I have a tendency to shoot my superficial thoughts out there before even having any real research into any given subject. Sometimes, I think under the surface, there IS a reason, but it takes some detective work to understand my logic. Generally, I try to give everything a chance. For instance, Levi Krause and I were discussing Skottie Young, and I had no basis for disliking his comic, I Hate Fairyland, but announced that like it is fact. Well, duh, Levi already gave my wife the book as a gift and so I snatched it out of her hands and preceded to read it to see if I have a basis for this nonsensical thought process of mine. Well go figure, I don’t and it was a pretty good book. Coloring to me really made the book and the colorist should be praised above all else. However, Blamspot needs to be slapped sometimes in their needs to choke us with fonts. I think that is the only real gripe I had with the book. So it shows you, sometimes I have no idea what I am talking about. And I just keep on talking.
So I was a guest in artist alley at Motor City Comic Con, over this last weekend. And I was going to post some pics and talk about my experience, but then I saw the interview with the FREEP I did got posted. I am not sure how I feel about it. Just was hoping I didn’t look too silly or ignorant. This is the addendum I would have liked to go back and dub over it Godzilla style:
I don’t know if I was coming off as a ignorant nut with a beard, but what I was trying to say, but my mouth a brain may have not portrayed, was that there has been a large influx of new fans into the comic industry because of Hollywood. And, also, the last decade or more, the increase of interest in, strong, female and LGBT role models in entertainment has filtered into the comic industry. The comic scene, a place known for people that feel “different”, have opened their arms to embrace and nurture new cultures and life styles. A scene, that for a long time, has been very male oriented with a gravitation towards titilation of the female variety and less about story driven female characters (and LGBT characters). So I am quite proud, to be a father of two children, that can grow up with an all (or at least a greater increase it) culture encompassing role models to enjoy.