Oh, he’s on drugs


Timothy Callahan, colaborador regular do Comic Book Resources, conversou com o concorrente Newsarama sobre a segunda edição — revisada e estendida — do livro Grant Morrison: Early Years, sobre os primeiros trabalhos do escritor escocês preferido do Sr. HL e do gomeiro que vos posta.

Ele comenta, inclusive, sobre a idéia de que certos leitores não gostam do trabalho do careca porque suas histórias são chapadas demais:

People who dislike Morrison seem to say, “Oh, he’s on drugs,” or if you praise his work, they’ll say, “are you on drugs too?”

Or they’ll say his comics “don’t make any sense.” First of all, as Morrison himself has told me, he didn’t take any kind of drugs until he was 30 years old, so much of his early work was written while he was a complete straightedge—no drinking, no drugs involved at all.

Much of the work I write about in the book was created by a drug-free Morrison. But even if he did take drugs, as he admits to doing during the middle of Doom Patrol and throughout the 1990s, saying “he’s on drugs” isn’t a helpful reaction to the work. It doesn’t add anything to the interpretation or analysis, and it’s just the kind of thing that’s meaningless to say.

Callhahan também comenta sobre seu próximo projeto: um livro com ensaios sobre a Legião dos Super-heróis. Certo…



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  • http://hectorlima.com HectorLima

    os leitores médios são burros, fazer o quê.

    pior, o medo dos fãs de personagem X ou Y os verem mudados por autores mais ‘ousados’ como o GM sempre cega eles pro fato que o cara pega a raiz do personagem e traz ela de volta atualizada – como no caso da própria Doom Patrol.