Wednesday, April 09, 2003

From the In Box: Comic Books and Commerce II
Contributed by George Mokray, whom I occasionally bump into at the Million Year Picnic:

10 Methodologies for Reading Comic Books

1. On the sly, in the back of the corner store before the guy behind the cash register says, "Hey, this ain't no library!"

2. With a bunch of friends on a rainy Saturday afternoon when there's nothing better to do

3. Monthly, following a storyline with anticipation

4. Storing up all the issues of one storyline so that you can read them all at once

5. Copying the best pictures

6. Tearing the comic book apart so that you can use it as storyboard wallpaper

7. Over and over again until the pages wear out

8. In a language that you don't know

9. To pass on to friends

10. Because you just like comic books

I still feel an anti-collecting manifesto coming on, but for now, this will have to suffice. Thanks, George!

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