Gutter Space #1: Why Focus on Comics-That-Aren’t-Superhero-Comics?

I’ve started contributing to a new weekly column called Gutter Space over at The Drunken Odyssey with John King. Here’s an excerpt from my first post.

Comics as a medium has a richer and more involved history than many people recognize or remember. Comics analyst Douglas Wolk explains in Reading Comics “the argument about the between relationship between painting and poetry, the generic classical terms for image-making and word-assembling, has been going on for a long time. The earliest people to try and figure it out concluded that painting and poetry were basically different forms of the same thing.”

Read more here.


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