Monday, March 13, 2006

21 Pages of Notes...


This Grant Morrison column is already kicking my butt. The first real post is due by the end of the week, it's supposed to be around 1,000 words, and it's supposed to cover Zenith in its entirety. Zenith is broken up into 4 Phases, and I've combed through Phases One and Two so far, found a ton of stuff worth writing about (21 pages of notes so far!) and I'm only halfway done (not even halfway really, since Phase Three is the longest section by far).

The reason I'm writing this column is to force myself to produce chapters which will then form a book about Grant Morrison. Since I see it as a book project, I'm going into the text deeply, but because the column is due every two weeks, and is supposed to be relatively short (I could easily write 10,000 words on Zenith, but would anyone want to read that much? Probably not. Would I have time to produce that much by the deadline? Definitely not).

By the way, the picture of the Zenith collection shows a swastika in the background because in Phase One, Zenith FIGHTS a resurrected Nazi villain. Plus, the swastika symbolizes something else in the context of the larger story, but you'll have to read my column at Sequart.com next Monday to find out what (if I have room to fit that explanation, that is).

4 comments:

Frank said...

You're going about it the right way, Tim...It makes me think of how I used to clean my room: to do a comprehensive job, I'd pull everything I've ever owned in my life into the middle of the floor, and go over it bit by bit. What separates you from me, though, is that you'll finish the job...comb over every angle completely. I just shoved everything back into the closet or under the bed when it got too late...I'm going to see if you completed the column...Frank

Frank said...

You're going about it the right way, Tim...It makes me think of how I used to clean my room: to do a comprehensive job, I'd pull everything I've ever owned in my life into the middle of the floor, and go over it bit by bit. What separates you from me, though, is that you'll finish the job...comb over every angle completely. I just shoved everything back into the closet or under the bed when it got too late...I'm going to see if you completed the column...Frank

Frank said...

I promise I'll get a handle on posting here. I keep hitting the publish button...

James the Glorious Anthony Marlow said...

sounds very interesting my dear timothy. i cant say i was ever very interested in comic books themselves (outside of xmen), but i do think you could interest me on the topic