Comics are not illustration, any more than fiction is copywriting.
Tintin was fundamentally too sexless to really catch on in America.
Cartoonists are all paid more poorly than a prose author would ever be, and this isn’t even factoring in all of this extra work.
We are all living in a bubble of fiction.
Comics are a working class art form.
I lose faith every time I have to start a new page, and this is no joke.
Comics are more an art of reading [rather] than looking.
Cartoon pictures affect memory and sight simultaneously, sort of blurring the line between the two, and if carefully balanced can provide an experience which is both internal as well as “theatrical”.
Comics are a disposable, inherently low-rent visual medium.
This is just an incredibly inefficient way to tell a story.
Lately I think a new attitude has prevailed that comics aren’t inherently an Art form, but that some cartoonists are genuinely artists.