Home
Advice

Comics

Animation

Goodies

Big To Do
MORE...
About Us

Archive
“Saving Love Lives The World Over!” e-mail e-mail to a friend in need

December 29, 2008

Heartbreaking

Filed under: pop culture — posted by Chris @ 11:10 am

My Spirit ScreamsI suffered my own personal heartbreak on the day after Christmas: I saw “Frank Miller’s The Spirit” — a movie that defies logic, taste, the basics of filmmaking, and, most importantly, the source material, Will Eisner’s The Spirit.

Eisner literally wrote the book on graphic storytelling, and his influence on comic book creators — both writers and artists — is so ginormous that the industry’s awards are called The Eisners. His work on The Spirit — in particular the postwar period — is an unparalleled achievement in artistry, combining the mainstream charm of a newspaper strip with groundbreaking film-style visuals all in service to a smart, taut, O. Henry-style short story. To see his soulful, whimsical masterpiece translated to film as a dreary, awkward catalog of Frank Miller’s personal fetishes is a cringe-inducing experience that diminishes two comics legends. People reading comics have known this for some time, but now we have box-office returns to prove that Miller, who wrote some influential comics 20 years ago, is now a mannered, self-aggrandizing hack.

Our Breakup Girl comics are heavily influenced by Will Eisner’s The Spirit. When we first set about trying to tell a rich story in only six (later five) pages, I couldn’t help but study the old Spirits which were just seven pages, but pack a punch greater than most of today’s 32-page comics. Plus, Eisner, always stretching the form, found himself creating stories that were more fable than adventure, not afraid to have the hero take a backseat, and that has always been our goal with BG. Looking back I can also see how his characterizations have also played into my writing. Like The Spirit, Breakup Girl is not a wealthy playboy but a “middle-class superhero,” very much an approachable character in her glitz-free New York neighborhood, who’s costume verges on plain-clothes and who’s workaday approach to crime-fighting is full-bodied, practical and plucky.

Now imagine walking into a Breakup Girl movie and seeing Barb Wire instead. Feel my pain.

4 Comments »

  1. When someone writes an piece of writing he/she maintains the plan of a
    user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.
    Thus that’s why this post is great. Thanks!

    Comment by Luiz Gastão Bittencourt da Silva — July 17, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

  2. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger, and I
    was wanting to know your situation; many of us have
    developed some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange methods with others, be sure to shoot me an email if
    interested.

    Comment by Silvia Odete Morani Massad — July 17, 2017 @ 10:37 pm

  3. great issues altogether, you simply won a logo
    new reader. What could you recommend in regards to your publish that you simply made some days ago?
    Any positive?

    Comment by Anthony — July 18, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

  4. Hi colleagues, how is all, and what you wish for to say about this post, in my view its genuinely remarkable in support of me.

    Comment by Susan — July 18, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

  5. obviously like your website however you need to take a look at the spelling
    on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome
    to tell the truth on the other hand I’ll definitely come back again.

    Comment by Georges Sadala Rihan — July 19, 2017 @ 2:50 pm

  6. wh0cd758225 Metformin Price

    Comment by CharlesBeece — July 19, 2017 @ 7:54 pm

  7. I get pleasure from, cause I discovered exactly what I was having a look
    for. You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great
    day. Bye

    Comment by Umanizzare presídios — July 20, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

  8. Hi there, I check your new stuff daily. Your story-telling style is witty, keep it up!

    Comment by Jenni — July 20, 2017 @ 5:36 pm

  9. Wonderful website. Plenty of helpful info here. I’m sending it to a few
    pals ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thanks for your sweat!

    Comment by Pablo — July 20, 2017 @ 7:41 pm

  10. This piece of writing gives clear idea for the new users of
    blogging, that truly how to do blogging.

    Comment by Fae — July 20, 2017 @ 11:04 pm

  11. I’m extremely impressed along with your writing skills
    as neatly as with the structure for your weblog. Is that this a paid subject
    matter or did you modify it your self? Either way stay up the
    excellent high quality writing, it is uncommon to see a nice weblog like this one today..

