Cartoons, comics and their ilk are fine art. There, I said it, and I’m starting a new blog dedicated to this subject.
It starts off like this:
When Picasso drew, that was considered art.
When Vonnegut wrote, so was that.
Now, I ask you: why, when you combine the two (illustrated images plus text), why does it get such a bad rap? Why is drawing + art disparaged, out of hand, as junk? As not worthy of the moniker “art?” I’ll tell you why. Bad PR. Massive misunderstanding. An out-dated negative image perpetuated by not only detractors of the medium, but also by its so-called proponents. Think Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.
Go here for the rest, and by the way, what are your thoughts on the subject of comic as capital-A Art?