Off-Panel: What Do Writers and Artists Owe Consumers?

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“After I finished reading Strange Fruit #2, I sat for a while and wondered if there was any point to writing about it at all. When it came down to it, the reality was–to use an Internet tautology–tone deaf comic is tone deaf.”

J.A. Micheline drops the mic on Strange Fruit #2 over at Women Write about Comics.

“But does buying a writer’s book mean you have purchased an open ticket to further interaction with her?”

This article is directed at the prose-book audience, but it’s a good question for comic book artists and writers as well. What do writers and artists owe us, as consumers?

“Just as Simon’s original Prez comic was a strange little mutant among the capes-and-tights comics of its day, the unapologetically political Prez is a stark contrast to not just DC’s current slate of books but to anything mainstream comics are publishing.”

If you aren’t reading Prez, you need to be.

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