Idle Worship Archive

  • Joe Moviegoer Still Isn't Reading Comics Either

    The hoped-for resurgence of comics-reading in the wake of Iron Man and the like has not occurred. We have yet to discover how to get people who like comics as an idea to like them as a fact, and buy them.

    Written by willow on Mar 2, 2010

  • Brubaker Gets Bagged

    Willow is disappointed by the reactions of Ed Brubaker and Marvel to this whole teabagger controversy.

    Written by willow on Feb 15, 2010

  • Où Sont Les Cons D'Antan?

    That means ‘where are the Cons of yesteryear’ in French, by the way, in case you weren’t yet in awe of Willow's brilliance.

    Written by willow on Feb 1, 2010

  • Jeeves Still Doesn't Read Comics

    For years, mainstream literary circles have been aflutter over graphic novels. Yet almost no graphic novels make it on to bestseller lists, or even Best-Of lists.

    Written by willow on Jan 11, 2010

  • It Really Is Crack

    When I was a geek, I spake as a geek, I thought as a geek, I reasoned as a geek; when I became a writer of mainstream news-oriented nonfiction, I put away geekish things.

    Written by willow on Dec 22, 2009

  • Thoughts from the Edge

    Willow steps away from comics for a moment. Instead, she reports on the Islamic fundraising banquet she attended, and how she tries to make her Islamic and artistic beliefs meet in real life.

    Written by willow on Dec 7, 2009

  • Whither the Spiders from Mars?

    This week: the column Willow was going to write last week. Yes, that means Young Liars finally gets its due.

    Written by willow on Nov 23, 2009

  • You Can't Print That: My Weird Week and Web Comics

    Willow turns to the world of web comics in this week's instalment of Idle Worship.

    Written by willow on Nov 16, 2009

  • Slouching Toward Bethlehem

    Willow examines the cathartic effect of re-imagining war through fiction with special reference to Vertigo's Unknown Soldier and DMZ.

    Written by willow on Nov 9, 2009

  • The Crumb Controversy, or Why I am an Iconoclast

    Willow takes a look at the controversy surrounding Robert Crumb's adaptation of the Biblical Book of Genesis.

    Written by willow on Oct 26, 2009

  • In Which Willow Reads Shojo Manga

    Willow's taste for artsy anime was developed at a young age, but only because I was a total poser.

    Written by willow on Oct 19, 2009

  • Comfort Trades

    Recently on Twitter, Neil Gaiman inadvertently started a meme: comfort books. We’ve all got them—those novels, anthologies and books of poetry we reach for when we just want to curl up with something cozily escapist.

    Written by willow on Oct 12, 2009

  • A Very Modern Misogynist

    Oh dear. G. Willow Wilson swore she’d stay away from the Irene Adler scandal, but she haven’t had this much schadenfreudian fun in ages.

    Written by willow on Oct 5, 2009

  • Fight, Woman, Fight

    A week before testing for her orange belt in kajukenbo, G. Willow Wilson has been thinking a lot about female costumed heroes.

    Written by willow on Sep 28, 2009

  • Our Lord of the Quarter Bin

    There is only Islam, and 1.3 billion idiots doing their best to follow it. G. Willow Wilson is one of them.

    Written by willow on Sep 21, 2009

  • Earhart Mania

    G. Willow Wilson allows herself a moment of zeitgeistly pride for calling the Amelia Earhart fever that is sweeping the globe.

    Written by willow on Sep 14, 2009

  • Print Idols and Digital Icons

    Everyone not living in a remote mountain monastery knows that print news is in trouble. Luckily, the comics industry started looking ahead ten years ago.

    Written by willow on Sep 7, 2009

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