To my great amusement, I'm advised that, over
on some blog, a self-confessed 'wannabe writer' is still
or even yearly frequency) containing mainly comic strips,
lated) animal. When something 'evolves' into something
different, it ceases to be that which it was before. And,
when it 'evolves' into something less than it was before,
then it's no improvement. If a giant evolves into a
dwarf, he's not a giant anymore, is he?
Anyway, there's no point covering every aspect
of this discussion again, as it's practically been done to
death. Here's one important aspect to consider though.
See these self-published and/or digital products that some
people tout as proof of today's 'evolved' comics 'industry' ?
Were there really an industry (as I understand the con-
cept), they wouldn't exist, because there'd be little need
to go down that particular route. The existence of such
things only serves to prove just what dire straits
the so-called industry is really in.
The main difference is, I suppose, that these
people view any and all comic strip material as being
'comics' in themselves, and they're entitled to that view.
I, however, see comic strip material as something within
a comic (a published paper periodical), and though the
word has been and is sometimes used interchangeably,
I prefer to draw (npi) a distinction between the car-
ton and the content. (Like we used to do.)
Anyway, who can blame that other blogger for
leaping on the bandwagon in a new attempt to stir up
controversy, thereby attracting attention to his site? If
only he'd avoid being so embarrassingly ingratiating to
those whom he thinks might be able to help 'grease the
wheels' of his hoped-for comics career in the process,
we'd be spared having to witness the sad spectacle
of a sickening bit of 'brown-nosing'.