April 21, 2008
Pop Culture Theorists? In *my* Boing Boing?

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The Daily Cross Hatch has an interview with Scott McCloud and Douglas Rushkoff, plus video and audio from their panel at the NYC Comic Con [via Boing Boing].

How do [you] see pop-culture’s recent flirtation with comics as affecting the medium?

McCloud: I think it’s benign right now, it will turn ugly.

So it’s not necessarily a bad thing at the moment?

McCloud: Yeah, well, it’s bringing some people to the medium and at the moment, in this particular time in our cultural history, it’s produced some okay movies. I mean, I’ll go see Iron Man.

Rushkoff's blog post.

Also, Sky & Winter moderate a “My Dad Makes Comics!” panel:

Sky: How is it different to have a dad who makes comic books as opposed to any other jobs your friends' parents have?

Winter: It definitely pays the bill, that's for sure.

Sky: "The bill?"

Winter: The bills. Anyway, it's really fun to have my dad making comics because I get to go to places and most of my idols make comics or TV shows. So since my dad makes comics about making comics, usually they know who my dad is. So I can [say], "Hello, I'm Winter McCloud, Scott McCloud's daughter." And they'll be like, "Oh my God, it's an honor to meet you!"

Sky: Really? I've never gotten that reaction. (audience laughs)

Posted by jjwiseman at April 21, 2008 06:08 PM

It's more common than you think.

Posted by: Andy Hefner on April 21, 2008 07:05 PM
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