Wednesday, May 16, 2001

And now for something completely different Here's a good article on a strange topic. 25 years ago, this guy called Dave Sims started self-publishing a comic about a talking Aardvark called Cerebus. Remarkably, he's managed to make a living out of that. The comics community wants to hold him up as a hero, an emminent grise of an industry he has been tremendously influential within. Unfortunately, he's turned into a nutter as he's grown older.

His insane ravings attract more attention than insane ravings should. Paul O'Brian argues this is because the industry wants to cannonize him but he's refusing to play the game by being such a vocal nut. It's great to see an idol refusing to be worshipable -- and a little industry like comics gets you to see that happen up close.


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