The notion that this popular mass art form might be capable of embracing higher artistic ambitions is treated with outright scorn and derision. Too many creators feeling like they’ve caught lightning in a bottle are wary about fooling with the formula. Now this is quite possibly a character flaw of some stripe on my part, but those are the kind of odds that really make it feel like, well . . . just like Christmas. I should also add that what I’ve just laid out is a broad generalization and that there remain pockets of resistance (and I’m including you here, dear reader) where people are fighting the good fight. Still, it’s called a “generalization” because it’s generally true.
From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume Four