Wednesday 13 August 2008

it has been mentioned to me that there is a video interview of me at the San Diego con, giving out my usual pretentious baloney and as I blather on the camera is momentarily distracted by a costumed person somewhere behind me. I am reminded that my favourite costumed character of the 2008 con was this four legged chap done up as Spiderman. He reminds me of our Monty.

Joe McCulloch reviews 500 Essential Graphic Novels: The Ultimate Guide. :

"And, on a more subjective level, I am hesitant around any book of this type that fills its Nonfiction section with the likes of Cancer Vixen and Drawing Comics is Easy (Except When It's Hard) while ignoring the works of Eddie Campbell, and insists that Batman: Hush is among the most vital-for-some-reason works of the superhero genre as available in a bookshelf-ready format. But hey - this is truly, completely not a book aimed at me anyway."
For the record, they did ask my permission to include images from my very first book and I said NO. Why they should choose that and ignore all that followed tended to raise my ire but I would have told them anyway, and I did, that anyone who thinks there are more than a few dozen so-called 'graphic novels' worth reading is an idiot.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Edward;

Oh joy, rapture; I got my package from of all the books I ordered written by you! And I didn't go cheap but bought the hard bond "Collector's Edition"! In for a penny - in for a pound - I say. But now I'm rather torn to what book to read first. I want to read The Fate of an Artist then also I want to start with Monnsieur Leotard. You see, when I ran into you the second time at the Marriot bar (I'm just a bar fly) you asked me what I did at DisneyLand. Well, first I was hired to be Tinkerbell, I was an ex-ballet dancer - due to a back injury I couldn't perform anymore but I was tiny, long limb and still as strong as an ox. So for a week I trained with an acrobat on how to use the break and fly down and was caught at the end of my flight by two beefy men with roaming hands. Imagine, Tinkeberll being groped! The pay was wonderful but it was a frightening job! I threw up every night before I took off. I lasted one month. But I was so small and tiny and they thought cute I worked all over the park. Thought your tale of a flying acrobat may be interesting. But all you tales sound wonderful! What's a girl to do? Oh, SpaceLaw - yes E. Campbell has the most delightful and charming Scottish accent and Matthew Adams - Mr. Campbell may be mature but he is not an "old Booger" Right - off to read a good book - namaste - Geri aka- Yoga Gal

13 August 2008 at 19:36:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

Sorry geri,

I didn't mean to give the impression I was calling Eddie an old booger, the honor for that title is reserved for Raymond Briggs, and was actually meant with great respect.

I wouldn't dare call Eddie an old booger.

13 August 2008 at 22:31:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Yoga Gal said...

I understand matthew, sometimes British humor goes over my little head. By the way Edward, are you still watching the "Rockford Files"? Namaste- Geri
Right- bat to my book -decided to start with "The Fate of the Artist".

13 August 2008 at 23:12:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Erik Halverson said...

"...anyone who thinks there are more than a few dozen so-called 'graphic novels' worth reading is an idiot."

Ha! A "few dozen" sounds like it's stretching it a bit.

Also, sorry about sounding like an idiot when I bothered you for an introduction while you were in Chicago. You're better off not remembering it.

14 August 2008 at 13:40:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We wanted to use From Hell, too. And for god's sake you're constantly championing huge numbers of ropey old comics, why call other people idiots for doing the same thing?

21 August 2008 at 17:47:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

because of the misuse of the word 'essential'

21 August 2008 at 18:00:00 GMT-5  

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