When we were in college years ago, my pal Paul Barresi overheard two girls talking about music as they listened to a Wings song. One girl was astonished when she learned that Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings.
That’s the way it often goes. The new generation is oblivious to that which is dear to the previous one. But a wonderful thing that’s really different about Geek Culture is that it’s so accessible. I always use the example that if you like rock music, it’s unlikely you’d be able to spend time with the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger. But if you like comics, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be able to spend a little time with Neal Adams at one point or another. It’s almost magical how the world of comics, especially when combined with conventions, provides robust opportunities for fans to meet, and spend time with their artistic heroes.
And with all that, it’s always debilitating when creators are not acknowledged. There’s been a bit of it lately. Continue reading “With Further Ado #110: Lest We Forget…”