I just read a 71434-0.html”>Wired article interviewing Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics. I had to read this book for a YA lit class, and boy howdy, it was effective. It explains the depth and breadth of comic styles and functions. If you ever need to know more (even if you know a lot) about comics, this is the book you need. And it’s in graphic novel form.
Anyway, the article I just read has McCloud explaining about the boom of webcomics, and how this affects the comic world, and then a nice overview of where comics are going, and one upcoming trend I find interesting – the family-friendly tween genre. Except I kind of hate the word tween, but that’s neither here nor there.