|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Untagged||29 Jul 2008 10:23 AM|
Since I didn't go to Comic-Con this year, I had to enjoy the show vicariously through the blogosphere. My favorite report so far has been this morning's report from Tom Spurgeon at the Comics Reporter. Tom is funny, trenchant, critical, constructive, and his piece elicits the only appropriate reaction possible from such a piece: it simultaneously makes me sorry I missed it and grateful for the chance to enjoy the gorgeous Seattle summer. This quote in particular, about Gary Groth accepting on behalf of several cartoonists at the Eisner Awards, made me laugh: "Gary also always spoke in terms of the privilege of working with the artists in question. He was terrific, and made me feel good about working in comics... My point is, when a professional agitator like Gary is the classiest, most reverential guy in the room, you know comics has some issues."
Speaking of Gary, I loved this pic/caption from the Drawn & Quarterly blog this morning:
I was also grateful for Heidi MacDonald's liveblogging from the Eisners on Friday night to further help me through my Comic-Con DTs this weekend. I'm still pissed I missed Samuel L. Jackson.