I’ve been close to nervous breakdown, sheer exhaustion, or profound existential crisis several times doing this stuff, and somehow, I always bounce back refreshed with new ideas.
If comics are simply going to be a cheap way of producing storyboards for major Hollywood productions, then you might as well start chipping out the tombstone now.
However useful we cartoonists are as licensed idiots, we’re not quite safe either, not least because as satirists it’s our job – and our vocation – to mock the rich and powerful, a group which rather noticeably and inconveniently includes the kind of people who own and edit newspapers and other media.
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.
I had a publisher who felt comics were just for little kiddies, so he never wanted me to use words of more than two syllables.