|I CONFESS that I remain regretfully behind in posting to this blog.
However, I have managed to contribute an article to the online women’s comics magazine Sequential Tart’s “Redirected Male” column, about Jon B. Cooke’s dialectic of “Humanism vs. Materialism” in comics journalism, and how it played out in Tim Leong and Laura Hudson’s sadly defunct Comic Foundry, as well as in Cooke’s own magazine, Comic Book Artist:
One of the things I’ll miss the most about the recently departed Comic Foundry is one I don’t remember hearing much about: the magazine’s covers. Comic Foundry was, as far as I’m aware, unique among comics magazines in featuring an actual person rather than a fictional character on every cover. Comics professionals graced the covers of three of the five issues, and the other two featured, respectively, a pair of young comics fans representing Comic Foundry‘s desired audience, and a TV personality who talks comics on the air.