Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Karen Berger, I wish you well:
It’s important, or at least it was for me, to have something like Vertigo around as new readers begin to take comics seriously; although I’d been reading them on and off for close to a decade, it took a chance encounter with Sandman, or maybe Transmetropolitan, on the shelves of my public library for me to consider that maybe there was more to them than spandex and superpowers. By 2006, those readings had driven me to the comic book store and, luckily for me, those were heady days for the imprint, with books like Fables and 100 Bullets in their primes, with Y the Last Man entering its final act and Scalped just about to start up. Without complex, interesting books like those, I’m not sure I would have stuck around, but, because they kept coming out, I kept going to the library and to the comic book store, and I kept looking around, and, eventually, I found my way to comics that better resemble traditional literature as well as superhero books that suggested that that genre, too, was one that had value, at least in the right hands.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Yes it is. When we’re all gone at last then there’ll be nobody here but death and his days will be numbered too.
Cormac McCarthy, The Road, from the end of an absolutely extraordinary passage— but that’s not what important here. What’s important here is that I read “his days will be numbered too” and I took my pen and I crossed out “his” and wrote “her” and I think that perhaps this summer I will read Sandman again.
Goldie the Gargoyle is one of my favorite characters in Sandman.