Also, Season 1 of Mythomania is now complete.
Wow – is this turning into something philosophical?! I believe this comic can go ANYWHERE from here… and I’ll happily follow.
This suddenly got satirical. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but this could be construed as a commentary on what feels like an attack on the arts by those parts of the government.
Obviously, this just makes it more interesting. I do miss seeing Yumi on this site, though. Her presence should be seen as well as felt!
My thoughts: The Praxians have obviously neglected the possibilities inherent in interdimensional trade. Other intelligent species are out there, after all— as exemplified by the zoo.
Hmmm.. I suppose that’s why they’re so technologically advanced. They do nothing but science…? I’m glad I don’t live there.
Me too! I’d be the first Praxian to live in the zoo.
I really love where this is going. Art is important! (It is to me.)
Gads, this guy can draw straight lines freehand? Damn you, Andy Go. Damn you.
derek, between mythomania and tune, you.ve need to know you’ve offically been added to the list of gods on my on personal comics mount Olympus. lol
Shucks, thanks, Daimon. I’ll be sure to sip my comics ambrosia with gusto. Seriously though, glad you’re digging the work! I wish more people would give Mythomania a shot like you.
I love the irony. My enjoyment from reading a comic about the Praxians’ contempt for comics proves the error of their philosophy.
This panel really struck me in that it shows me a huge aspect of Praxian
culture and the abandonment of art. I can’t say I agree that any
advancement of society without art is even possible.
Art has existed for a long time across many cultures of human history.
It is rare to find any culture without any form of painting, sculpture,
music, dance, fictional literature, etc. It has existed alongside with
science and math without much hindrance in the progression of
each other. It is not an “either or” situation. They are merely two
sides of the same coin.
Even if it claims it is possible to have art completely eliminated in
order for science to advance significantly faster, how is it possible
for the idea of science to develop to begin with without any sort of
imagination. In order to develop lightspeed travel, there needs to
be a concept of “light” and it’s properties, which requires
experimentation, before that it needs a hypothesis, and in order
for a hypothesis to be made, it requires imagination, which,
you guessed it, is the basis of art.
Even the development of computers have to start with a bit of art
as well. Essentially, a computer is used to solve mathematical
problems. Math involves various numbers, symbols, and abstract
concepts, which you just cannot grasp without some sort of
visual representation, which is like a symbolic art form. How could
anyone use numbers if they do not know what they physically look like?
What about basic geometric shapes like the circle, triangle, or square?
I don’t even language is possible without art. Some early forms of
language are derived from the closest representation of the things
they are referring to. Did you know the Chinese character for fish
originally looked like a simple stick-figure drawing of fish?
Then again, this is a comic book. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes.
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