Monday, December 17, 2012

Over at the Long and Shortbox of It!, I use Glyn Maxwell’s “My Grandfather at the Pool” to think through when art happens, and how such a consideration should be important to fandom:

That photograph documents a particular moment, and it will do so until it and each one of its reproductions is destroyed, and so that moment is always happening, no matter what James Maxwell and his friends wandered into later. Similarly, those first issues of Young Avengers? They’re happening too, right now, in your longbox or between the pages of the hardcover, and they don’t have to be colored by what came next— art, unlike life, doesn’t work like that.


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