"For a few years it was received wisdom in the direct market that kids and women don’t read comics. Right? No, they just don’t want to read these comics."
Matt Fraction, from “The Golden Age of Comics is Now" by Nathan Reese, Complex.
Word. Great article about the state of comics right now, focusing on amazing stuff from Image like Saga, Sex Criminals, Pretty Deadly and Rat Queens. You should be reading all of them. Like right now.
"Librarians with personal commitment, a “code,” do not play follow the leader. They do not take orders as hacks, apologists, or nitpickers. Their responsibility is not to any power structure at all, but to the patron and to the profession. True professionalism implies evolution, if not revolution; those who “profess” a calling have certain goals and standards for improving existence, which necessarily means moving, shaking, transforming it."
Celeste West, Revolting librarians (1972) - Introduction (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
True professionalism implies evolution, if not revolution
"i’ve never watched lord of the rings"
"there’s no character development"
"the movies are too long"
"it doesn’t even make sense"
"Over it" Aragorn is my favorite Aragron.
"During the packed panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the Saga writer noted that while today, Joss Whedon and George R.R. Martin are considered cultural monsters for killing off beloved characters, death used to be a more common feature of popular fiction. One problem, he believes, is that too many characters live in the hands of corporations and are therefore considered too precious to kill. Vaughn feels that takes away one of the things that makes fiction so valuable."
— Brian K. Vaughn And Fiona Staples Reveal What’s Ahead For Saga (via wilwheaton)