Monday, November 18, 2013


I don't like autobiographical comics that have cartoons of the author looking 'intense' at the camera, pompously giving the readers the 'real lowdown'. It makes a poor use of the medium, and they're usually by trust fund kids who don't know what real troubles are.

Frankly, I think 'confessional' comics got on a roll because too many cartoonists had no stories to tell, just as many 'adventure' cartoonists have adapted humor conventions because they'll never be Alex Raymond. I'm not saying they should all be like this, but:

To paraphrase myself: Comics so subversive that comics people can't tell. What today's cartoonists lack is CLEVERNESS.

1 comment:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Cleverness is right, people hardly have it today.