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pup Mccloud TED

February 7, 2009 by jjosh

At some point I got tired of trying to defend comics and prove to everyone that they are as acceptable a form of storytelling as film or literature. People’s eyes tend to glaze over and then you show them something amazing but they’re not really open to it so they don’t get it and it’s a big waste of time. Scott McCloud on the other hand never seems to get tired of it. He has a great talk on TED where he brings up how comics are going to adapt to the internet and he refs a great strip you should definitely check out:

Pup Ponders the Heat Death of the Universe

also McCloud’s talk is great, thought-provoking and exceedingly well done. If you have any interest in art, how we perceive images, or the human condition, you’ll probably find something to dig in there. It’s 17 minutes, so save it until you’ve got the time…


  1. Gamera says:

    i haven’t watched this yet but certainly will soon. i just finished frank miller’s the hard goodbye and charles burns’ black hole and both stunned me. have you read black hole? it was deeply unsettling and has lingered in my head for 2 weeks now. who in their right mind refuses to give comics their due?

  2. jjosh says:

    I loved Miller’s Sin City when it come out, they are all a lot of fun…I was bummed that the movie missed the semi-ironic stance that the comics take, so freaking grizzled…

    I read Black Hole a while back and was stunned by the art, and weirded out by the story (in a good way)…it actually made me feel creepy, which is quite a feat for any work of art…but something about it didn’t quite add up to me…maybe it was overhyped, but I kept expecting real amazing greatness and it kept eluding me…still, I’ll def come back to check it out again…

    are you reading Scott Pilgrim? new one is supposedly out now…

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