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All Quotes by author - Daniel Clowes
" 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. "
" For me, the whole process involves envisioning this book in my head as I'm working. "
" I don't read much of anything online. "
" I had no television when I was little, just a stack of old, beat-up comics from the 1950s and 1960s. "
" 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. "
" I love the medium and I love individual comics, but the business is nothing I would be proud of. "
" I'm a fan of parchment and wood pulp. "
" I'm more interested in characters who are a little difficult. "
" I'm not opposed to comics on the Internet. It's just not interesting to me. "
" I must have been 3 years old or less, and I remember paging through these comics, trying to figure out the stories. I couldn't read the words, so I made up my own stories. "
" I originally just wanted to be an artist. "
" I tend to be the type who is overly polite and sort of ingratiating to other people. "
" I think I'm gonna attach myself to the sinking ship that is book publishing. "
" I think I've had the fantasy of a ray-gun that could erase the world from the time I was a very little kid. "
" I think that's what we're all most terrified about: that we'll just die and disappear and we'll leave no trace. "
" It's embarrassing to be involved in the same business as the mainstream comic thing. It's still very embarrassing to tell other adults that I draw comic books - their instant, preconceived notions of what that means. "
" I was 30 before I made a living that was not embarrassing. "
" 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. "
" People seem to need a likable protagonist more than ever. "
" Superman's always chasing after someone who just mugged somebody, and I've never seen that happen in my life. "
" That's the biggest part of doing comics: You have to create stuff that makes you want to get out of bed every morning and get to work. "
" Try letting a Kindle protect your heart from sniper fire! "
" 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. "
" Working on movies made me realize how fluid the medium of film was. "
" You can give some kind of spark of life to a comic that a photograph doesn't really have. A photograph, even if it's connecting with you, it seems very dead on the page sometimes. "
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