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" 'Adventure Time' tells stories where anything can happen, but what happens is. It stars Finn, a boy who fights evil, and Jake, a dog with stretchy powers. Both of them can talk. "
" The funny thing with Ophelia is that I remembered her being this really cool, awesome female character when I read 'Hamlet' in high school, and when I went back and read it, no, she's not. "
" There's tons of people doing awesome things with comics online - I'm just one dude! "
" I do actually do good work! And it's hard! And I'm worth it! "
" I spent age 6-12 basically thinking about 'Back to the Future' all the time, so I think it's probably had a pretty huge influence on me and the way I think and write. "
" I am a big proponent of the pal-centric lifestyle. "
" There may be this hidden, hate-filled community of online cartoonists, but if there are, I haven't found it yet. We're all generally pretty nice people, it turns out! "
" I love the idea that if you're going to travel through time, you do it in this insanely dangerous car travelling at 88 miles per hour. "
" The great thing about online comics is that this happens naturally, even if you don't advertise. "
" Yes, I've won prizes for putting words on a computer. "
" A shot-down advance doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship, right? You can still be friends, as long as you're not dumb about it. "
" You can always take on more projects; it just makes your life worse and worse. "
" You care a lot about these stories you're writing, and you hope that someone else will care, too. "
" I see Jughead as being generally this really rational dude, this anchor of sensibility in a world of boy/girl-crazy friends. "
" The first mp3 I downloaded, which I guess was illegal, was a symphonic rendering of the Super Mario Brothers 1-1 theme song. It was great. I was like, 'This is blowing MIDI files out of the water. This is the future, right here.' "
" I've never written a novel before, and part of the reason I haven't is I was worried about getting 50,000 words into a book and realizing I'd made a mistake on word three that would mean throwing everything out. "
" Your worst enemy as a writer - especially one working online a lot of the time - is obscurity. "
" You have to recognize as a creative person that not everyone's going to be into what you're doing. "
" My first book, 'To Be or Not To Be,' took 'Hamlet' and converted it to the choose-your-own-path format. It was a great fit for a book where you control what happens - a book as game - because the plot of 'Hamlet' is very game-like: get a mission from a ghost to kill the final boss, kill the final boss, and game over. You win. "
" My goal is for a complete collection of 'Squirrel Girl' comics to be equivalent to a C.S. bachelor degree. Now there's a comic that increases in value! "
" Social media has been a great change. It's also a great way to disseminate comics and market them. "
" The nice thing about Squirrel Girl is that she's smart, and she looks for situations that don't necessarily involve punching people all the time. "
" The idea of taking command of your life and doing something that you're not sure if you can do and you're not really sure if you should do it, I think is pretty timeless. We all face those doubts often, if not constantly. "
" The challenge is to stay true to the characters while also having them be entertaining every day, because it turns out that just watching someone be true to themselves isn't that rad to watch. "
" In earlier comics, my only priority was telling a joke in the last panel, but now I try to make every panel as interesting as possible, and that normally means at least a li'l joke there. "
" You can have an idea that everyone else thinks is dumb, and it's still a good idea. "
" I think the best villains are ones that you can look at and say, 'Yeah, he's obviously going about this the wrong way or going too far or whatever, but I can see where he's coming from.' Magneto's a great example of that, and the reason he and Charles Xavier can have such great conversations is that they can both make some good points. "
" There are so many ways to make a book or comic, but most involve doing something online. "
" It's a lot harder for an author that's unpublished to say, 'Hey, here's a new book.' There's nothing of theirs to read, so you don't know what it's going to be like. Kickstarter is great, but you also have to put your work out there whenever you can so you can build a reputation. "
" It's like jazz: You learn the rules to break them - as long as you can break them in a meaningful way. "
" I never actually watched 'Teletubbies.' Maybe I missed out. "