Excerpt from Mike Sack’s interview with Eightball and Ghost World creator Dan Clowes:
Do you think that the generation who grew up with the Internet will find this connection in other, less creative methods?
You mean, to write a banjo blog instead of actually learning how to play a banjo? You would think that there would be no good artists or writers or musicians anymore, but there are plenty out there who are just as good as anyone from any other generation.
And yet there was something to be said for the learning process in the pre-Internet era. If you were really interested in an obscure movie or a little-known artist, you would go out and research on your own, and every little tidbit of information had such power and weight. Nowadays, you can just click on Wikipedia and learn everything in five minutes. The thrill of discovery is greatly lessened.
Point taken, Dano. Back to drawing and writing.