Subtlety may not be his strong point, but nonetheless, Erik Larsen talks politics:
Editorializing on the comic book page is risky business. There’s always a huge risk of offending or alienating a good chunk of your audience. Like religion, it’s a touchy subject. Say or do the wrong thing and readers will drop your book like a bad habit.
It’s no wonder my sales figures are in freefall… It really struck me, as I was writing and drawing “Savage Dragon” #119, which featured on its cover the Dragon punching President George W. Bush in the face. Now, I think old George is a guy who well-deserves a good poke in the snoot but in writing the story, it really hit home that what I was doing was, well, wrong and that it wasn’t possible to do it right regardless of what I did.