Bruce Canwell

Associate Editor and lead writer for IDW Publishing's Library of American Comics. Frequent comic(s) freelancer. Baseball fan. 
 

"I laugh whenever I see self-important terms like “canon” being bandied about. The comics world is so broad and vast and variegated, I suspect no two persons involved in it — as creators, critics, or readers and fans — have exactly the same reading experience, so everyone has his own individual “canon” that emerges out of that experience. Strong work gets noticed, but any given piece — “Battle Flag,”Barefoot GenWatchmen, you name it — is viewed through the prism of each individual “canon,” each individual’s unique cumulative reading experience. So to me, “canon” is one of those terms that sounds great, but is essentially meaningless."

Bruce Canwell