27 July 2011

Talk about coincidence

Earlier today, I mentioned Kibushi’s Amulet Book 4 going into post-production.

I just got an update from NPR in their My Guilty Pleasure segment, author Darin Strauss talks about how in spite of the fact he’s a self described “Book Snob” (capitals my emphasis), his “guilty pleasure” is Kazu Kibushi’s Amulet Book 1

I could point out all the backhanded compliments he pays the book, but I’d rather not waste your bandwidth. I’d just like to point out that he’s finally (hopefully) stepping down off of his high horse and realizing what a lot of us discovered a long time ago.

Just because it has pictures, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have literary or entertainment value. There are tons of great stories and series out there, and it really pisses me off that anyone would dismiss this genre out of hand.

O.k. before I go any further, I'm going to stop, because I’m getting really worked up right now, and I don’t want to say what I feel in my heart on this blog, thereby sullying my integrity.


  1. I'll be the first to admit that I did not address his full article, but I'm too angry at the moment to discuss it at length. Once I get calmed down, I'll address his points.

  2. Snooty readers like him are behind the times. Colleges (respected ones at that) have whole courses on Graphic Novels, and they are finally getting their rightful recognition! Sadly, some people still hang on to their old, outdated, prejudices. I think they refuse to give them up because they're threatened by them :) He obviously isn't confident enough in his literary tastes to confess that he likes "comix!" Sad.