You tell 'em, Mr. Moore...

I might be a little late on this, but here's some good reading in case you missed it like me! An interview with Alan Moore on, of all places, MTV.

This is my favorite part:

"One of the things I don't like about film is its incredible immersive quality. It's kind of bullying — it's very big, it's very flashy, it's got a lot of weight and it throws it around almost to the detriment of the rest of our culture. And I have gotten tired of lazy critics who, when they want to insult a film, they'll say it has "comic book characters" or a "comic book plot" — using "comic book" as code for "illiterate."I'm not going to claim all comic books are literate — there's a lot of rubbish out there. But there have been some very literate comic books done over the last 20 years, some marvelous ones. And to actually read a comic, you do have to be able to read, which is not something you can say about watching a film. So as for which medium is literate, give me comics any day."


P.S. Tony, you need to run over to Alan's house and shave that bastard.



Kody Chamberlain said...

I think too many comics pretend to be little films, and never take real advantage of the medium. He makes some great points in the interview and really does a great job of explaining why he loves comics. I'd really like to read a full essay of his thoughts on the advantages of comic storytelling.

Tony Lee said...

His beard is protected by magical means from such mortal items like razors.

William Harms said...

Or perhaps behind his beard lies...Chuck Norris!

Kody Chamberlain said...

>> There ARE things that can't be explained.