You all know this is going to happen

DeathDog
DeathDog

a comic book writer is going to win the Nobel Prize in your lifetime

You all know this is going to happen. Who will he be, Veeky Forums?

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ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Donlad Trumfp

eGremlin
eGremlin

Not if I kill myself before then

FastChef
FastChef

It will be a comic about a paraplegic autistic gay transman

JunkTop
JunkTop

Bronald Blumpf

whereismyname
whereismyname

Jordan B. Peterson

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Nojokur
Nojokur

god you're so boring

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

You know it's true, though.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Takehiko Inoue

Soft_member
Soft_member

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SomethingNew
SomethingNew

He’s right.

idontknow
idontknow

he's right

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

his bright

Evilember
Evilember

there's literally nothing to indicate it tho. i agree that a comic is going to win within the next century, but when it does, it will far more likely to be one that is based around subversion of common comic tropes a la the superhero or detective comic rather than the kind of confessional eisner bait that's become popular in the underground scene. every time the lit prize gets awarded to an artist in a new genre/medium the first time, it's almost always the former type of work

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

either that or something of historical import, like louis riel or some shit

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

it will far more likely to be one that is based around subversion of common comic tropes a la the superhero or detective comic
Watchmen was released 30 years ago, though. I doubt something is going to come along and do anything similar nowadays.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

he right

eGremlin
eGremlin

i agree, but again, watch out for the next work like louis riel

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Would he have won the Nobel if he was still alive today?

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New_Cliche
New_Cliche

litèral hù

Illusionz
Illusionz

no, asterix is far too good to win a nobel

viagrandad
viagrandad

Goscinny is dead m8

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

i was joshin brah

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

How about Pratt? Would he have won if he had more recognition? You think he was nominated at least once in his later years?

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CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Michael Deforge

whereismyname
whereismyname

*stares into your soul*

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CouchChiller
CouchChiller

If it was going to be any one it'd have been Alan Moore.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Bill Watterson

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Probably this

Grant Morrison is also a strong contender. He touched some literary points in Arkham Asylum, Batman RIP and Final Crisis
Frank Miller is a Nobel tier narrator, but he has gone too cuckoo bananas. Never winning anything again

5mileys
5mileys

This probably. You just know the nobel committee gets hard thinking about how he quit at the peak of his game to go paint landscapes in the woods

Playboyize
Playboyize

I would have preferred Alan Moore winning than Bob Dylan tbqh

Methnerd
Methnerd

tfw the future of art is slave morality PoCWoC tranny capeshit and there's nothing you honkies can do about it

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Sacco, maybe. Or Tomine, or Seth, or Delisle, or a Hernandez bros, or Chris Ware. Lots of good stuff out there these days.

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Spamalot
Spamalot

Someday he will and you all know it.

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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Sacco or ware.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Calling it now: They won't even give it to a western comic book. Some Japanese manga writer is going to get it.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Or worse: a manhwa artist

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I'd be very happy if Yang got it. I'm enjoying his New Super-Man quite a lot if not then I think it should go to someone like Moore.

I think someone like Asano or Shūzō Oshim would definitely be deserving.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Still more deserved than Bob Dylan.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I can't say I'm too familiar with manga writers, but I'm skeptical of them deserving. I read Watchmen. It's okay. Significantly better than most comics, but that's like being the smartest kid on the short bus. It's not world-shattering. It definitely isn't good enough for a Nobel.

I imagine those manga writers are similar: They're really good for people who write manga. But Manga isn't exactly an complex medium in the first place.

Am I too far off? I don't mean to be overly dismissive, just pessimistic. I'll look into their work body of work and hope to be surprised.

Playboyize
Playboyize

What are you talking about? Comic books are dying. Say manga or light novel and you might be right.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

League of extraordinary gentlemen has some cool meta shit

Not the film, I believe. Never saw it

Snarelure
Snarelure

There's a much more robust manga market than comic, and it means there's a lot more experimentation. There is some real art out there.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Western comics really limit what you can work with compared to manga which pretty much has free reign and every western book is either Capeshit or some faux existentialist wannabe novel.

FastChef
FastChef

Looks like somebody never read Blueberry...

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

It's as interesting as he can be in a world where all art has been reduced to ticking off boxes on the intersectional checklist.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Yes, literally all art, not a single exception.

Booteefool
Booteefool

a what? why dont 2e just not tell what. prize

Emberfire
Emberfire

There is some real art out there.
Got some recs?

RavySnake
RavySnake

To be honest, it gets even me a little aroused sometimes.

TechHater
TechHater

Can't really find anything. The artistic class has been politically homogenized. There's no meaningful variation in this regard.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

I don't know if they're Nobel-tier, but I'm a fan of Vinland Saga, Pheonix by Osamu Tezuka, anything by Irie Aki, and some of Takahashi Yousuke's stuff like Mononoke Soushi or Yoruhime-sama

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

I'm agreeing with you. Literally nothing. Not one book, song, film, or poem in the last ten years has been anything remotely different than a politically correct checkbox. You should give up on all art. In fact, I think that, in protest, you should refuse to post or discuss art ever again. It would probably be better for everyone involved.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

I get too much of a kick out of complaining to stop. It's the only way to find enjoyment in such a dull world.

