This story by The Deseret News might include some interesting tidbits from a college professor who teaches a graphic novel class, but what really makes it gold is this quote on the appeal of the medium:
“I just picked up one one day and I said, ‘Hey, this is pretty cool. I don’t have to read a lot of words. The pictures are right here for me.”‘
Screw you, words! Meanwhile, The Daily Astorian says the streets of Astoria are infected with a “comic book craze:”
Jake Danner has been collecting comic books on the North Coast for 16 years, and lately he’s seen a “comic book craze” sweeping through the streets of Astoria.
Danner, 32, said it’s not just the new comic book store, Amazing Stories, Comics Games and More. He’s seeing more comics at local antique stores, grocery stores and art galleries. It’s not just a local phenomenon, either. There’s a new Spider Man comic book series inside the Oregonian, and the new film “The Night Rider” is the latest example of modern movies being inspired by comic books.
Heh, shows what they know … Night Rider is clearly based on a song. Ain’t gonna let’em catch me, no …