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I'm definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic of what is typically deemed goth stuff, but. A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing, and it's just what sinks into a person's brain.

I don't want little kids reading my comics.

I think there is something a little too self conscious about enjoying being an outsider.

It's sort of what the Johnny and Devi stories are about, the idea of always being a slave to something.

Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like. Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic.

All the power to them but I'm not interested in making yet another show that looks like some other show.

At this very moment I'm behind on a compilation that Slave Labor is doing for Free Comic Book Day.

But now I have a lot of little kids who watched Invader Zim whenever they could find it on television.

I don't go to things because I want to see violence, I go to things because I want to see them handled well.

I don't like it when people dress up like Zim, because they look like Hulks.

I'm just doing little bits and pieces for other magazines right now.

In certain ways it is incredibly damaging considering the stuff I did before certainly wasn't for kids.

It's cool that people like what I do, but I don't work for the audience.

After doing Johnny I wanted to just do something, I wouldn't say innocent, but to not have any care in the world. Lots of setups and horrible happenings but its funny.

As I got farther and farther along in the series I did less and less preparation. I didn't use outlines or sketches. I just had a vague idea of what I wanted to tell and then the dialogue just came to me as I was inking the page.

Because of the audience I get and the fact that these people aren't traditional comics buyers I don't think the comic industry looks at that and thinks that is a very respectable thing. I'm very used to it. I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines.

But I couldn't draw as fast as she requested. Thus, I tried to create the worst abomination of a comic that I could, so as to make her not want comics anymore. That abomination, my friends, was Happy Noodle Boy.

Ever since I'm done with Zim everyone thinks that I'm going to go back to comics. I've been flooded with emails asking me if I'm working on the new Johnny over and over again.

Goth culture, as mired in the past as it is, even it goes through changes, so Goth when I was growing up is not what it is now. When I think of Goth culture as it is at the moment I think of mall culture.

I could go through a lot of my old emails from when I first started doing comics. Back then the lowest age of fans was like 15 or 16 up to people in their 20's and 30's.