The View From Wisconsin

Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Metaphysics of Web Comics

I have to give the nod over to Scott Kurtz, creator of the cartoon PvP. He had some issues with his website the last few days, and in the time it was being fixed, he pondered the existence of his characters.

It is strange how a bunch of "made up" characters, whether in book form, drawn or on TV or in movies, can have such an effect on us that they're more real to us than people that really existed. His post (and the comments of many of his readers) is an interesting commentary on the power of media - any media - on the psyche of people.