I just became one with my browser software.
I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.
Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level.
I always thought of Levittown as a joke.
I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.
I had a very diametrically opposite set of parents.
Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.
The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light.
Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years never took himself seriously as an artist.
My first character was Mr. Toad.
Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere.
If something is going on in my life, it winds up getting into my strip.
I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if thats what youd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other.
Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid, to me there's nothing real about it; it's an adult using a kid's body as a mouthpiece.
Frivolity is a stern taskmaster.
All life is a blur of Republicans and meat.
When I was an art student in the early 60′s before the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist.
Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr.
Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions. Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness.
What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature obviously it takes a whole team of people, and Zippy is my work. I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.
I hate Calvin and Hobbes. I think its a big re-hash of formula kid strips.
Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character.
A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.
Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively.
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