On Comics: Recursive Culture And The Speed Of Fiction

April 19th, 2010 | comics talk

More vague early-morning rambles from me:

…part of comics’ gift is in the pace of reaction. They sit between music and books in terms of the speed in which contemporaneous works can be brought to market or otherwise disseminated. As Paul Gravett and Peter Stanley said, more than twenty years ago, about the new photocopier technology and the emergence of an enabled and mobile small press: comics are fast fiction…


One Response to “On Comics: Recursive Culture And The Speed Of Fiction”

  1. Needle in the groove feels new every time. Talk about regurgitating recent history, not a mix but a loop and I’m so caught I don’t even get bored, despite there being only the one old novel novel.