By 1969, the author John Updike, who had entertained ideas of becoming a cartoonist in his youth, addressed the Bristol Literary Society, on "the death of the novel". Updike offered examples of new areas of exploration for novelists, declaring "I see no intrinsic reason why a doubly talented artist might not arise and create a comic strip novel masterpiece."-- Wikipedia
I've loved this quote. I wish we could have had our Updike graphic memoir. Imagine! I find the discussions on "death of the novel" immaterial and droll, but Updike was certainly seeing "back to the future"when he envisioned a double-fisted format of storytelling.
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