We received a note the other day about Time’s Top Ten of Everything being far from everything, since it doesn’t include Graphic Novels. It does have a (rather unimaginative, we think) Top 10 Editorial Cartoons, and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book made the Top Ten Books.
It’s a little sad, considering that last year, Comics got their own top ten , led by ACHEWOOD, and in 2006, FUN HOME was named the Best Book, period. Why the diss? Could it be the continuing vacuum left when regular comics reviewer Andrew Arnold departed a few years ago? (Comics-friendly Lev Grossman is still on board, however.)
The loss of a single comics mole can signal a serious crimp in any media outlet’s comics coverage. For instance, we haven’t noticed as much comics coverage at Entertainment Weekly since Nisha Gopalan left.
This could all be a coincidence. Or maybe comics just aren’t the cool new thing, any more, or not as cool as eating goat meat, anyway.