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Why comics are dying, part N in a series (collect them all)

March 3rd, 2004 (12:21 am)
current mood: determined to find something bad in anything good
current song: "A Rose at Night", Bob Geldof

A short letter to Neil Gaiman's blog said this:

In case you are interested in yet another article about the popularity of graphic novels, there was an article in Sunday's South Florida Sun-Sentinel titled, "Comics animate reading skills in school library". The article states, among other things, that at the Boynton Beach High School library, graphic novels "account for 1 percent of the library's collection but 50 percent of the books students check out."

Sincerely,
Alice, a librarian in Chicago


How to wring bleakness from a mention this positive? Simple:

People read comics when they don't have to pay for them. Comics are too friggin' expensive.

Comments

Posted by: Alter S. Reiss (dhole)
Posted at: March 3rd, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)

Well, that's the reason I've given up on comics -- paperbacks provide much, much more entertainment per dollar, at least for me.

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