At the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this year, I posed a question to a number of comics creators: Why has Comics Journalism taken hold so well in comics, but so poorly as a quote-unquote “legitimate” form of journalism?
The response of many was that, to the contrary, no one has said that comics journalism isn’t legit.
My response in turn, was that we still can’t open up 99% of our printed media in North America to find an example of this incredible genre. 99% is probably generous. 99.9%.
—Head over to ad astra comix for a little Symbolia write-up! And we have to say, we’re very happy to be part of the .01% doing comics journalism.
Symbolia Magazine had a rebuttal for me.