I have been wondering if the story is more important than adhering to the tropes of a given medium because of this:
The above Rage comic doing the rounds with its insightful and uplifting message of nonconformity has got me thinking about how I'm going through an 'illustrated screenplay' phase (self-inflicted because of the graphic novel) of churning out static - but visually clear - images, so when I read posts like Miguel Rosa's on sequential art I get torn between feeling like I'm not learning enough and also worrying that I might be being a bit of a snob about what constitutes 'real' comic storytelling.
Then I read the like of the above and I think "fuck it." A story worth reading will always be so.
Reading: Venom Ultimate Collection, which is 18 issues' worth of nothing that rambles all over the shop and doesn't tell a full story. It's basically the comic equivalent of one of my blog posts, but I at least have the courtesy not to charge you money for it. There are some real issues with pacing, no character work, an incoherent plot, a - oh wait, this is comic about Venom. Haha, silly me - what was I expecting? This collection might not know what I want from a comic book, but it sure knows what I deserve.