The secret of being a successful comic book editor is the same as being a successful movie director: you hire the right people.
Comics criticism doesn’t actually need more people who are interested in comics (that is a given considering the insular nature of the hobby); what it needs is people who are interested in criticism.
If you’re creating a strip and people are enjoying it who cares whether it’s in print or on the web.
Neal Adams kind — and that includes Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, and my own father, God rest his soul, none of these men had a nanosecond’s patience with self-pity.
Graphic novel is a red herring name — something that was come up with to provide a more respectable term for comic book.
It’s at the literary end of comics you sense a narrowing of the range, the main strand being a sort of studied Pekarian drabness.