I love comics. I love 1960/70's "underground comix" and all the new things put out by CF, Jeffery Brown, Matt Furie, the guy who does Underworld, and a lot of other people too. I go out of my way to find out about these peoples' work and I nerd out soooo much that I feel ashamed that I like comics sometimes. But at the end of the day, I can't stop loving comic books.
But I absolutely HATE the snobby little comic book culture that it has spawned. It's worse than stoners! And I'm not talking about those ubernerds who just LOVE Green Arrow or Powerwoman. No, I hate the snobby, elitist, hipster douchebags that LOVE newage underground/DIY comic books. I've seen so many jearseyknit-wearing little fartbags talking about how great comics are and how cool it is to be a comic book artist and how underground and new and crazy it is. I can't stand that shit. I hate that they say things like, "low-brow art is just-as-good-if-not-better than high-brow art." They over-intellectualize a bunch of pictures that make a little story and turn it into something that everyone should love and accept. I HATE that. I want to read these crappy little comics because I want to see some crudely drawn cartoon violence and nudity. I don't want to sit around and eat humus and biscuits and discuss what a revolution of thought it is that some monster's floppy dick is being cut in half. Comics are for kids and they should always be for kids; even the ones with monster dicks. I want to feel embarrassed when I'm buying comic books, and go through life telling no one except other comic book nerds that I like comics. And you should too! All these DIY comics people need to crawl under the rafters with the rest of us comic book nerds and stop touting the virtues of comics. Just shut up and be embarrassed like the rest of us instead of trying to make something that's super fucking nerdy into something cool. I HATE that!