Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium

I ran across this article on the National Post website today. I was initially lured in by the reference to one of my favourite strips of all time, Krazy Kat, but quickly discovered that what was being talked about was a potentially interesting new book called, Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium.

The book is basically just a bunch of literary figures extolling the virtues of comic strips in essays that have been collected together for the first time under one set of covers. Now, this does sound like it might be a great little book to pick up and skim through sometime, so be sure to click through and read the article. It's worth at least trying to pique your curiosity.

In a medium where the concept of commercial and artistic legitemacy hangs heavy on the minds of thse who work in it, as well as those of us who follow it, Arguing Comics may be just the pick-me-up we need.


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