Archive for: Jeet Heer
If Herriman is, as he’s often called, the poet laureate of comics, then like the best poetry his work needs to be read slowly and in small doses.
Jeet Heer posted a really thoughtful comment or two in the Ebony White thread. It seemed a shame to have them buried in comments, so I thought I’d highlight them here.
Gil Kane, Gary Groth, and criticizing the interview as criticism
A week or so back, I posted a response to a post by Jeet Heer which prompted a strenuous objection from Gary Groth. In the course of responding to Gary, I said this: I was replying to the structure of [Jeet's] argument and to his examples, not to his actual argument per se. There seemed […]
Jeet Heer has a post up about Why We Need Criticism. His basic premise, as near as I can tell, is that criticism is just people talking about art — so whether or not we “need” criticism, we’re unlikely to get away from it. I don’t have any problem with that per se, but…well, look […]