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Tuesday, May 08, 2007
It's too damn hot in Santa Barbara to think. Here, let Grant Morrison think at you, about why you should never worry too much about what comic fans say on the internet, from this Newsarama interview:
GM: It's hard to say anything about comics fans in general based on what you read online because the majority of comics fans don't post. Of the 100,000 plus people who bought 52 every week only a tiny proportion ever commented on what they read and even fewer did so on a regular basis. The online community, nice as many of its members are, is not necessarily a representative cross-section of our readership, so while I always value and appreciate the genuine delight of the enthusiasts or shake my head in despair when I read the cranked-up-to-11 sociopathic onslaughts of the haters, I don't use the internet to judge my talent or gauge the popularity of my books.
As for their expectations, some of the people who appear to criticize the loudest are actually the ones we can most count on to buy the books week in, week out, so it's hard to rely on message board commentary as a barometer of success or failure. Remember it was the online community who insisted Daniel Craig would be the worst James Bond ever, (to the point where Craig himself was close to giving in to hopelessness), while the general audience has acclaimed him as possibly the best. Hardcore fans, while always welcome in my neck of the woods, are a very tiny, very specific subset of the audience which consumes popular entertainment and they don't always know what the public wants.
If you want your commentary a little more political, here's Mandy Steckelberg as Laura Bush in "Liberals Just Another Word for Gay":
And, finally, because I was bored last night:
Yeah, I know, laughing at my own jokes is so tired...