I hope my FB friend, Al, won't mind, but I am quoting myself from a little "talk" we had today:
I like joy, anger, and physical, human feeling in art. In comics, I see that diminished by Spiegelman & Fantagraphics' influence, and am angry about it.
I'm reading some early Tezuka now, and THAT is work I like. Unafraid of being earnest to the point of "uncool".
It's my first time reading his comics at length. They have a sense of fancy and sincerity discouraged in current fare.
I mean, I'm tired of hipsters desolate over their coffee mugs, "above it all".
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