Canadian Art Talks Comics

There’s a great featured article about comics on the Canadian Art site, titled “The Art of Compression: Comic Conversations”

The article is notable for the insightful quotes from cartoon heavyweights such as Seth, Jillian Tamaki, Chester Brown, and Marc Bell; not to mention the fact that the piece seems to completely lack a condescending or apologetic tone. Comics as art, what will they think of next?

This feels like such a victory. Like many aspiring cartoonists pursuing a BFA, I spent a decent portion of my undergrad trying (usually unsuccessfully) to have art-conversations about comics that didn’t begin and end with the Pop appropriations of Lichtenstein.

I honestly can’t believe how much things have changed in the last ten years. I mean, these dialogues have been happening since before RAW magazine in the 1980s, but it’s just so widespread now! Truly Amazing.

Too bad print media is on its death bed … or will print just become infinitely more valuable, intimate, and cherished? Eeeek!