    Comment by tercio borlenghi jr — July 21, 2017 @ 11:56 pm

  12. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been doing a
    little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner because I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this subject here on your web page.

    Comment by Lelio Vieira Carneiro — July 22, 2017 @ 8:27 am

  13. After checking out a handful of the blog posts on your website, I really like your way of blogging.
    I saved it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future.
    Please visit my website as well and tell me what you think.

    Comment by Silvia Odete Morani Massad — July 22, 2017 @ 10:54 am

  14. Hello are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to
    the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any html
    coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

    Comment by www.youtube.com — July 22, 2017 @ 8:39 pm

  15. Nice post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I’m inspired!
    Very useful information particularly the last section :
    ) I deal with such information a lot. I was looking for this particular info
    for a long time. Thanks and best of luck.

    Comment by Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior — July 23, 2017 @ 8:19 am

  16. Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue along with your
    website in internet explorer, might check this? IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a huge
    section of other people will miss your magnificent writing due to this problem.

    Comment by http://glamurama.uol.com.br/tag/augusto-de-arruda-botelho — July 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

  17. Hi colleagues, fastidious post and pleasant arguments commented at this place, I am
    actually enjoying by these.

    Comment by Kurtis — July 24, 2017 @ 3:24 am

  18. Fine way of telling, and pleasant paragraph to get data regarding my
    presentation focus, which i am going to convey in university.

    Comment by Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior — July 24, 2017 @ 3:33 am

  19. I absolutely love your website.. Excellent colors & theme.
    Did you develop this web site yourself? Please
    reply back as I’m attempting to create my very own blog and would like to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is
    named. Cheers!

    Comment by Olivia — July 24, 2017 @ 8:44 am

  20. Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks
    I’ve read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you’ve
    got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this page.

    Comment by Georges Sadala Rihan — July 24, 2017 @ 5:01 pm

  21. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my weblog so
    i came to return the want?.I’m attempting to to find things to improve my site!I
    assume its good enough to make use of a few of your concepts!!

    Comment by Georges Sadala — July 25, 2017 @ 7:43 am

  22. Very rapidly this website will be famous amid all blogging and site-building people, due to it’s pleasant articles or reviews

    Comment by Georges Sadala — July 26, 2017 @ 1:53 pm

  23. It’s awesome in support of me to have a web page, which is
    good for my experience. thanks admin

    Comment by gdjh.vxinyou.com — July 26, 2017 @ 10:17 pm

  24. Hey There. I discovered your blog the use of msn. That is an extremely neatly written article.
    I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to read extra of
    your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll
    definitely comeback.

    Comment by Glam Seamless Reviews — July 27, 2017 @ 6:44 am

  25. Hello Dear, are you truly visiting this site on a regular basis,
    if so afterward you will without doubt get pleasant know-how.

    Comment by http://www.060819.com/ — July 28, 2017 @ 5:11 am

  26. I’m not sure exactly why but this blog is loading incredibly slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end?
    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

    Comment by Noel — July 28, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

  27. wh0cd912842 [url=http://augmentin247.us.org/]antibiotics augmentin[/url] [url=http://phenergannorx.us.com/]buy phenergan[/url] [url=http://meloxicam.us.com/]Meloxicam[/url] [url=http://viagraonline24.us.org/]Viagra Tablets[/url]

    Comment by KennethMaT — July 29, 2017 @ 12:56 am

  28. Highly descriptive article, I liked that a lot. Will there be
    a part 2?

    Comment by Leonard — July 30, 2017 @ 5:01 am

  29. I am really grateful to the holder of this site who has shared
    this fantastic paragraph at at this place.

    Comment by http://ask.brant.us/ — July 30, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

  30. Hi there, I would like to subscribe for this blog to obtain newest updates, so where can i do it please help.

    Comment by switzerland travel — July 31, 2017 @ 3:14 am

  31. wh0cd929065 [url=http://toradol.shop/]toradol[/url] [url=http://remeron.world/]remeron[/url] [url=http://prednisone.world/]predizone with out a percription[/url] [url=http://flagyl.systems/]view[/url]

    Comment by CharlesBeece — July 31, 2017 @ 6:21 am

  32. Fabulous, what a web site it is! This weblog
    gives useful facts to us, keep it up.

    Comment by smdservicesllc.com — July 31, 2017 @ 11:45 pm

  33. Right here is the right web site for anyone
    who wishes to understand this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would
    want to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a topic that has been discussed for ages.

    Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

    Comment by Paul — August 2, 2017 @ 3:13 am

  34. Great delivery. Solid arguments. Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Herbert — August 3, 2017 @ 1:01 am

  35. Thank you for the good writeup. It in truth used to be a leisure account
    it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you!
    By the way, how can we be in contact?

    Comment by Sherri — August 3, 2017 @ 9:57 am

  36. It’s hard to come by knowledgeable people in this particular subject, but you seem like you
    know what you’re talking about! Thanks

    Comment by exhaust systems — August 4, 2017 @ 1:14 am

  37. It’s perfect time to make a few plans for the longer term and it’s time to be happy.

    I’ve read this put up and if I may just I wish to recommend you some fascinating things or advice.
    Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to learn more issues about it!

    Comment by jobs.itmatchpoint.com — August 4, 2017 @ 4:04 am

  38. You are so interesting! I don’t think I’ve truly read anything like this before.
    So nice to discover another person with some unique thoughts on this issue.
    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that’s needed
    on the internet, someone with some originality!

    Comment by minu.me — August 5, 2017 @ 2:41 am

  39. Wonderful web site. Lots of useful info here. I am sending it to
    several pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks on your effort!

    Comment by Jesse — August 5, 2017 @ 10:46 pm

  40. If you are going for best contents like myself, just
    go to see this web site every day for the reason that it provides quality contents,
    thanks

    Comment by Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior — August 7, 2017 @ 1:24 am

  41. Hi there friends, its impressive article
    on the topic of educationand entirely explained, keep it up all the time.

    Comment by Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior — August 7, 2017 @ 8:08 pm

  42. wh0cd333608 [url=http://hoodie.reisen/]hoodia[/url] [url=http://purim.reisen/]purim[/url] [url=http://vytorin.world/]vytorin[/url] [url=http://precose.world/]generic precose[/url]

    Comment by TracyPesia — August 8, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

  43. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful read!!
    I certainly loved every little bit of it. I have
    got you book-marked to check out new stuff you post…

    Comment by Brain — August 8, 2017 @ 9:45 pm

  44. It is in point of fact a great and helpful piece of info.

    I’m happy that you simply shared this helpful information with us.
    Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by www.4acode.com — August 9, 2017 @ 6:08 am

  45. I’ve learn some excellent stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how so much attempt you place to make this sort of magnificent informative site.

    Comment by https://to.ly — August 9, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

  46. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that will make the greatest changes.

    Many thanks for sharing!

    Comment by www.sex8.zone — August 10, 2017 @ 7:56 am

  47. Very nice article, totally what I was looking for.

    Comment by Darci — August 12, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

  48. This is my first time visit at here and i am truly happy to read all at single place.

    Comment by butt workout — August 13, 2017 @ 4:13 pm

  49. Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work
    due to no data backup. Do you have any methods
    to protect against hackers?

    Comment by augustodearrudabotelho.co — August 17, 2017 @ 12:40 am

  50. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time
    a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!

    Comment by James Frazer-Mann — August 17, 2017 @ 10:08 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

**Mean or otherwise out-of-line comments will be deleted. That’s just how we roll.

[breakupgirl.net]

blog | advice | comics | animation | goodies | to do | archive | about us

Breakup Girl created by Lynn Harris & Chris Kalb
© 2008 Just Friends Productions, Inc.
| privacy policy
Cool Aid!

Important Breakup Girl Maxim:
Breakup Girl Sez

MORE COMICS...

Powered by WordPress