Erik Larsen Shares His Thoughts On Cursing In Comics

Posted by August 24, 2013 Comment

LarsenImage co-founder and Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen spent some time sharing his views on cursing in comics on his twitter feed. Larsen is known for his strong opinions and speaking his mind. Here he brings up the issue that writers have to address a lot… do you use cursing, how much do you use it and how do you show it? Is it better to avoid it, black it out, use symbols or just let it fly.

What Larsen is working on this morning to bring up the topic is unknown… but it could be very interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a writer I think Larsen brings up valid points and the use of language is an issue. Over use makes the reader desensitized. I’ve had a case recently where I put a single curse word into a story and felt it really had a dramatic effect. The publisher blacked out the word and in doing so stripped away the moment. I would rather have had the option to re-write the line than to have it just blacked out.

(Last Updated August 24, 2013 3:55 am )

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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