Tuesday, 26 January 2016
POINTS TO PONDER...
Here's a question for you to ponder, but first let me set the scene. Imagine that, by the end of 2020, no published comic periodicals exist. No BEANO, no 2000 A.D., no PHOENIX; in fact, no other current paper comic or magazine available to purchase in any newsagents or supermarket.
Instead, there are only collected editions in book form, or 'graphic novels', or specially commissioned 'comic albums' (like ASTERIX The GAUL for example) released at various times over the year (or years). Got that? Would there still be a comic 'industry' in your view, if comic strip material was only available in book form or on the internet?
The word 'comic' can be applied in various ways, but in this context, I'm using it in the traditional sense of weekly, fortnightly or monthly paper periodicals that, in the minds of the public, defines what a comic is (in short, a physical publication). What's your considered view on the matter?
(Anonymous 'snipers' won't be published, so don't bother wasting anyone's time.)
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, January 26, 2016