A Window To Another Universe

“The comics medium is a very specialized area of the Arts; home to many rare and talented blooms and flowering imaginations and it breaks my heart to see so many of our best and brightest bowing down to the same market pressures which drive lowest common-denominator blockbuster movies and television cop shows. Let’s see if we can call time on this trend by demanding and creating big, wild comics which stretch our imaginations. Let’s make living, breathing, sprawling adventures filled with mind-blowing images of things unseen on Earth. Let’s make artifacts that are not faux-games or movies but something other, something so rare and strange it might as well be a window into another universe because that’s what it is.”  - Grant Morrison, 2004

6 thoughts on “A Window To Another Universe

  1. As a call-to-arms, that’s pretty good. I can’t help but think about the many experiments that people in independent comics and web comics are trying and wondering if some aren’t already leading the charge while DC/Marvel are following reluctantly along the well-trod pathways of complacency.

  2. Just stumbled across this. It’s the bloody blog I’ve been wanting to write for the last twelve months or more, but haven’t had the words for. Eloquently packaged in a single paragraph from over half a decade ago. I’m stubbornly opposed to obsessive name worship, but bloody hell. Comics NEED Grant Morrison. Fantastic byte!

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