Self-Portraits of the Artists in Pictures
By Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent
The temptation with new technology is to see only what’s new about it. But take a closer look at what many young artists are doing online with digital tools, and you will soon see that, amid all the Instagrams and tweets, other, seemingly old-school forms like comics are emerging as areas of sustained or even renewed interest. With access to an incredible archive of comics online and with nonstop connections to a huge global community of like-minded contemporaries, younger artists are creating new versions of the old comic book formats that pick up where Archie left off and breathe new life into these old models.