King_Martha
King_Martha

If moebius was alive he would be the best choice

girlDog
girlDog

Not even his best work.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Why can't comics reach the heights of literature? Is there a problem with the medium or dose it just attract childish minds?

askme
askme

Marjane satrapi is a good candidate. Remember that the nobel is a social price

likme
likme

It was stunted in its formative years by the comics code. Killed off every genre but capes, which saved them from the extinction they were headed for and instead gave them full monopoly over a medium.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Will he ever finish Vagabond? Does he even care about it anymore? I caught up to about Chapter 300 and loved it, and I only kind of like animu stuff usually. Got bogged down after that because he barely releases chapters. That must’ve been 5 years ago and he’s only released 20 some chapters since then.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Of who!? Giraud!? Yes, it was! L'Incal and all the shit he did for Jodo is mediocre next to Blueberry

Of Charlier? It's still the best

We are talking about writers

DeathDog
DeathDog

Pretty sure he wrote edena

Illusionz
Illusionz

this.
it's very good, read this muttanons, now you can buy very excellent editions of it. Imagine Rimbaud-Conrad-Tolstoy-Borges.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Full monopoly? Western comics have a huge range now. Go look at Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, or even IDW or DarkHorse's publishing lists. Or read any volume of the Best American Comics annuals. Capes don't matter at all.

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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Please read my post within the context of the conversation instead of using the kneejerk response you have anytime someone accuses capes of saturating the market.

Evilember
Evilember

Top Selling Comics of 2017:
Marvel Legacy No. 1 - capeshit
Dark Nights: Metal No. 1 - capeshit
Doomsday Clock No. 1 - capeshit
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man No. 1 - capeshit
Batman No. 21 - capeshit
Batman No. 22 - capeshit
The Flash No. 21 - capeshit
The Flash No. 22 - capeshit
Dark Nights: Metal No. 2 - capeshit
Secret Empire No. 0 - capeshit

Top Selling Manga of 2017:
One Piece - pirate adventure
Attack on Titan - dark fantasy adventure
Kingdom - historical
My Hero Academia - capeshit
Tokyo Ghoul: Re - horror thriller
Haikyuu!! - sports
Seven Deadly Sins - fantasy adventure
One Punch Man - capekino
Shokugeki no Soma - cooking
Magi - fantasy adventure

whereismyname
whereismyname

Alan Moore deserves it. Watchmen, From Hell, Providence, Swamp Thing. I'd be okay with it if it were Niel Gaiman, but nothing of his has really lived up to Sandman.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

I did. You responded to the question "Why can't comics reach the heights of literature?" Your statement was accurate once, but hasn't been since the late 1980s, and certainly isn't now. Even if cape graphic novels (forget "comics," since almost nobody but cape publishers bother with monthly titles any more) are still dominating, the expanded range is incredible, and they're selling enough to get published. Kids who grew up with bookstores stuffed with manga and graphic novels of many genres from many countries may think it's always been this way, but anyone old enough to remember the 1980s or earlier knows better.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Watchmen was okay. It was really good for a comic, but that's a low standard. It's definitely not worthy of a Nobel. Are his other works substantially better?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

One Piece - anime
Attack on Titan - anime
Kingdom - anime
My Hero Academia - anime
Tokyo Ghoul: Re - anime
Haikyuu!! - anime
Seven Deadly Sins - anime
One Punch Man - anime
Shokugeki no Soma - anime
Magi - anime

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

P-peterson? But why? Why the makeup Peterson?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Comics are more closely related to literature than fucking Bob Dylan, so honestly I don't really care.

MPmaster
MPmaster

My statement that the industry is stunted is still accurate. Capes no longer have a full monopoly, just most of one. You overestimate the number of non-cape comics, because you're used to that number being close to zero. Compared to every other medium it's still a pitiful fraction of an absurdly undersized number of publications.

girlDog
girlDog

What is the point of this post?

Inmate
Inmate

Channeling his inner benevolent mother. And just like you have to clean your room first before changing the world outside of your home, you also have to master the art of makeup first before you are allowed to criticize such things as makeup in the workplace.

idontknow
idontknow

Hmm. You're right, actually. My expectations are pretty low, but even by European standards (where capes never achieved the full domination they did in North America), the imbalance is extreme.

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Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Sounds like you haven't actually read Watchmen, but only watched the movie.

Emberburn
Emberburn

No, I read the comics. Again, it's really damn good for a comic.

WebTool
WebTool

it will be Morrison, Gaiman, Ennis, or Moore. Transmetropolitan deserved to win.

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Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

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Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

you’re right

Snarelure
Snarelure

Benis spends 18 years destroying marvel
DC hires him for Action Comics #1000
why are they doing this to me

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