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Quote of the day | Brandon Graham on comics’ ‘bizarre separation’

“One of the rants I always go on is about the bizarre separation between a lot of the people creating comics and a lot of the people reading comics. A big thing in graffiti is taking comic book characters and doing murals of them. I’d be in New York and see this Incredible Hulk mural or Spawn mural, but then I’d look at Spawn or Incredible Hulk comics and they don’t even take the time to draw graffiti in the backgrounds correctly. It’s kind of like that with women. There are female artists and female readers who are really excited about comics, but comics’ portrayals of women are like their portrayals of graffiti. Like they’re not even looking at them.”

King City creator Brandon Graham, discussing, among other things, the depiction of women in mainstream superhero comics

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I’d say Greg Land is paying quite close attention to women.
BAM!
Take that, Mr Land!

Only the ones in the magazines he buys down at the adult bookstore.

I’m not exactly sure what his point is. Is it that cartoonists (specifically those who focus on super-heroes) are out of touch with their audience, or out of touch with reality in general, or just lazy?

All three, it sounds like.

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