Now there is a spectrum, from the most weird, crazy, psycho pornographic stuff to pop mainstream superheroes and all that crap, there isn’t really an underground in the old sense.
Comics was my place to be safe and in control when I was growing up, because so much of what was around me wasn’t.
I think itâ€™s easier to say that all comics are shit and deal with the exceptions when they come up, rather than say that 99 percent of them are shit.
When I was growing up, the predominant genre in comics was superheroes, and superheroes are all about dual identities.
People who don’t read comics are in the same class as people who don’t watch TV or listen to the radio.
[…] the intellectual poverty of most writing on comics, infected as it is with fannish boosterism and journalistic glibness, the interview form has been the crucial venue for comics criticism and comics history.
I donâ€™t normally feel like being a woman in this field is enough to justify having to answer questions about it all the time, most frequently: ‘What is it like to be a woman cartoonist?’ Letâ€™s face it, this is not dangerous work.