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Feb 6
“Being an autodidact has a lot of the same advantages and hazards for intellectual development that being free of any editorial control does for artistic development: it allows you to pursue original, heterodox, potentially interesting new directions without being hobbled by conventional wisdom. But there’s also no one to correct you when you’re headed down a blind alley, straying far from your area of competence, or just talking out of your ass.”

Tim Krieder, “Irredeemable: Dave Sim’s Cerebus”, in The Comics Journal #301

I actually bought this issue of TCJ just for Krieder’s essay on Cerebus, a book I really loved until I just couldn’t tolerate it any more. And I gotta say, I highly recommend this essay to anyone else in my position.


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