Why reviews?
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Why reviews?

Last week, @Jimzub tweeted “98% of the articles/reviews written are by would-be comic writers sucking up or bitterly criticizing others.” Then, one of my favourite film critics died. And I began thinking more about arts criticism and the act of writing reviews. Zub’s tweet raises an important point because unlike films, concerts, literary works and … Continue reading

On having a social life
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On having a social life

Having heard a number of cartoonists speak, one of the predominant themes that arises is the crushing social isolation the act of making comics entails. Even for the most die-hard introvert, this can be fairly dispiriting at times. I enjoy my solitude but I’ve put myself on a strict schedule to allow myself to actually … Continue reading

Comics and its barriers
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Comics and its barriers

As a note regarding my last post about comics and marginalization, @outcastspice kindly pointed out that the history of comics is rife with censorship and legal meddling, so I’ll have to reassess my thoughts on that. Having said that, I still remain wary of the costs of mainstreaming. But even though comics has made great … Continue reading