“Why are so few of us left active, healthy, and without personality disorders?”
We’re losing another good one, as Steven Grant has announced that he is quitting his Permanent Damage column at CBR:
Well, it’s time to go. As several who solved last week’s Ultimate Comics Cover Challenge suspected, this is the final Permanent Damage. Partly due to time. Between Master Of The Obvious and Permanent Damage, I’ve been doing this over ten years now. That’s a longer stretch than I’ve ever done on anything, professionally anyway. I’m tired, I have way too much other work bearing down on me, and I’ve run out of things to say. Maybe if comics were a field on fire I might have more things to say, and might again. What we’ve got right now, if you scrape away all the pretty lights and look at the underbelly, is pretty much the same as it ever was. Not that I’m disgruntled, I’m not, I’m having a good time, but I’ve got nothing new to say about it. Every column I’d be likely to write this year can easily be capsulized in a quote from Douglas Adams:
Grant’s archives will remain available, a repository of observations on many subjects–politics, films, comics — that were trenchant without being merely cynical, and supplanted snark with observation. Grant is contributing comics reviews to TCJ.com, and working on various screenplays, comics and other projects so he’s far from gone.