Comics follow society. They don’t lead society.
William Moulton Marston, the guy who created Wonder Woman, was a noted psychiatrist. He’s the guy who invented the polygraph,… [Read More]
Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s… [Read More]
The main reason why comics can’t work as films is largely because everybody who is ultimately in control of the… [Read More]
American writers often say they find it difficult to write Superman. They say he’s too powerful; you can’t give him… [Read More]
I prefer to work out my thoughts on the page and to challenge my own certainties by creating characters who… [Read More]
In terms of newspaper cartoons, I tend to go for something that makes me laugh first, rather than a political… [Read More]
One of the historical roots of modern comics is of course the political cartooning of the early newspapers; the mechanical… [Read More]
The most energizing thing about comics these days is you don’t have to be in any school. Each and every… [Read More]
She-Hulk was the extension of the male power fantasy. So it’s like if I’m going to be this geek who… [Read More]
The real name for She-Hulk was Slut-Hulk. That was the whole point. Let’s just make this green chick with enormous… [Read More]
I think every time you take a female character, a black character, a Hispanic character, a gay character, and make… [Read More]
Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn’t even know his name today.
If the character can do no wrong and is perfect in every way, he is not a terribly interesting character.
I’m probably the quintessential hack writer. I don’t get inspirations as such. And when I don’t have something to write,… [Read More]
I never thought that Spider-Man would become the world wide icon that he is. I just hoped the books would… [Read More]
In comics, things are very different: words and pictures are far from being redundant. In comics, that is, words and… [Read More]
What sets the Marvel movies apart from a lot of the other superhero movies is they start with the comics…. [Read More]
I look at Jason Aaron as being the Hemingway of comic book writers.
I collected every comic strip that existed, from Mickey Mouse to Superman. The next thing that arrived was rock ‘n’… [Read More]
DISCOURSE was deemed Man’s noblest attribute, And written words the glory of his hand; Then followed Printing with enlarged command… [Read More]
I really think comics are more fun when they play to their strengths, and do the things that movies can’t… [Read More]
There’s always room for more, there’s always room for further diversity. Whether it’s more Latino characters, or more Black characters,… [Read More]
Go to Germany kids. Maybe Budapest if you’re not Jewish. But this is something that I’m remembering from interviewing Al… [Read More]
Translating comics requires special skills beyond the purely linguistic. For a start, the space allocated to speech/ thought balloons and… [Read More]
It’s dangerous to have a retrospective while you’re alive.
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen film cost 100 million because Sean Connery wanted 17 million of that – and a… [Read More]
I don’t have bad blood with Marvel per se, aside from the fact that I think they’re a poorly run… [Read More]
I’m outraged and deeply concerned for the future of digital comics. You should be too. Shame on you, ComiXology. Shame… [Read More]
No idea has proven more damaging to the comics industry than the myth that its professionals — not just creators,… [Read More]
An actual increase in the volume of comics criticism is not necessarily desirable or even achievable considering the state of… [Read More]
Comics criticism doesn’t actually need more people who are interested in comics (that is a given considering the insular nature… [Read More]
Comics must be the only art form where the most prominent commentators in the field (who shall remain nameless) regularly… [Read More]
If you want to sell things, then sell them—send them to famous cartoonists, influential publishers, and comics critics who are… [Read More]
dear william stanhope: most important decision i ever made came at age 9…i was collecting Buck Rogers comic strips, 1929,… [Read More]
I don’t normally feel like being a woman in this field is enough to justify having to answer questions about… [Read More]
Once I’m finished drawing a comic, it’s done for me. It’s over. Everything that happens outside of that, with it… [Read More]
It seems like cartoonists and any freelance craftsperson or artist has to constantly be skirting around the outside of society,… [Read More]
Everyone doesn’t like their early work. It’s just a gut reaction, feeling sick. I can’t look at them or think… [Read More]
There’s an entire generation of young artcomix makers whose work just isn’t being reviewed at all. (…) An entire generation,… [Read More]
It’s exceedingly easy to type up your strongest single impression of a new work and post it to Facebook, Twitter,… [Read More]
The small subculture of engaged comics reviewers is getting older, myself included. I really hope that members of the younger… [Read More]
The number one market for art comics is art comics makers.