This has to be the year that I really got the most out of Comic-Con International. For many reasons, this years Comic-Con in San Diego was incredibly busy, mind-bogglingly diverse, and startlingly friendly. Continue Reading »
Recommendations are tricky. It takes a lot of skill to intuit what a person will enjoy, what certain je ne sais quoi will pique another person’s interest.
Last week, I spent time reading comic books which had come highly recommended as books that I would specifically enjoy. Unfortunately none of them hit the mark, and I think I know why. In retrospect, I can see that the books were probably only recommended because they were by authors whose work I’d previously enjoyed. In many ways, this is doing a disservice to the authors, by assuming that all of their work will be the same, and appeal to the same audience. Continue Reading »