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I tend to be the type who is overly polite and sort of ingratiating to other people.

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look; this sort of photographic realism, but with a certain abstraction that comics can give. It's kind of a fine line.

For me, the whole process involves envisioning this book in my head as I'm working.

I try personally not to be nostalgic.

I'm more interested in characters who are a little difficult.

Superman's always chasing after someone who just mugged somebody, and I've never seen that happen in my life.

When you see somebody who's got a complaining personality, it usually means that they had some vision of what things could be, and they're constantly disappointed by that. I think that would be the camp that I would fall into - constantly horrified by the things people do.

In an art school it's very hard to tell who is the best.

Nobody else feels the same way about your dog that you do.

I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other.

In a movie, you have to be mindful that no budget is going to be able to deal with running around the globe at every whim of the writer.

Yeah, I don't necessarily like endings that contrive an artificial moment of completion.

I originally just wanted to be an artist.

But I enjoy the opportunity to use swear symbols.

Comics seldom move me the way I would be moved by a novel or movie.

Even if I only had 10 readers, I'd rather do the book for them than for a million readers online.

For example, I noticed that every single kid in the high school in 'The Death-Ray' is based on somebody I went to high school with.

I had no television when I was little, just a stack of old, beat-up comics from the 1950s and 1960s.

I love the medium and I love individual comics, but the business is nothing I would be proud of.

I never feel there's anything I can't do.