Have you ever looked at a piece of art and thought, “Did the artist even enjoy making this?” If so, you’ve been collateral damage to one of the worst criminal offenses against western culture: soulless art. For those who take joy and pride and play and exploration in their art, it’s just demoralizing and devaluing. So guys, cut it out.
If you’re a newcomer to the world of comics: welcome. You might be thinking to yourself at this moment: Do I toe the edge, or jump in? There’s a lot of movement going on, many undefined shapes and characteristics to look out for. How to find what you like so your first swim isn’t also your last? Like I said, welcome. But before you get frustrated or overwhelmed, let me suggest an entry point. Let me introduce you to Jeff Lemire.