Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Year, Same Old Story

One of my favourite things about this time of year: The "best of" lists whether it's comics, creators, artists, or whatever else. This is my opportunity to discover what I should have discovered/been reading throughout the year. My "books to be read" piles are growing. Not just one pile, it has grown to many piles. They were out of control before the holidays, now there are no words to describe them. My condo has piles all over the place.

One of my least favourite things about this time of year: Future of comics talk. Yes, I've done it in the past, some time ago, but I've just grown tired of it. It's more print versus digital, digital comics versus webcomics, sales analysis, and "this is the future of comics" declarations that are either obvious or just trying to be shocking, like talking about absolutes, rather than realistic. I've decided I just want to live in the now, what comics are currently sitting around my house, and let the future figure itself out.

Man, I am just too grumpy.