Cartooning vs. Technology: How Steve Jobs Ruined Comics
This is a terrible, terrible text for oh so many reasons (most of which have been mentioned already) but it made me think: how much space do we have in the modern times to make comics (especially comic strips) without any technology whatsoever in them?
I’ve been doing it somewhat successfully for the past year and a half with Kid Amnesia and I keep making new adventures often intentionally avoiding all the different mobile devices I see children carrying all around me. One of the new (undrawn) episodes even illuminates the readers as to why is that, but am I only lucky that I don’t have tighter schedules and can write whatever I want to, not limited by the need to reach at least commercial (if not financial) success?
Do artists, and especially cartoonists, feel compelled to write/draw about technology? Does everything in our lives really have to revolve around our cell phones and other mobile technology?