Tom Spurgeon on Comic-Con 2012

There are important thoughts and rumination, here, I think. A few choice pull-quotes:

comics at its worst adopts a consumer’s myopia where everything is colored by whether or not one’s own appetites are being met, and how, and to what extent.


The central dilemma of writing about something like San Diego Con is that you want to make strong choices in terms of what it all means, but doing so is ridiculous. It’s not blind men describing an elephant by touching an isolated part of its body; it’s blind men discussing the quality of being enjoyed by an elephant after touching an isolated part of its body.

I went this year, on Saturday, and I’m still somewhat decompressing.