I'm Eric. I have thoughts and, apparently, I am choosing to jam them all up in this website.
So good. Big ol’ recommend from me.
One of my best friends, the incredibly talented Jack McGuigan, is 38 hours away from his Kickstarter coming to a close and he needs your help!
I own the first issue of this comic. I love the first issue of this comic. I really want to see the series continue.
And you can read the first issue for free! By the end, I’m sure you’ll want to see the story continue as well.
And come on, an entire trade paperback, plus all sorts of neat rewards like original artwork, comical prints, and even being drawn into the book as a villainous historical character of your choosing? How terrific is that?
Please, support independent comics, support art, support Chicago, and enjoy PARADOX, Vol 1.
I find it tragic but quite pertinent to this piece that the loudest voice in our business – the one that carries the furthest and is taken most seriously by the mainstream media – is the one that offers nothing but contempt and denunciation, with barely a single good word to say about any of the many accomplished and individual writers currently working in mainstream comics, let alone the wealth of brilliant indie creators.Does he ever, for instance, use his high media profile to do anything other than steer potential readers away from modern comic books and their creators – while over-playing his own achievements and placing himself centre stage at every turn? How hard would it be to say something encouraging, positive, or hopeful about the generally improved standard of writing in all comic books these days? Or at least say nothing at all.
And if I may untangle the logic behind so much of his hectoring: Moore constantly reiterates the idea that all modern comics are copied from stuff he did in the ’80s – and they’re all rubbish!
Is he genuinely saying that his influence has been entirely malignant? If he actually believed that, I’d almost feel sorry for him. I see my own influence all over the place and I’m quite chuffed.
Grant Morrison, on Alan Moore’s accusations that Morrison has been stealing from him for years.
One of the biggest reasons I can’t fucking stand Alan Moore. Sure, some of his books are incredible, but his undeniably shitty attitude makes it hard for me to enjoy his writing.
Alias #1, November 2001, cover by David Mack
Reading Eric needs to get done:
1) Finish Storm of Swords
2) Reread the omnibus of this
3) Finally read The Hobbit
You folks like comics, right?! Of course you do! Well, you at least tolerate them, otherwise I don’t understand how you could still be following me. Anyways, my good friend, Jack McGuigan, has written a comic series and has a kickstarter campaign up and running to fund it!
The first issue is a hell of a fun read and I can’t wait to see how the first story arc ends.
Please, please, please contribute to this. Support independent art!