Being a mediocre artist at least means you’re fully alerted to all the stupid mistakes you made last page while you draw the new one.
In Portugal the domain of comic publications has almost exclusively been taken over by fine art scholars and so-called “intellectual artists”.
When I was growing up there were so few well-written female characters in comics (and most other media) and that bothered me.
Comics are essentially: imagery (non-specific), and words (but not necessarily, and not forgetting that words are also images), arranged in a linear sequence to tell a story (non-specific, and in the digital realm, “linear” is up for grabs as well).
[Milton Hyland] Erickson realized – maybe the next day – that comic books are written in a very simple and direct style.