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 Gen, Watchmen, 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
ARTICLES FEATURING BRUCE
Aberrant Behavior: On Alex Toth
I knew Toth — not all that well, but well enough to realize at a certain point that avoiding contact with him was a positive and healthy lifestyle....