Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to the point where I felt I was going to have to start making and throwing bombs. I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker.
People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph.
Humor is basically a cognitive process. And it's a creative process not only on the part of the cartoonist but on the part of the viewer.
If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough.
Ah, the life of a newspaper cartoonist -- how I miss the groupies, drugs and trashed hotel rooms!
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.
Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
I'm a cartoonist, it's what I am at heart, so cartoons take reality and deform it and make it grotesque, you make it funny, but you alter it. If it works, it's based on reality. That's what I try to do.
I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail.
There is too much illustrating of the news these days. I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue.
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure.
Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don't have a single thing to worry about...That always worries me!
You have to be odd to be number one.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
I decided I was going to tell these stories. I went around and met Crumb. He was the cartoonist. I started realizing comics weren't just kid stuff.
I don't think there's any independent cartoonist whose stuff I don't like or respect in at least some way or another. We're all marginal laborers - we're practically medical oddities - so I don't see why we can't all be nice to each other.
I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.
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