I had gone to the movies and seen these 300 Spartans.
I had a big portfolio of artwork that I wanted to show him [Neal Adams].
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.
Cartoon art is the craft of reuniting the word and the picture, using the drawing itself as communication more than as cold representation.
Drawing a comic book is a peculiar craft.
Comics drawn in slavish imitation of photography are almost as bad as those awful fumettis occasionally produced, despite all good sense, in Europe, those pasted-up things that are the worst and dumbest and most joyless corruption of the artform imaginable.
He [Will Eisner] sought for comics to be next to prose, where I always thought of comics as being another scrappy form, messing in popular culture.