“Daniel Clowes, where do you get the ideas for such ugly faces?” And Dan goes, “Well, look, have you ever been to Chicago?”
Comic art is thus a literary medium in transition from mass popularity and cultural disdain to a new respectability as a means of expression and communication, and this new respect is evident first in the attitudes of the creators themselves.
The best superhero comics that have ever been created are both completely timeless and completely of their time.
Kids don’t even read comic books anymore, they’ve got more important things to do — like video games.
Nothing irks me as a sign that comic shops have calcified to their detriment as much as the fact that so many still seem to be specifically resistant to female customers.
Graphic novels and comics with sexual content are far more likely to be banned than their equally racy prose peers.
Comic books in general were a real need for me; a key to survival in what I perceived to be a lonely world.