Monday, June 06, 2005

My self-promotion skills are apparently not terribly good

The folk over at Buzzscope offered me a spot to expound about Comics You Should Own, and I said yes, and I submitted a nice post, and they posted it, and I didn't freakin' know about it! So if you're interested in reading about why you should own Joe Casey and Ashley Woods' Automatic Kafka (all nine issues!), go here. Leave many comments telling me how full of crap I am!


Blogger Brian Cronin said...

You'd HAVE to pick on of my favorite series to be the first one you DON'T put here, you bastard!


6/06/2005 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read your article. I sort of liked Automatic Kafka, the Million Dollar Detail/Charlie Brown issue was my favourite, but I think the reason it didn't catch on was pretty simple - it was a comic about comics more than an actual story.
Reading it I never really got a clear idea about plot or that these were real characters, it seemed more like a commentary, like the whole thing was set up to examine superheroes and superhero comics rather than tell a story of it's own.
There were some pretty interesting things to think about in there though.

6/06/2005 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

That's a fair point, anonymous.

I liked it (and yes, the Charlie Brown issue wasm in my opinion, by far the best one), but it definitely WAS a very niche-y product.

6/06/2005 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I actually didn't like the Charlie Brown issue in the context of the whole series (individually, it was very good) because I wasn't sure why it was there. I think that Anonymous makes a good point, and that's why the book was tough to follow on a monthly basis. Reading all nine issues at one sitting, however, you realize what a cool postmodern look at superheroes it actually is. And I think the story was unfolding, slowly - it's "superdecompressed" storytelling!

6/06/2005 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Brad Curran said...

"And I think the story was unfolding, slowly - it's 'superdecompressed' storytelling!"

That's probably not the best way to attract people to your new series, then. At least not unless you're Bendis.

6/06/2005 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

True, Brad. That's probably why it went under. But like I said, reading all nine is very cool.

6/06/2005 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger MarkAndrew said...

I only read the Charlie Brown issue.

'N it felt superficial to me. Felt like Casey was writing the stereotypes of the characters, not the characters themselves.

And the art... well, see, I always see Ashley Wood's stuff, and think about how VERY much I like Bill Seinkiewicz. Then I put the book down and go water the lawn.

Still, good article. :)

6/07/2005 02:15:00 AM  
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