Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just Being Frank

When comic writer/artist Frank Miller let fly his criticism of the Occupy movement a few weeks back, it seemed to split the web in half, with comic professionals and others quickly chiming in with posts expressing either "right on" or "wrong-o" sentiments. Between the Occupy thing and the anti-Muslim thing, I've gotten quite a bit of mileage out of assailing Miller's crackpottery of late, but Colin Smith -- whose excellent blog "Too Busy Thinking About My Comics" has become a regular read for me thanks to his scholarly insights on the funnybook form -- goes further than most by really digging into Miller's oeuvre and tracking the metamorphosis of his views from The Dark Knight Returns in the '80s to his current output. It's a fascinating analysis that paints Miller's political (mental?) descent in stark, vivid terms.

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