The day should one day arrive when every home will have its own machine to produce a newspaper, beamed in through television or telephone circuits, and when the only publications left on news-stands will be magazines and paperbacks.
The future is in fact full of exciting possibilities for the visual arts. The time could come —the signs are already apparent— when the traditional overdominance of the printed word in European culture will collapse. With ever-increasing exposure to visual stimuli and a heightening appreciation of them, the devaluation of pictures, moving or still, to low-grade pulp for the masses on the one hand and an art so esoteric that only an elect few can understand it on the other, can be reversed.
With their ingenuity and style, and above all their rich variety of fantasy, the comic strips will have a place in the brave new world.
-George Perry, “Always a Place for Comics,” 1967” —Quote included in my PhD dissertation, Priego, Ernesto (2010) The Comic Book in the Age of Digital Reproduction (Information Studies, University College London)