Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Medium/Genre, Genre/Medium

So, is science fiction a medium or a genre? From a Telegraph article by the confusing Tim Martin:

"Like science fiction, this is a medium with its roots in pulp and the alternative: for every scholar who attempts to trace the history of sequential art back to pre-Columbian parchment or the Bayeux Tapestry, there will be 50 diehards who claim it all started with Superman."


"The central misconception around comics is the idea that they're a genre, not a medium. "