11/29/04 ~ Just Smile and Nod #21

Another column was posted on the Fanboy Radio website. This week, I wrote about the negative impact of Cinderella myth in the "love story" genre. [read it here]

The Cinderella myth is pervasive... Romance becomes the social equivalent to winning the lottery. Poor girl marries rich man. The myth encourages the idea that Prince Charming will make everything better. Love solves everything.

"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.