Today, cocoons, reunions, and tall dark handsome strangers!
Archive for September, 2011
They say it’s over for animation in Japan. When we look for new hires only women respond, and I get the feeling that we’re done for.
Great comics should do what this piece does: transform the image to create a resonance that is both wide and deep.
It is, perhaps, only in this collected edition that the inter-species relationships of Nilsen’s comic thicken and caramelize, only here that the pitched battles acquire any degree of emotional tension, only here that the scope of the entire work can be appreciated.
Is the audience of people currently reading the comics Internet really large enough to support, economically and artistically, the critical mass of cartoonists needed to keep art comics and cartooning vibrant and vital as an expressive medium? Or do we have to look for new, expanded audiences, who may never be “comics insiders”?