Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Allegory for What's Wrong with Comic Con....


From Newsweek. The title & dek tell it all:

Seven Ways to Be Cool at Comic Con

The annual geek-vention for comic fans is now as glossy and star-studded as Us Weekly. Here's how to look like a real fan.

And check out photo blast from the past. As in Triassic old...was Nichelle Nichols fine as spider spit back then or what?

The seeds of our destruction are fertilized with our hype. Comic con's no exception...



3 comments:

Ochyming said...

3 of my favorite artists will be there!

Dave McKean, his Cages graphic novel still is my favorite.
Barron Storrey
Kent Williams

You know, i snubbed university believing that i would have became an artist, making comics and paintings, teaching myself to paint. I was studing to became a pharmacist.
How stupid! i murmur now.
That was 15 years ago!
Bad luck kicked my buttocks.

Anonymous said...

I bet it doesn't change because the geeks love the power.

Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently talking about how technology has become so integrated in our day to day lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that debate we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as memory gets less expensive, the possibility of transferring our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I daydream about every once in a while.

(Posted using BPost for R4i Nintendo DS.)