Like [Alan] Moore, I’m just not seeing very many cartoonists writing and drawing the graphic novels that are going to carry the banner for comics-as-art or comics-as-literature into this new century. And I think we as critics do the medium a disservice when we overpraise work that’s “good for what it is”. If comics really can be as artful as the best movies or the best novels, than lets demand that they be so, rather than passing out trophies just for participating.