Comics: Part 2 is up at the Taipei Writer's Group blog! This one's about the huge influence film had on comics just as the two media were coming of age. There's a lot of great posts at the TWG blog, go check them out. Here's the first part of my post:
There’s a whole new genre of films called “comic book movies”. You know: they’re those movies that don’t have Wonder Woman.
Newspaper comics predate cinema by a just few years. Check out this silent movie where the comics artist Windsor McKay makes “pictures that move” while his friends drink brandy and guffaw at such an idea: http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Little_Nemo_(1911_film).
A fairly clear line can be drawn between comics “before cinema” and “after cinema”...
Have a good week!