyone just a little bit more aware of and grateful to their favorite colorists. Go read, and whatever con Bellaire is referring to: Change your minds.