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This is interesting because when I read the same Beto interview I thought he was just talking about how stories are formed and how something like overdramatic tv shows are very unlike the old comics.

It’s regionalism. Its availabism. I dont see many Franco Belgian or an extensive selection of Japanese comics around “most” comics shops in America. There is a language - a dialect - in North American comics if you will that is worth preserving and thats what I enjoy doing.

Bill Boichel would promote these comics at his store and then make wacky abstract comics. There is room for both. It’s not an “either or” thing. I get that for many or most makers these days this particular “language” or dialect is something they aren’t interested in. But as someone from an area in North America that spoke/speaks this dialect I am interested in conversing with those conversant in the slang.  I find value in the usage of this language in the works of Los Bros or Dan Clowes or whomever. It’s almost like looking at Art History. It’s your choice as to how you follow the tree of influence. -FS

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"Personally, I do think we have an advantage in that we do have a strong, core reading of mainstream comics to present stories in the most engaging way possible. Instead of the most indulgent. What I mean by indulgent is very close to the chest… that’s hard to explain. When somebody reads Love And…

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    This is interesting because when I read the same Beto interview I thought he was just talking about how stories are...
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    I haven’t read much dc or marvel and that should be okay.
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