Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

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Excelsior: My Tribute To Stan Lee

Posted on November 13, 2018

*Artwork by me.   I don’t have any photos with Stan Lee. I was never lucky enough to meet the man in real life – So, on top of that, I also don’t have any touching anecdotes about how I met him in an elevator once, or how I sat down next to him at a convention, or anything else I’ve been grateful to read about him on the day of his death. Stan Lee never encountered me once during the 95 years he roamed our Earth – he didn’t know I even existed. And yet the mark he left on me was indelible, and though he didn’t know I existed – he knew lots of people LIKE me. I was an archetype in…

Why Artwork Has Been So Important In My Life

Posted on August 13, 2015

I am, by all accounts, a writer. I’ve gone through plenty of schooling for the craft of writing. I earned my BFA in creative writing back in 2004 from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish. More recently, in 2014, I earned my MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program. Despite the schooling and despite my main focus, the written art form of writing is not my sole outlet for creativity. I also create artwork in other mediums. I play a teensy bit of music, I like to dance, and when I get the hankering to do so – I love, love, love to draw. My drawing desires come in phases. I can go almost an entire year…

How An SNES Game Called Chrono Trigger Proves That Video Games Are Art.

Posted on February 6, 2015

Many people will tell you that video games are not, and can not be art. The Guardian (UK) wrote a piece about it a while back you can read HERE. The late Roger Ebert also once did a piece on the subject, which you can read HERE if you’d like. In fact, search Google and you can rest assured that you will find countless opinion pieces in which people propose all sorts of ways in which video games shouldn’t be considered art. Some of the reasons are simple, such as the Guardian’s claims that since video games don’t originate from one source, they cannot be artwork. Others are more heavy-handed in describing ways in which “high” art can make one think and feel where…