Meet Aidan, a teenager who frequently drops by the bookstore to discuss comics, movies, and random hypothetical situations with me. Aidan is a high school student who perhaps one day would like to make a living contributing to commercial projects so he "doesn't have to eat Ramen every day." His friend described his drawings as "realistically anime-ish."
Recently, while discussing the works of Mike Mignola and lamenting the fact that he couldn't attend an upcoming comic book convention, I asked if he wanted to take part in the GuysLitWire survey. "I love surveys!" he exclaimed, and so:
Books recently read for fun: Scott Pilgrim graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Aidan and his girlfriend recently attended a convention dressed as Scott and Ramona.)
Books recently read for school: The Crucible by Arthur Miller; Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
Books in your to-read pile: Too many to list!
Favorite authors and illustrators: Alan Moore. I like Watchmen. All of his stuff is good. V for Vendetta is good, and so is League of Extraordinary Gentleman. I like his original graphic novels better than the movie versions. The Killing Joke is good, and it's got Batman in it!
Favorite superhero: Batman. Batman. Obviously Batman.
Favorite genres: Everything! I like sci-fi. I like fantasy. I like historical fiction. I like all of them. I like good things. I like all the things.
Why do you like comic books? Because they are fun. [I like] great illustrations and great stories.
Favorite movies: The Godfather; This is Spinal Tap
Do you listen to music (or TV) while you read? No. It's distracting.
Do you finish every book you start? No.
In conclusion: Aidan is a fan of boiled eggs and warm socks. Not together.
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