100 Comics Positives For 2013: How Joey Manley Was Remembered
I loved Shaenon Garrity's obituary for the late webcomics pioneer Joey Manley at TCJ.com for its affectionate yet tough appraisal of its subject matter. It was a string of sentiments I saw mirrored in a lot of informal memories of Manley. It's hard to imagine anyone in print comics being so rigorously but fairly examined without a significant howl that the writer and the community was being overly critical in some way. It made me think better of that whole expression of comics. Manley was an interesting man whose ideas routinely outpaced the resulting reality, even though he aimed so high that where things fell usually proved to be an interesting a boon the life of those involved. It's worth saying all of that.