We haven’t linked to the John Byrne forum lately because…well, are you surprised when a snapping turtle turns out to snap? But a recent thread where Steve Sadowski, Andy Smith and Dusty Abell try to get Byrne to try Robert Kirkman’s INVINCIBLE — even offering to send it to him for FREE, leads to further bouts of curmudgeonliness:
I always cringe when I read or hear that statement. Illustrative example of why? I set out to do “old fashioned comic book fun” and did BATMAN & CAPTAIN AMERICA and GENERATIONS. Frank Miller set out to do “old fashioned comic book fun” and did DK2.
The term simply has too wide an interpretation to have any meaning any more.
and then this sad, sad statement:
Take a look at the Commissions Gallery.
What do you THINK “inspires” me?
More if you can bear it.