Comics Fans, if you didn’t see this the first time around, you want to read it now!

David is on vacation for the next three or so weeks. Here’s an awesome post he published last week, “Can we Be too Old for a Genre?” in which he takes on two comics creators who say that adults who continue to read comics need to grow up. Or at least they are saying something, and that’s how both David and I interpret them. You should read this post, especially if you are a mature adult who loves comics.

Genius comics creator Alan Moore. The first guy I think of when I'm looking for someone to tell me whether or not I am a real "grown-up" based on my taste in entertainment.

Genius comics creator Alan Moore. The first guy I think of when I’m looking for someone to tell me whether or not I am a real “grown-up” based on my taste in entertainment.

David touches on a lot of issues that Diana and I talk about incessantly in private, though we generally discuss them through the lens of education, fantasy/young adult literature, class, or gender. Perhaps when I am truly feeling better, I’ll write a response. It’s definitely one for the archives, and there is plenty more to say about it. As I read David’s post, it’s really a post about how we judge art and how we judge people.

When we started planning for David’s absence six weeks ago, I assumed we’d get through November with a combination of reblogs from Comparative Geeks and comics posts written by me (I have a word or two to say about The Killing Joke and a big pile of 90s’ comics to review at some point). I didn’t count on coming home from my own vacation with the flu, then having that flu turn into pneumonia and fog my brain to the point that I was unable to blog or tweet for two solid weeks. But here we are. I’ll be getting the flu vaccine next year, I promise you that.

I’m behind with my long-term planning. I’d intended to have a discussion to plan next year’s Feminist Fridays this week, but I don’t think that’s realistic at this point. I’ve got conversations with contributors to pick back up. And I really must say something about that Doctor Who finale before we get too far removed from it. I’m really not one to blog ten weeks of a tv show and then drop the ball on the finale. Just been sleeping 18 hours a day and in general finding it hard to care about anything but breathing for the last couple of weeks.

Anyway, I think I am actually starting to get better now. I picked up a course of medications yesterday that seem to be helping. But blogging is a bit of a sport, and I’ve lost some stamina. I’m going to try and do some blogging every day for the next little while and get the long-term planning back on track. Then start with some redesign, new page rollouts, and work up to finishing the social media blogging that I mostly drafted before I went on vacation.


Oh. And Twitter. I’m definitely back over there, and still got plenty of time to make my goal of 5K @Sourcererblog followers by New Years’ Day.

6 thoughts on “Comics Fans, if you didn’t see this the first time around, you want to read it now!

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      Meh. I’m happy to not give Alan Moore any more of my money if he doesn’t want it. I’m a grown ass man with a steady job, a wife, a kid, two dogs and a house. If he thinks that what I read indicates my maturity level… well, I’m happy to demonstrate said maturity level by letting him think the dumb thing he thinks.

      The other guy’s specific to superheroes, and his use of the word “fixated” is kinda odd. Either way; never heard of you, don’t care what you think.

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      • I went with genre in the title to go with previous posts I’ve written about people discriminating against science fiction and fantasy, and because I was reacting to comics/superheroes/movies.

        And I could similarly list with you: job, house, wife, two cats, two board of directors… At what point does “maturity” count? When I stop reading comics? When I don’t go see a Marvel movie in theaters?

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  1. Alan Moore lives in my home town. He is an absolutely super chap who is happy to chat with fans in his local pub, as long as you buy him a pint. He is heavily involved with problem youths in the town and has just had a street named after him. There are simply no words to express how awesome this guy, before you even start on his creative genius.

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