QuotesOnComics.com, run and curated by Paulo Patrício, is exactly what its name says it is: a website with random quotes on comics, some hilarious, some dead serious, others thought-provoking, but all stimulating and thoroughly inspirational.

Press & Mentions

“On Thursday and it was Erik Larsen talking about a Grant Morrison quote (he was supporting it) and yesterday/early this morning it was Ryan K Lindsay pointing out the site as an interesting resource which it is. Quotes are always fun and interesting because it’s just a nugget of what’s actually said. Because of that it can be reinterpreted in different ways.”

Dustin Cabeal
Comic Bastards

“I enjoyed spending too long hitting the ‘Give Me Another Quote’ button a few dozen times. Try it for yourself…”

Khoi Vinh
Subtraction

“An excellent source of free time destruction.”

J. Caleb Mozzocco
Newsarama

“Quotes on Comics gives you what’s in the name, presented randomly for your diversion.”

Mike Baehr
Flog!

“Random testimonials such as the above, and other thoughtful quotes from comics practitioners. Proprietor Paulo Patrício hopes to keep expanding it with ever more pithy sayings.”

Heidi MacDonald
The Beat

“This will probably save Dirk Deppey five minutes a day or so when he does ¡Journalista!”

Glenn Hauman
ComicMix

“Quotes from authors, celebrities and artists on comic books, one at a time.”

Ron Nurwisah
National Post

“A growing collection of sound bites, thoughts, quips, and nuggets of wisdom surrounding the medium.”

John Martz
Drawn

“Nos puede parecer algo irrelevante, pero puede tener su utilidad, como poder disponer en cualquier momento de citas curiosas de todo tipo de personas y personajes célebres para añadir a tu blog si es de temática relacionada con el cómic o simplemente pasar unos minutos leyendo frases de autores conocidos.”

Mi Lápiz

“Todos los días una cita sobre tebeos.”

Álvaro Pons
La Cárcel de Papel

Notes & Acknowledgements

Version 1.0
Launched on March 3, 2009, was inspired by QuotesonDesign.com, QuotesOnComics.com was created in WordPress, using a template modified from Blue Kino by Kino, with additional programming by José Carvalho.
Thanks to José Rui, owner of Mundo Fantasma comic book store, for the motivation. Special thanks to those who tested the site version 1.0 before launch and provided useful feedback: Kate Bailey, Marco Riciputi, Roman Cho, Amelia Anthony and Gérard Blanchet.

Version 2.0
Went live on February 21, 2013, adopting a blog-style format, but with random quotes.

Version 3.0
Online as of May 14, 2013, based upon Version 1.0 – i.e. with a “random button”. Right/left key navigation between posts implemented, but most importantly, QuotesOnComics.com it is now responsive.Authors are now listed in alphabetical order. Special thanks to Mr. Fred for all his help.

Version 3.1
On July 23, 2013, we reached 1000th quotes, to celebrate that we launched a generative comic using 4 random quotes out of our database.

A very special thanks goes out to Matt Madden for his ongoing support and advice.

Contact

Existential questions and other doubts?
Send an e-mail to: info [@] quotesoncomics [.] com

12 Responses to “About”

  1. Hey Paulo,
    My name is Tony Medeiros from Montreal and I print a newspaper about comic book entertainment called Sandbox World. Great idea with your site. Keep it up.

  2. Torsten Adair says:

    Nice idea. Some suggestions:
    Place a “question mark” icon next to each contributor which allows one to click through to research who the source is.

    Alphabetize the author index by last name. Redesign to make it easier to scan, perhaps as a list.

    If possible, index the quotes so that keyword searching is possible.

    And here’s a submission from President Clinton:
    ““When the other speakers were talking, I was sitting up here on the platform, listening and reveling. And they got talking about work, and I got to thinking about all the different things I’ve done to make a
    living in my life. When I was 13, I made a very foolish short-term business investment: I set up a comic book stand and sold two trunks full of comic books. Made more money than I had ever had in my life. But if I had saved those trunks, they’d be worth $100,000 today. [Laughter]”
    (source: Public Papers of the President, 1993, Books I & II)

    (President Reagan was a fan of the funny pages. Eisenhower (and other presidents) were honored by the National Cartoonists Society.)

  3. Paulo Patrício says:

    @ Tony

    Thank you for your encouragement.

    @ Torsten

    Thank you for your suggestions.

    A search function was already planned, is now being tested and will be added soon. Sorting the author index by last name would be useful, I will give it a thought. I didn’t understand the “question mark icon” bit, sorry.

    About Clinton’s quote: he has said that in several interviews (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BIAuETf3n4), but I just haven’t had time to transcribe it. So, thank you very much for sending!

  4. Jim Medway says:

    Great site – I’ll be back every day!
    I saw a Picasso quote somewhere, along the lines of “my one regret is that I never made comics” – and there’s a Desmond Tutu one out there if you can find it!

    Thanks for doing this!

  5. Paulo Patrício says:

    Thank you Jim for the suggestions!
    Your visit is always welcome and
    you can also subscribe to the RSS feed.

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    Supercool!

  8. Bommarujo says:

    I have been following Jon Gorga’s work for quite some time and been thrilled by your picking up this quote from his site: “The magic of comics is in the ’sequential’ part of sequential art…” (Read more: http://www.quotesoncomics.com/?cat=464#ixzz19zkcGXME).

    Another worthwhile including: “A world that moves without motion and speaks without sound.”

  9. @Bommarujo: thank you, that one also caught our attention. It’s already scheduled and will go live soon.

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