Home is Where The (Freshly Killed) Heart Is
(Soundtrack: Sixties Jangle Radio)
This is a story from a kind of animal perspective – it’s not about animal rights or sex discrimination or dirty deals politics, although they all come into it. It’s about meat and motion, hunger and fear and survival.
Pretty much invalidates it, no?
Well…maybe not…we’ll have to see (Morrison always gives a far less nuanced account of himself in his interviews/prefaces/manifestos than in his scripts)
It just seems to me that, if you’re going to give your protagonists access to language, you’re going to have to find a way to jam some “mind” in there between the “meat” and “motion”–I think we got more than enough of the latter two from Zola and his “naturalist” buddies about a hundred years ago–and, of course, that process is already under way in We3, notably here:
I’ll say this though: those cover illustrations have taken on a whole new significance, in light of these comments… Clearly, there’s no going back to the cosy niches pictured in those photos (and you know, it’s a fancy of mine that, if there actually was a Heaven, it’d be just one massive bulletin board filled with similar posters lamenting the “disappearance” of each and every one of us), once you’ve learned the art of conversation and killed a slew of dictators. So Bandit may be in for the Thomas Wolfe treatment… And it’s pretty amusing that the cat is the spokesmammal here for the cynical life (and the inspiration for my cheezy post-title)–the “Cynics” were the “dog philosophers”, after all!
Oh well, we’ll know a lot more when the next issue comes out…meanwhile I’ll get to work on those Morrison/Quitely X-Men, in between assignments!
Oh yeah–and Ed Cunard has a blog! Better still, he promises to embed his comics-talk in a broader aesthetic context than most folks in the “comics media” are willing (or able!) to. I have complete faith in this man! Encourage him!
Good Night Friends!