- Posted by Johanna on January 4, 2006 at 10:28 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Some quick links, just to have something posted today. I planned to do more, but we got caught up playing Perplex City again — we’ve solved 90 cards so far out of 132, which puts us at rank 244 with almost 3000 points.
Entertainment Weekly editor Marc Bernardin talks about how hard comics writing is. I especially liked this part:
The more people I met, the more frequently I was asked the question: “So, ever think about writing comics?” And my answer was, invariably, “Yeah, since I was 12. But as long as I review them, I can’t write them.” Stupid professional ethics.
He’s already posted a followup that goes into more detail about WHY comics are hard to write: they’re uniquely visual. Some good observations there — welcome to the blogiverse, Marc.
Ian Brill elaborates on my comment about “cultural capitals”. He compares his comic experiences in San Francisco (a place with lots of great shops and artist appearances) to his prior lack of opportunities in a California suburb.
Will comics fan looking for an all-encompassing reading and social experience have to live in cities to find what they want? There are many cultural aspects that one, for the most part, can only get living in an urban area such as large and multi-faceted museums and seeing independent films in their first (and sometimes only) opening weeks. Will an intellectual and democratic bent on comics be something like that? Perhaps. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so.