So apparently what I really want to do with this blog is post cool things I've found from elsewhere.
Steven Grant had the following to say (in an excellent column on how to break into comics):
"There's an old wives' tale that people get what they deserve. That's a bit karmic for my tastes – karma's a myth only very young children could take seriously – but, on careful observation over the last 30 years or so, it's my belief that, above a certain socio-economic level in our culture, most people get what they really want, whether they acknowledge it or not.
For instance, a guy who wants to go to college at UCLA but whose parents want him to go to college locally. If he stays and goes to college locally, what he really wants is to keep his parents happy. If you want to leave your significant other but stay with them because you don't want to be alone, what you really want is to not be alone. If you hate your job but you don't want to lose your pension or threaten your income by shifting to something you'd rather do, what you really want is your pension or your income. If you're bored by crappy, outdated concepts in comics and want exciting, original material, but you keep spending your comics budget on crappy comics with outdated concepts, what you really want is crappy comics with outdated concepts.
It's not a difficult equation."
'Nuff said (for now).