Discourse, Warren Ellis, Ant-Man at SDCC, Simon Pegg in Star Wars VII

In my last blog post about photography not being allowed in a comics exhibition, I fear, lack of reflexive insight was present in much of the ironic, negative feedback I received.

Mitch Hedberg, the comedian, has a wonderful joke that is very apropos:

I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.

The joke is an analog to the criticism that was critical of my post being too critical — negative feedback about being too negative.  The performance DOES subvert the content.

The only difference between my critique and the critique of what was in essence my critique is that my own is under no delusions of not being critical (it is also a suggestion for improvement). Here’s a tip: Next time you want to share your negative feelings about someone’s so-called “negativity”, take a deep breath and cherish the circular absurdity of your position…

I sense a lot of fear in these persons, who can’t take any suggestions. Which is why they block any improvement which can come from discourse.

 

And if one is offended by which comics I read (as someone said in comments), I’ve read many different comics from the 60’s to the present-day. I don’t just read one comic, I have written and drawn a few webcomics but that doesn’t mean I don’t read Marvel, DC, IDW, and other independents.

Warren Ellis, who is one of my favourite authors, is currently writing at http://morning.computer, but I’d recommend you avoid reading if you are offended easily. I still have to read “Trees”.

At San Diego Comic Con (Where you are allowed to take photos, of course), Marvel has unveiled its Ant-Man concept poster. I’ve been reading the early ant-man stories in Tales to Astonish, which were quite good.

antman

Ah, Simon Pegg isn’t going to be in Star Wars VII, or he will be.

So, you’re not in the movie?

[Smiles.] Of course I visited the set. It’s amazing, and I love Star Wars. I want to see everything happening. It looks wonderful, and you need to believe those characters. Any type of stunt casting might just pop you out of the movie.