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[–]StudentRadical[S] 0 points1 point ago

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This got way more upvotes than I thought it would - basically it's just an reaffirmation, contra nerds, that comics are liked just OK by mainstream culture at this point. It's not just fake geek girls cosplaying and stealing the attentionz.

Also Carl Barks mentioned, but contra to article, he mostly worked alone and not as a part of a team.

[–]StudentRadical[S] 0 points1 point ago

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Disqus didn't let me nitpicky comment go through so here it goes:

Fans have been more attracted to specific genres, such as superheroes, and celebrate figures who worked as part of teams, such as Kirby and Carl Barks, and often resent the way scholars study their favorite art form.

Contra the article, Carl Barks did not do the work he is known for as a part of a team. With few exceptions he both wrote and drew his Disney duck comics alone. Later on his third wife Garé would assist with solid blacks and lettering. What is true is that he worked as an employee of Western Publishing that had licensed Disney ducks for three decades, but then he enjoyed atypical creative freedom and non-interference for a Disney artist. Not only did he eventually find renown as a comics artist working in the funny animal genre, an art form among the lowliest of them all, but the conditions of his work were similarly exceptional.