” People unacquainted with graphic novels, including journalists, tend to think of ‘Watchmen’ as a book by Alan Moore that happens to have some illustrations. And that does a disservice to the entire form. “


” 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. “


” I came to think that nobody from England could draw American comic books, because they were clearly all done by this sort of Mafia, all these guys with Italian and Irish names who had the whole thing sewn up. It was actually seeing a comic book drawn by Barry Smith, who was about my age, and English. “


” I think probably the first time I wanted to be an artist was when I was about six or seven years old. I used to get British comics and I clearly remember seeing my first American comic: an issue of ‘Action Comics’, with Superman on the cover with a treasure horde in a cave, and Lois saying something like ‘I don’t believe Superman is a miser! “


” 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 think the problem with the term graphic novel is it sounds pompous, it sounds pretentious, whereas on the continent, they call it an album, which to me sounds, it’s got more much of a connotation of a kind of a music single and an album collection. “


” 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. “



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