A blog about random things that catch my fancy.
“Here is what “comics” is to me: Comics is a community of some of the best artists and writers in the world, whose work inspires millions of people, whose artistry is proof that there is good in this world. Comics is being able to follow artists like Becky Cloonan and Ben Templesmith and Fabio Moon and Ryan Kelly on Instragram and be treated to their sketches and paintings, just because they feel like sharing their work with us. Comics is being able to tell superstars of the industry, like Darwyn Cooke, Frank Quitely and Grant Morrison, that you really appreciate their work and they touched your life and make it better to their faces and get an earnest handshake, a smile and bit of honest conversation in return. Comics is the ability to complain about comics because you love comics and that, just like a relationship with someone you love, you are not always going to get along. But the love is still there. Comics is about the ability to take legends and make them new again, they are about being able celebrate the past while embracing the present. To me, the notion of comics means perseverance, a commitment to a creative endeavor that will almost certainly never result in financial gain, but people do it anyway because they love the medium and are happy to be part of the story. Comics is being able to go to conventions and parties and websites and twitter and celebrate the work of people whose work has helped comics make the world a little bit better.”
Marvel please don’t kill Nico Minoru in your little Hunger Games/Battle Royale experiment of a comic. I’m already upset enough over the title even existing, don’t go and kill one of my favorite characters as well.