Thoughts, reviews, rants, laments, and general chatting about the wonderful world(s) of comic books.
May 19, 2013
Return of the Cliche
this for a couple of reasons, really. First, Emma Watson's excellent,
and, generally, always has something interesting to say. But second,
I'm a little miffed at the comparison of celebrity culture to "a comic
strip." The desire for academic or critical acceptance of the comic
(book/strip) as valid site of discourse has, in recent years, become
cliche. But then something like this happens. How can an entire
creative medium be worthy of comparison to "Celebrity culture?" I know
this happened with the novel in its early days, but how long does a
medium have to be around, and how many important pieces of writing have
to come out of it, before it is no longer used to connote the lowest and
basest behaviours or ideas?