Adult comics are very much ghettoized in the comics world, shunted off to the side with the expectation that its readers want jerk-off material and nothing more.
Autobiographical work is inherently fairly self-centered, but hearing that it helped someone get through something alleviates the guilt, which is also a self-centered thing to say, but itâ€™s true.
Comics are, at their essence, a series of composed iconic pictograms organized in such a way as to allow a third party to mentally construct a narrative.
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 holistically moving toward center, along with graffiti, music, and contemporary art, and this convergence of influences is occurring â€œbeneath the radar of the curators of high culture.â€ Itâ€™s powerful stuff, a sobering call to arms for the creators who will rise up and usher in tomorrow.
The older generation of cartoonists thought of themselves as entertainers who were paid to sell newspapers.
If I did a webcomic, maybe a million people would read it, but the New York Times would never review it.