There’s simply a style and level of craftsmanship in the best of the Franco-Belgian classics that is nowhere to be found nowadays. If you look at a page of Macherot, for instance, there is literally no one in American comics who has that pure, simple, straightforward ability to tell an exciting and funny story. Franquin draws better than anyone before or since: He’s literally the greatest comics draftsman in the history of comics, and I say this without a shred of exaggeration.