Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pencil Fight 5

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The bits and pieces era

Lisa Hanawalt new book
Michael Deforge collection
Jim Rugg Supermag
CF Mere, Sediment

More and more "bits and pieces" books. Is it because of twitter and reduced attention spans, both in the readers and in the creators? Is era of 300 page single story graphic novel sort of over? Was that Blankets era just an attempt to gain respect for comics? Ten years after Blankets it seems like the opposite - everyone doing less long form works and instead doing "bits and pieces" books.