Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ask and receive, search and be rewarded

I asked about comics yesterday and Donna and Noel came through with some great recommendations. I highly doubt I would have found these books through fumbling around at my local comics store. Chances are I would have given up and walked away after thumbing through book after book filled with either gritty noir or over-the-top fantasy. Names like Frank King, Rick Geary, and Guy Delisle might not appear on Wizard covers or many Diamond order forms, but their stuff is out there and obtainable.

Why I've expressed a recent interest in getting back into comics is simple: something else to read and that something can't be read on a web site. As awesome as the Internet is, I spend enough time on it already. I'm on it forty hours a week at work, coupled with the few hours I spend on it at home everyday. There are plenty of books, articles, and other things I'd like to read, and coupled with my "between book projects" status, I figured it's high time.

On top of that, I can't forget how powerful Box Office Poison was to me when I first read it. I think in the back of my mind since I read it, I've wanted a similar experience. So, here's to hoping to find something new and worthwhile.

1 comment:

Donna B. said...

I hope you find something you like in that list. The items don't have much in common except that they represent some of the best work available in comics (IMHO). And I know what you mean about wanting to read a book, not a website, when it's what we do all do. Be sure to give us an update when you consume some new comics!