|This might be really vague, but what I really love is when I read a comic and know it's what I would have done even though I could never have thought of it... that goes for stories and artwork (you know, the artist's picked the perfect shot and you'd have doen it if you could've though of it, or is it only me who gets that)|
|I know what you mean paulhd. That thrill you get from knowing that the creator has "got it right" and you know that they know they have. Its a special form of participation. For the record - I get it from Miyazaki ( I prefer the Nausicaa comic to the movie) and The Rainbow Orchid.|
|I was quite disappointed with the Nausicaa film after reading the comic, which just goes to show how good comics can be. I have to admit, I don't get the 'that's the way I would have done it' feeling when reading comics!|
|I shall, of course, play this game too. Some things I love about comics:
*There is something very magical about how this collection of scribbles on paper turns into an entire story in a person's head.
*They have so many great pictures!
*Unlike film or animation or computer games or a dozen other media (especially visual media) comics cost almost nothing to make except time. You can make a comic completely on your own with no budget and without having to compromise your art (very much) to make sure your backers (if you have any) get their cut. A film had better make hundreds of thousands of dollars at the box office because it cost tens of thousands to make. Not so with comics.
*Because of the previous two points, I think, it is possible to build up an entire comics industry with a potential audience that consists of a small linguistic group. Comics are easily produced for a small market (say, Korea for example), and also easily translated for sale elsewhere. This aspect has not yet been fully exploited by comics!
*So many aspects of comics have not yet been fully exploited. There's a lot of room for creativity.
*The industry is (for once) healthy, growing, and reaching new demographics practically every day!
|Hurrah for comics!|
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