July 28, 2006

Have comicbooks finally “made it”? The Q on Colbert…

Posted by Joe Casey on July 28, 2006

Fighting the Con flu and prepping for a trip to NYC for a one-day convention on 7/30. Sometimes I have trouble scheduling my life…

Watched Marvel EiC Joe Quesada on the Colbert Report. I think he came off alright. Look, none of us are as media savvy as we think we are, but Quesada’s performance isn’t really what’s significant here. I dunno… I really think that this kind of press is what a lot of folks actually working in comics have wanted all along: to simply be a part of the culture, on a level playing field with cinema, television, videogames, etc. The Colbert segment was not simply one of those, “Alert! Comics aren’t just for kids anymore!”-type stories. This was about a specific publishing event and, more importantly, the content of said event.

And the fact that Colbert did his usual thing and took a few shots (hilarious as always) is, in my opinion, a good thing. We shouldn’t be super-sensitive about our product. Being part of pop culture means that we’re a perfectly acceptable target for ridicule (just like everything else in pop culture). Okay by me.

Off to the Big Apple. Hopefully, the other MOA bloggers will keep the home fires burning…

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