I’ve noticed with the British writers there’ll be a political edge that’s not in the American stuff.
By virtue of their unrestricted nature, pirated comics are a shared experience as well, as is much of the modern World Wide Web, from social networking sites like MySpace to music sites like Last.fm.
There’s simply a style and level of craftsmanship in the best of the Franco-Belgian classics that is nowhere to be found nowadays.
What superhero comics have largely become — in the last 10, 20 years in particular — are sort of like WWF wrestling matches between good guys and bad guys, but the humanity gets lost.
Images have more immediate impact than words, and it is not every reader who can be convinced to relax into experiencing the work for what it is — not words and pictures, but a different form, where the narrative is propelled by the blending of image, word and sequence, and where no element can be…