So there was no blog post last Friday because I was at Comic-Con and well…it was Comic-Con, man! It was exhilarating, awesome, life-changing and exhausting all at once. I had a LOT of fun, and I’ll be posting photos here soon, as soon as I get them onto Facebook and run some on Another Castle first. I did for the first day, and you can find them right here.
But I forgot to put up before I left something incredibly cool. As I said on here, I was invited to Comic-Con to discuss the work of Carl Barks, the creator of Scrooge McDuck.
Well, two weeks ago, I got in touch with Mike Phillips, the editor-in-chief of the Sequart Organization, a fine company devoted to expressing the idea that comics are art. Which is, of course, true. As part of that idea, Sequart recently ran a “Comics Artists Week,” a week of articles devoted to praising artists specifically, as too many comics critics praise writing first and foremost while leaving art at the margins (something I wholly agree with).
What I did is take my 20-page paper and simplify the language for a general audience, as well as limit my points to only speaking about art. It’s not plagirizing if it’s from yourself!