Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Clues and possessions

The method I use to do my research is to read, over the years, very many comic books and analyze and classify them from as many points of view as possible. Many different patterns can be discerned in these comic books, according to the publisher, writer, draftsmen, the prevailing trend and the special genre. A lot of comic books have come to me from children themselves. And if it is feasible, whenever children refer to something they have seen in a comic book I ask them to bring me that particular comic book. When they no longer have it, I add its name to a list of "wanted" comics and try to get ahold of a copy of it later on.