Thursday, April 26, 2007

Seriously, now...

One unfortunate side effect of the "comics are art" mantra is that a lot of people who clearly aren't making art at all now believe that they're making Proper Art (which, naturally, requires an awful lot of time to get right). Usually this is an unspoken assumption.

But, as I read through Marc-Oliver's DC sales column (which he very kindly sends me in draft), I see that last month, DC published a book entitled Wildstorm Fine Arts Spotlight: J Scott Campbell.

Now, there's nothing wrong with J Scott Campbell if you happen to like that sort of thing - which is to say, mostly stories about nubile spies. But "Fine Arts"? Going a bit far, isn't it?