” To my mind, the most successful and the best comic book illustrators are those who translate the real world into a consistent code. If you look at Jack Kirby or Steve Ditko, their drawings look nothing like the real world, but they are internally consistent. In terms of a comic book it can work just fine. “


” When you’re drawing something, you kind of run a movie in your head. You might close your eyes or stare into the distance and kind of see a movie unfolding and, you know, grab a certain moment or think, ‘Oh, yeah, that’s when we need just the point that he appears around the corner but just as she’s getting into the car,’ you know? “


” One of the things when you’re drawing a comic book is that you’re spending four or five times as long to draw it as the writer takes to write it. In my career I’ve had to spend a week drawing something that a writer has thrown out in an hour. And there’s nothing worse than having to work on something that no previous thought has gone into. “


” In comics, there are depths that don’t reveal themselves immediately, and the stuff that you might consider anal about ‘Watching the Watchmen’ – like the notes where I plot the rotation of a perfume bottle through the air – might not be particularly obvious to anyone who reads it. “


” With the ‘Watchmen’ comic, we attempted to tell it in an accessible way. I deliberately made the artwork very clear, deceptively so. You think you’re sucking on a sweetie, but it turns out to be a sugar-coated chili. “


” If you want to draw comics, you really have to love to draw, as you will be spending many hours sitting down with a pencil or pen in your hand. “


” I don’t think schooling of any sort really prepares you for real life. I don’t know if art school would have prepared me to draw comics. Half of the people I know in comics went to art school, half of them didn’t. Some of them went and dropped out. “


” Comics are a particularly esoteric field where you really learn how to do it, by doing it or by learning from other practitioners. “


” You eventually come to the conclusion that there’s only so much you can do with these established characters, and you start wondering who among us will be the one to create the next ‘Superman’ or ‘Batman’ or ‘James Bond’ or next ‘Lone Ranger. “


” I really like it when you can step outside of what’s come before and find a surprise for the reader and find a surprise for yourself. “


” One of the things you have to be able to do, as a comic strip artist, is to draw things repeatedly from a variety of angles, so you need references, and you find the best picture you can. “


” If you’re using a computer as an artist and expressing your personal vision, I think your personal vision comes through. “


” I think with something like ‘Watchmen’ you can genuinely call that a graphic novel because it has the weight and the intent of a proper novel and it also is the complete story. “


” I’ve always felt that the comic strip medium stands equally beside all the other story telling mediums: novels, movies, stage plays, opera, you know, you name it. “


” I think if you want to do a thing properly you have to take a lot of care. I’ve always found it’s easier to draw comics if you know clearly in your head what you’re drawing, rather than if you try and make it up as you go along. “


” I always start drawing any job by planning out to some degree the locales and trying to nail the characters. If they’re existing characters, I’ll draw them several times on rough paper just to get a feeling for them. The ideal when you’re drawing a comic is to have everything in your head, not to have to refer to notes. “



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