NO FIWOTTS ALLOWED!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Cartoonists! Stop Trying!

According to THE NEW YORKER (clickie on yon title of this very post), it's already as good as it's gonna get! JIMMY CORRIGAN is the shit! Stop bothering to do great work, because according to one of America's premiere magazines of cultural criticism, JIMMY CORRIGAN is as good as it will ever get.

Beaucoup Kevin (http://www.beaucoupkevin.com/) has already ripped it apart, but for fuck's sake! What a ridiculous article! I still can't get this one quote out of my brain...

"Accordingly, there may never be another graphic novel as good as Jimmy Corrigan, even by Ware himself...."

Let's play a game for a moment.

Accordingly, there may never be another rock album as good as Surfer Rosa, even by the Pixies themselves....

Accordingly, there may never be another painting as good as Madame X, even by Sargent himself....

Accordingly, there may never be another movie as good as Sunset Boulevard, even by Wilder himself....

Accordingly, there may never be another religion as good as Islam, even by Mohamet himself....

This is fun!

Try it for your very own, in the comments! The winner gets a prize!

-a

5 Love Letters:

Anonymous jacob munford said...

There may never be another rape as good as Sue Dibney, even by Dr. Light himself...

11:14 AM

 
Blogger alex said...

WE HAVE A WINNAH!

11:36 AM

 
Blogger Joe Rice said...

This article reminded me of what happens when every superhero fan first starts liking indie comics. They go batshit insane touting the superiority of those one or two indie comics they'd "discovered." Except this guy wasn't a superhero fan, he was a nothing fan.

Jimmy Corrigan is fucking brilliant, no doubt. But it's possible to be better. It's happened already.

And the whole "no serious work" thing . . .what is he, retarded? The answer is yes, he is retarded.

8:42 PM

 
Blogger ARGOTT said...

I thought I would modfiy the entire quote for my entry (and yes, no one will beat jacob munford's entry):

Accordingly, there may never be another Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel as good as “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” even by Chabon himself—whose current serial in the Dark Horse publications, though daring, bespeaks a style on a clearly inferior medium not worthy of discussing unless of course it is "Jimmy Corrigan".

10:14 PM

 
Anonymous jacob munford said...

so wait, do I win Jimmy Corrigan now? or just Islam?

6:20 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home