Sunday, October 24, 2004

Comics for kids adults: The Galveston County, Texas, Daily News notices the popularity of manga among kids, and wonders what other publishers are doing to appeal to a younger audience. Not much, says Astro City artist Brent Anderson:

“Sometimes, I think there’s nothing out there that’s really written — with quality — to kids. A lot of books seem to be written for the kids within adults. I would like to see more comics produced that are geared towards a younger age group.”

A second article takes the traditional "comics aren't just for kids" route, pointing to the more, uh, "mature" themes of books like the ever-popular Identity Crisis:

"For at least 15 years, the bar has progressively raised for comics as an entertainment medium to compete with other media for more literate customers."