Comparing it to other mediums, comics combine my favorite aspect of film – visual storytelling – with the intimacy and personal vision of a novel.
If Shakespeare and Michelangelo were alive today, and if they decided to collaborate on a comic, Shakespeare would write the script and Michelangelo would draw it.
The persistent devaluation of comic books within the broader culture coincides with the cultural image of their immature audience.
I made the choice at some point to not fall into the trapping of calling them comics “graphic novels”.
Someone came up to me yesterday and said, ‘you know, there are live cartoonists doing work now.’ And I said, ‘well, call me when you’re sick or on your deathbed, because I’m all about publishing dead cartoonists on dead trees […]
Being in comics long enough allows you special insight into large, dysfunctional groups of people, which is handy when you’re living in a hospital.