Thank God for Dan Clowes. He does an interview on NPR and politely fields all the dumb questions from the interviewer and callers. It really grates on me that the interviewer repeatedly refers to comic books as “graphic fiction”. What the fuck, is it 1990 still? The lead in for the show was “The pages of comic books are most often thought of as places for superheroes and evildoers. But over the course of his career as a cartoonist and screenwriter, Daniel Clowes has turned those familiar panels into windows on the complex challenges of everyday loneliness, alienation and despair.” WTF? When is the “comics aren’t for kids anymore” tagline gonna go away? Never? Yes. Never.