11/22/04 ~ Just Smile and Nod #20

Another column was posted on the Fanboy Radio website. This week, I wrote a basic overview of the "love story" genre. [read it here]

Love stories speak to our desire to connect with others in meaningful ways. Our hero starts from a standpoint of isolation, and moves towards understanding another person. Based off the notion that everyone is a puzzle, and love is not easy, the relationship becomes the ultimate prize.

"Just Smile and Nod" is a weekly column (posted every Monday) about the art of comics, about comics as literature. Currently, I've undertaken a lengthy series on genres, which should continue through the remainder of 2004.