A collection of interesting quotes from this week:
“Aunt May is very old. And her husband is dead. I just want you to consider that before you do anything crazy like trade your life as you know it for hers. I know you love her. We all do. But seriously, she is, like, what? 150 years old now? She probably wants to die. And she certainly doesn’t want you throwing your life away so she can live the last six months or whatever of hers.
“Also, incidentally, your comic books suck.”
– blogger Rachelle Goguen, in her message to Spider-Man
“The character designs — what is it that makes them so appealing? I can’t figure it out. ‘Appealing’ is the only word that seems to fit — they’re not ‘cute,’ exactly, or ‘pretty,’ or ‘dynamic,’ or at least, insofar as they are, that’s not what I like about them. They’re the visual equivalent of a catchy song: they draw the eye and hold it. Even long before I read the manga or watched the anime, I saw Naruto-related art all over the internet, and it was always distinctive and attractive. Masashi Kishimoto certainly has the ‘it factor’.”
– blogger Katherine Farmar, finally giving in to Naruto
“I’m sure that it exists to some degree, but I saw no negativity, no beefs, no snark, no rivalries. It was just this great show where comics are art, and I use that word properly, not capital-A art or art with finger quotes around it but a legitimate art form, like it should be everywhere. Imagine an industry that’s truly balanced, where the overall output resembles more the catalog from First Second than it does the Marvel insert in Previews. Where instead of being stuck in a warehouse convention center somewhere, the show warrants an immense outdoor set-up in one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe?”
– writer Brian Wood, on the comics festival in Lucca, Italy