I’m trying a new approach this week: Less me, more quotes.
“Also, when J.G. went out there and took the blame for lack of a better term for not being part of the book, that wasn’t really his call. It was my call, and my place to take the blame.”
- Dan DiDio doing the perceived right thing and not letting J.G. Jones fall on a Final Crisis sword for him.
” . . . there’s plenty to discuss in terms of how a book like this could have been put together, but this cover credit issue has been blown out of all reasonable proportion, and it’s too bad because the book is definitely, definitely worth owning.”
- Christopher Butcher aiming to be the voice of reason on a Chip Kidd cover credit “controversy”.
“Is it the ‘buttheadedness’ of the readers that continues to restrain the genre?”
- Timothy Callahan asking a few superhero comics questions inspired by 1985-vintage Frank Miller
“We have to convince talented Web comic artists that it’s worth going after that publishing contract, but with our policy of being unfailingly honest about monetary prospects, that’s a difficult proposition.”
- Jennifer de Guzman opening up about the challenges of being an independent comics publisher
“The last few years of Alt-comix have been dominated by this Chris Ware-like glacial pace. And I mean people imitating Chris or desperately trying to and usually failing. And Dash just obiterates that approach.”
- Frank Santoro praising Dash Shaw
“I’m just beginning to have to talk about this thing and I’m realizing how hard it is for me, because I’m vulnerable here.”
- Art Spiegelman seemingly agreeing with fellow Blog@ Chris Mautner’s assessment that Spiegelman’s reprinted work Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! is “more revealing and personal than Maus“
“The Michelinie/Layton Iron Man stuff is my definitive version of the character, so it saddens me to see that it doesn’t age well.”
- Randy Lander evaluating Iron Man The End
“It’s not like I expect Captain America to measure up to Trondheim, but I’m not even enjoying superhero comics on their own terms like I used to.”
“I think America made the only rational sane choice this year: not buying a superhero comic written by Bill Willingham and Judd Winick is the first step towards healing this great nation of ours.”
- Dan Coyle being Dan Coyle
“I’m sorry, James Robinson, but I’m going to have to call bullshit on that one until I see a flashback sequence where Lois and Clark get Jimmy a Word-A-Day calendar for Christmas.”
- Chris Sims calling James Robinson’s ability to write dialogue into question