Friday, August 26, 2011
This is the best piece of writing about comics I've read all year. My friend Adam McIlwee and I were talking about the future of his Lust Brigade blog a while back and I suggested that he use his proficiency with the general internets to "stalk" cartoonists who people might not know as much as they want to know about. Over the past month or so I've helped him fact-check an article about cartoonist du jour Blaise Larmee and his associates White Shasta and JCORP that's only grown more and more sprawling. The payoff is tremendous: an epic think piece about digital role-playing, the far side of the obscure-art-comix world, and just how diffuse the question "who am I" can get online. Every once in a while somebody writes something about comics on the internet that means more than a discussion of inking techniques or back issues. This is one of those somethings. Read it.
PS: I'll have the JCORP/1981 interview up for your reading pleasures soon enough.