Writing comics is far more fun, and faaaaaaaar less time-consuming (and hence, technically far more lucrative), than actually drawing them.
Asking the question “Why Comics Studies?” is like asking the question “Why Cinema, Television, Game, or Media Studies?”.
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 â€” 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…
Shakespeare was interested in the lives of the medieval royal families, but he also raided the Roman myths and the Greek myths for the same purpose.
An artist should spend his artistic career expunging from the work everything that he recognizes as a habit.
Not every strip in the underground comics uses words like “fuck” and “shit,” and not every strip deals with subjects deemed taboo by the comic-book blue-noses.
How fragile the belief of a Muslim must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper?
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.