Dec 21, 2007
Having launched The Daily Cross Hatch last February, I don’t feel especially confident making any sort of overarching statement comparing the comics of 2007 to years past. While I’ve been reviewing the medium for years, they have, without a doubt, become a far more significant aspect of my life this past calendar year than I could have ever imagined, and as such, it seems unfair to suggest that 2007 was somehow better or worse than, say, 2006 or 2005.
I will say this, however: the more time I spend seeking out new works, the more clear it becomes that, as cliché as such a sentiment surely sounds, we are truly lucky to be living during this period of such overwhemingly tremendous output. One would be hard-pressed to cite another field in which so much unadulterated creativity flows forth, largely unchecked.
Attempting to whittle down my top picks to a list of five or ten was nearly impossible. So, in order to take a bit of the spotlight off of me—and to give back to some of the patient folks who have sat by and smiled as we here at The Cross Hatch saw fit to spend the year waxing critical, I’ve put the listing to some of the artists, writers, publishers, and culture jammers who have helped make this site what it is today—and god damned, it’s a long list indeed.
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