I Aim To Misbehave
Recently, I decided to simplify and update the "About Me" blurb over there, but wanted to preserve some of the text for posterity. So as I quote Malcolm Reynolds, here are the remnants of the 13 Minutes... err, “Statement of Intent” for lack of a better phrase. This was certainly influenced by Matt Fraction and the articles I wrote for Savant Magazine, as well as my own underground ‘zine from the SF Bay Area, Comics Industry Advocate (CIA); of which, my friends and I managed to belch out a whopping two issues(!) before folding up shop in favor of the interwebs as a forum.
Comic books are an art form with unique origins planted firmly in America. Though primitive man began his flirtation with sequential art 20,000 years ago in cave drawings, the modern form is recognized as early as 1842. For generations, they were one of the only art forms available for people to easily own. There’s something intrinsically appealing about the pairing of images and text. It’s an interactive medium with results, like any work of art, that can evoke a wide range of emotional response. It’s a vast medium, capable of any genre of storytelling. Survival of this industry means exposure to quality material that will generate sustainable readership.