commented on Dear Seattle, Why Do You Hate EMP?
EMP starts to make a lot more sense if you go with children. My kids love it, and I've enjoyed lecturing to them endlessly about the genius of Kurt Cobain and how cool Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video was when it came out.
commented on The Masterpiece That Helped Transform Comics and Culture
Eightball is such a treasure. I have fond memories of showing "Art School Confidential" to a fellow Evergreen student who was pursuing visual art. He totally took offense at it, proving that he had neither artistic talent nor a sense of humor. And who can forget Sensual Santa? The amazing thing about Clowes is that after reading his comics for awhile, people you see on the street start to look like he drew them. Can't wait to revisit these masterpieces.
commented on I Think I Think You Are Totally Wrong Is Totally Wrong
I haven't read Shields's books, so I'm unqualified to comment on the quality of his work. What's interesting to me is that there's still cache in Seattle in getting published by New York presses and an assumption that merely publishing books bestows upon one the role of cultural figure. It's laughable to me to think that my opinion on anything is worth listening to just because I've written a few books.