I love lying to the reader and making it look like something’s happened when it hasn’t. I do feel bad about killing characters, but I don’t feel bad about them doing bad things. Maybe that makes my stories more boring.
And so, as we could have predicted, Amazon wrecks Comixology.
What has it been, less than a month since Jeff Bezos bought the most promising tool for renewing the mass distribution of comics in the digital era? I’ll give the man this: he’s moved faster to undermine an existing technology for the benefit of his own company than General Motors did when it sabotaged Los Angeles’s public transit Red Line for the benefit of the bus fleet they wanted to sell the City of Angels. Job well done, Jeff.
I like people to look at my stuff, and then again I’m always surprised and happy when they want to. I feel like that with everything I do. I trust there’s this eye on me. Maybe it comes from my fundamentalist Christian upbringing, that God’s always watching. And I guess God is looking at it, if nobody else is.
I don’t really work with people who give me feedback [on my comics], because I just want to do what I want to do.
Dear Abby, my husband is 26 years old. He drives a truck and nobody would ever take him for anything but a real he-man. My problem is that he comes home every night with a bunch of comic books. I am so ashamed that I hide them when people come over, but he sees nothing wrong with this kind of reading matter for a man his age. He won’t throw them away either because he says he might want to read them over again.
I am fed up with this foolishness. Do you think there is something wrong with him?
Dear Blanche, “there is nothing wrong with him” that wasn’t “wrong with him” when you married him. He is simply immature.
I don’t know what DC would do. Probably wait six years to figure out the situation and then throw something crappy together in a hurry.
When I’m reading a book or looking at a painting or watching a movie, I want to feel something in my body. Obviously, the body is beautiful (everyone can tell you that), but it also has an ugliness. Shits and farts. It’s a package deal. That dichotomy is important to me. I think ugliness is necessary for a comic to be beautiful. Maybe the character designs are ugly, or the drawings have ugliness, or the story has people doing ugly things. There should be a war between ugliness and beauty on the page.