Sunday, November 6, 2011
Daily Thoughts 11/6/2011
This morning, I updated the Twitter and Facebook account for the library. I also spent some time on Lynda.com studying Publisher 2010.
I read some more of Supergods by Grant Morrison. Grant Morrison references David Hajdu's The Ten Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America. The Ten Cent Plague is a very entertaining book. There are also references to Frank Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent where Superman is seen as a fascist and Batman is considered indecent. Grant Morrison's writing is changing to a seductive mix of pop psychology and counter culture memes while he is writing about this.
I read some more of Supergods in the laundromat. It has become very entertaining. I rather liked Garnt Morrison statement that he would rather see people building Mars colonies and spaceship than going to war. It resonates with me.
Right now, I am reading about the beginning of Grant Morrison's career in Scotland. He mentions two of my favorite comics. The first is Star Reach which was a series of science fiction comics that had adult content and mature stories based on authors like Arthur C. Clarke, Roger Zelazny, and Michael Moorcock. Star Reach featured some of Richard Corben's early artwork http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Reach. Grant Morrison also mentions the Adventures of Luther Artkwright by Bryan Talbot which has a very counterculture feel with a psychedelic psychic superhip hero that reminds me a bit of Michael Moorcock's character Jerry Cornelius in The Condition of Muzak. This all ties in with the "New Wave" in science fiction
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