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Fri, Sep. 26th, 2008 11:25 am
My Thoughts on Minx

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Erica Currey
Tue, Oct. 7th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)

You've got some really good points here.

Would it still have failed if the economy hadn't been failing? I'm beginning to wonder if it would have anyway. I really wanted Minx to succeed.

I didn't get my hands on too many of them, the only one I own is Clubbing - which was alright. Not stupendous. I kind of cringed at the current pop-culture tech device namedrops, seemed like words like "ipod" and "laptop" were thrown in out of nowhere just to try to be cool.

From what I've seen, I don't really see how they're different from plain old indie style comics. Clubbing should have fully embraced its goth tendancies, instead of kind of playing around with the warddrobe. And Ross Campbell admitted long ago that he didn't see how Water Baby would appeal to the wholesome moral-teaching parents of girls. He does his own thing and that's cool, he admits his work is not for everybody.

I really hope somebody tries again. There need to be girls comics. I really do want to see familiar things and places drawn into my comic pages, I get tired of looking at foreign school uniforms all the time. (I also would love to see more fantasy. I actually never read anything as a kid if it only had humans in it. Fantasy all the way for me.) You know... a couple of western anime styled tv shows did it right: Totally Spies! and Avatar, huge appeal to me. Apparently the makers of those shows know something that the comics publishers do not. Totally Spies is girly in all the right ways, and Avatar is just freaking good.

I think that the idea of an ordinary girl getting whisked away to a magical world would translate SO WELL into western comics. There are a lot of manga like this for a reason. Give us a chance to mentally escape this boring life!


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