from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of comic.
- n. An artistic medium consisting of juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer (also, comix)
- n. A collection of comic strips
- n. The page of a newspaper especially devoted to comic strips
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The section of a newspaper containing mostly comic strips; -- called also funnies and funny papers. Many but not all newspapers have a comics section.
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I guess I should say that only in comics is an author who has publishing less than ten years considered new.
The argument that the objectification of women in comics is alright simply because it's "always been that way" should be null because superhero comic creators (editors and publishers, to be specific) are constantly bemoaning the fact that they can't get a foothold in the "Dora the Explorer" "Hannah Montana" market.
I think what draws me to horror in comics is the challenge, because to get the audience in that particular mood is, I think, very difficult to achieve.
Everybody always tells prose writers that the big difference between prose and comics is that in comics you have to think visually.
Yes, working in comics is a lot of fun, but it's still work and has to be approached as such.
I will say this, since I'm writing shorts myself right now, writing strong short stories in comics is tough work, and every single creator in POPGUN deserves a bow for getting the work done and out there instead of just yapping about it.
The most important thing to remember about working in comics is that THIS IS A JOB!
We read those things as kids and we apreciated them AS KIDS but most of the stuff in comics is poorly written.
It depresses me that the best way to show that you're edgy in comics is to kill a loved secondary character, rape a main female character, or stuff a female girlfriend's dead body into a refrigerator.
So Songbird joining Deadpool or Sentry in the ranks of the (too) few post 80's characters to be considered important enough to exist outside of the comics is a really good new.