September 25, 2004

Question Memes & Holy Clues

First, it's the blogging sensation sweeping the nation - it's all about the memes, kids. Ask me five questions - any five questions - and I will answer them. (Thanks to Yet Another Comics Blog for letting me plagiarize this idea).

Also, if you're looking for a great, easy, thought-provoking non comic-book to read, try Holy Clues by Stephen Kendrick. The subtitle is "The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes". It's a very easy read (under 200 pages!), is extremely insightful, and makes all that time I spent reading "The Boys' Sherlock Holmes" as a kid worthwhile. (It's also tempting me to crack open the "Complete Sherlock Holmes" set an ex-girlfriend game me one Christmas to revisit those stories). Highly recommended.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't originate the idea, I stole it second or third hand from others. So I guess this is, like, fifth-hand plagiarism of the idea...

Anyway, here are your five questions:

1. In what way are comics better than movies; and in what way are they worse?

2. You have been given $1,000,000, but must immediately turn it around and give it to one single charity. Which charity do you choose and why?

3. It is the year 2014--what does the comic market look like?

4. Which author is best suited to write the Bildungsroman based on your life?

And finally, the most important question of all time:

5. Hulk vs. Thor: who wins?

Dave said...

Oops, sorry, those questions above aren't from anonymous, they're from me, Dave!

Gordon said...

Dave,

You asked,

1. In what way are comics better than movies; and in what way are they worse? Comics are better than movies in that you can integrate and juxtapose text and pictures; comics are worse than movies because there is very little diversity (guys in tights are still dominant.

2. You have been given $1,000,000, but must immediately turn it around and give it to one single charity. Which charity do you choose and why?
I would say Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, only because my number one choice is my employer (a substance abuse prevention agency here in St. Louis), and that might look...a little unusual.

(Yeah, I'm having my cake and eat it too)

3. It is the year 2014--what does the comic market look like?A lot more manga-influenced comics, more tie-ins with major movies, an increase in some non-superhero titles...and Rob Liefeld still can't draw.

4. Which author is best suited to write the Bildungsroman based on your life? First, I had to look up "Bildungsroman" to know what you were talking about, but after some consideration...I would have to say Kinky FriedmanAnd finally, the most important question of all time:

5. Hulk vs. Thor: who wins?
Hulk especially after he dines at Taco Bell. Trust me on this.

Thanks!