While they’re at it…

September 24, 2007

The New Haven Register provides an introduction to the graphic novel in light of last week’s coverage of the Guilford High School dispute. Rachael Scarborough King talks about the range of content, growing popularity, occasional controversy, and so on.

Great quote from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Charles Brownstein:

“‘The content of a graphic novel is limited only by the author’s imagination, and so there’s content that skews towards readers of all ages,’ Brownstein said. ‘Just like somebody wouldn’t necessarily write off film because they happened to see a sophomoric comedy the first time they saw a movie, somebody shouldn’t write off graphic novels either because they’re coming in with a preconception.’”

Neglect, correct

September 24, 2007

In this week’s Flipped, I call for back-up in the person of noted manga blogger CLAMP maniac Katherine Dacey-Tsuei to discuss the hit-making quartet’s work.

I realize that my tastes can be relatively narrow, and this leads me to neglect big chunks of the licensed manga catalog, so I hope to do more of these in the future. Got a favorite creator, category or genre and want to sing its praises? Drop me a line.