Is it me, or does every stinking TV channel seem to have the Olympics? Tell me this–in two weeks from now will anyone other than Momma Phelps have the new Mark Spitz on their mind? Not to be accused of being part of a group think mentality or anything … But the fleeting nature of celebrity makes me wonder–do some of the current big names in comics ever fear that their sometimes meteoric rise to the top must likely end with an equally fast trajectory into obscurity? My random contemplation has nothing to do with this week’s batch of quotes, however, so it may be best just to get on with them.
“So, remember…the only characters in comics who stay dead are the ones nobody wants to write about.”
- Todd Klein sharing his thoughts on Final Crisis 1 and the reason why some comic book characters stay dead (with thanks to fellow Blog@ co-hort Kevin Melrose for suggesting the quote)
“I think the subject has changed in my mind to ‘Will The Comics Industry Ever Grow Up And Act Like It Deserves The Respect It Craves?’”
- Dustin Harbin posing a question (of sorts) in the comments section for a post seemingly regarding the pricing of the upcoming Kramer’s Ergot 7. As for the subject that Harbin mentions, I’m fairly certain the answer is no.
“Do yourselves a favor today. Whatever you’re up to, at some point, just stop and take a few deep breaths of air and be appreciative of the fact that you’re still alive, and that you have tomorrows to look forward to.”
- Peter David giving some sound advice in the context of a piece paying tribute to Bob Greenberger’s son, Robbie, who died this past week. We at Blog@Newsarama offer our condolences to the Greenberger family.
“Don’t care what other people think about your work and you can easily keep working.”
- Steven Grant dispensing valuable insight to future (and present) graphic novelists
“That so many of us are collectors at heart as well makes me believe that it’s another predisposition of our species. We like to keep, we like to hoard. Collectibles can serve as trophies for some, a symbol of a successful and fulfilling hunt. An Adobe Acrobat .PDF file on one’s PC desktop just doesn’t fill that same need.”
“I’ve been having an uneasy relationship with the world of comics over the last few years. It’s a world I had never intended to engage with. I had always wanted to be an artist of a serious sort, offering my observations and commentary on life as it is lived in our times, an author sought out for his wisdom and insight. How I came to get mixed up with this subculture of the fantastical I cannot now recall. The medium of the cartoon strip has been inexorably drawn into its vortex though I have protested the trend at every turn.”
- Eddie Campbell unveiling part of his mindset after that recent giant convention in San Diego