|QUOTE (Eminence @ Saturday, Apr 13 2013, 20:31)|
|QUOTE (Typhus @ Saturday, Apr 13 2013, 21:28)|
| If there is a bias, I think it's part of a wider anti-intellectual issue in our society. It's like you're expected to enjoy things but pay NO attention to them. And if you do, if you think about symbolism or characterisation you've 'got no life'.|
Anyone else know what I'm talking about?
I sort of do, but also don't.
I think that for sure trying to spark up a conversation on the deeper meanings of any given artistic form will draw blank looks from a lot of - if not the majority - of people.
But on the flip side, I think it would be a minority that would chastise you for it, saying anything like you've 'got no life'. I don't think I've ever seen that sort of reaction, to be honest.
I think you've just identified where my craft is lacking. I have never discussed the themes and characters etc in a book. There's no one to do that with. Even on forums its too slow to have a truely receive conversation, ill always over think it and not learn anything.
To add to the comic discussion, I feel it's a little like (wait for it) fan fiction - another medium some like and some hate. Many see them as 'lesser' but as watchmen was mentioned, there were a lot of dark adult themes, and even batman i feel could be psychoanalysed - theyre all developed as much as any novel but their chosen vehicle carries some stigma with it - a lot of people view comics as books with pretty picture for kids and graphic novels also
I'm workin on two projects ATM that, If I could in life pictures, would make telling the story so much easier, but anyone who's seen my Thames City o assassins creed concepts will see I suck at drawing people. Maps I'm good at, people, no.
Such misconceptions may be in our minds of course and neither is any less legitimate (apart from erotica*)
In this brainless culture, where very few can discuss the intricacies of novels, I think comics and graphic novels are simply more accessible. Like watching a film compared to reading a book. It's just easier, but ultimately is it any less satisfying?
* that's a joke