Comics theory

The Lungs of the World

I’ve always said that I can’t draw and I’ve always meant it. In the spring of 2009, I decided to find out exactly how badly I can’t draw. I keep buying art supplies in the hopes that I can make interesting things with them, but I never do. Over the course of several weeks, I used … Read more

Watch for patterns

For some reason, I’ve always seen post-modernism, slipstream and metafiction as different facets of a single premise. There’s also a distinct Dadaist/collage thing going on there, too. An echo of the “modernism” bit, perhaps? Warren Ellis once described Iain banks as being a man “who writes across genre boundaries as if they did not exist.” … Read more

On audience

Several months ago, I was asked “what is your audience?” and I didn’t have a ready answer. The other day, I was asked “what are you trying to tell your audience [with your cover design]?” which I felt begged the question of what my audience is. Again. This time, I had my marketing specialist at … Read more