This is something I’ve been mulling over for the past few days. Are we wrong if we like a particular artists work .
What got me thinking about this was I got a call from my local bookstore about an order I had placed that had arrived I went to collect them and had a look around. While looking I was standing beside 2 women in they’re mid 20s I think one of them while looking at the books in my arms decided to tut and sigh quite loudly
Now before I go any further the books I had ordered were
The art of Joseph Michael linsner
The art of Disneys frozen
Cover run the art of Adam Hughes
Dynamic figure drawing
I asked if there was a problem and she muttered something along the lines of no no just the usual pervy women crap she expects from comic book fans
Now I will be honest here my brain sort of went into two halts here the first was to go on the defensive/offensive and basically ask her who the hell she was to think she can criticise what I buy and the other half was who does that to random people I’m the street.
I looked and her and said yes I agree there are major problems in the comic industry on that front I felt that these particular artists in some of my selection were no question pin up/cheesecake style they at least tried to be more realistic and different than the standard 6ft supermodel with the 12 inch waist and 44 inch chest and elastic spines
The girl looked at the top book again, the Adam Hughes book and said ” possibly, but what ever helps me sleep at night” and walked to the counter with her purchases
The second girl apologised to me, and told me her friend has a habit of being confrontational with others in stuff she believes him. I told her not to worry as her friend has some very valid points and she is right about the problems seen in comics.
We parted ways with her saying she actually owned the frozen and figure drawing books and can really recommended them
I paid for my order and went home thinking heh only in Belfast. But the more I think about it the more I think was I wrong was I fuelling a very negative stereotype buy purchasing these books.
I didn’t put this out on tumblr to be a martyr so get that out of your head if your thinking it. I put this out to get opinions and maybe some discussion on it. Can you be wrong for liking any art form, be it an artists style, a comic, a book a movie or even a tv show if it is decremental to something that is a problem in that art form.