Most people don't know how to tell stories.
Life is incredibly short, yet we're always told that change takes time. For a race of mortals, dicking around just isn't acceptable.
The first step to stringing the boss up from a lamppost is saying the boss is a moron.
Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
When you do a cartoon based on news headlines, you do it based on incomplete information.
Anyway, I tried liking Jimmy Corrigan but I couldn't.
If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go before I can write a good graphic novel.
It's a perfectly valid position to not like Shakespeare.
Close friends love you for who you are; not what they want you to be.
On the ground, Pakistan is the most virulently anti-American state on the planet.
When you have birds you stare at them a lot and their eyes are recessed on their head. When they look at something they tilt their head in a quizzical expression.
When I put together a graphic novel, I don't think about literary prose. I think about storytelling.
Money stress is what used to remind me of my Dad most.
Up until 1995, I still had a day job that I hated. I was still personally involved in things in the 90s.
Trying to rebuild Afghanistan on the cheap has left the country in the hands of warlords and an impotent Northern Alliance puppet regime that runs Kabul and nothing else.
There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair.
The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least $5 to $10 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country.
The best thing about being a cartoonist is to walk into a bar or someone's apartment and they don't know you, but they've taped one of your pieces up.
Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He sought me out because he was a fan. I was thinking he had confused me with someone else.
I'm a better polemicist in prose.
I'm a better editorial cartoonist by default because so many editorial cartoonists out there are so awful.
Do our government's poorly paid contract killers deserve our 'support' for blindly following orders?
The word 'hero' has been bandied about a lot to refer to anyone killed in Afghanistan or Iraq. But anyone who voluntarily goes to Afghanistan or Iraq [as a soldier] is fighting for an evil cause under an evil commander in chief.
Saddam Hussein, influenced by fascism, ordered the deaths of tens of thousands of people, fought two disastrous wars, turned his nation into an international pariah and ruined his country's economy. In other words, his record is identical to George W. Bush's.
Anyone should be able to read comics.
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