Saturday, January 20, 2007

Cartoons aren't just for kids

A school for cartoonists--why not? A friend of mine writing his dissertation on comics claims that even though comic books are fairly well accepted now as viable "texts" and even "literature," there isn't the body of literary criticism on them as compared with film, for example. What better way to solve that problem than an entire college devoted to the art?


Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

I figured this wasn't far away when they started calling comic books 'graphic novels.'

I'm not denigrating them--I love to read them, and they offer more action than most novels, and more introspection than most movies. A great compromise.


8:08 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

I agree with your friend. Comics and cartoons have had a huge subculture in the US that has been virtually ignored. Graphic novels and cartoons like The Simpsons, South Park, etc... can have a large effect on American culture and people tend to overlook them.

7:47 AM  

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