Quotes that caught my eye this week.
“She loves comics and loves sharing that passion.””
- John Givetz conveying the passion of Carla Hoffman, who along with her husband Lance, is recovering after suffering serious burns in the Tea Fire. To echo the sentiments of many, here’s hoping we’re all as passionate and dedicated in supporting the Hoffmans, through prayer or fiscal or whatever means we can spare.
“…if the last few years of DC’s publishing moves have taught us anything, it’s that they rarely do anything that makes sense anymore.”
- Stephen Gerding questioning the wisdom of cancelling the Blue Beetle comic with one corporate arm (DC) while raising the character’s profile by using him in the launch of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold show with another corporate arm (Cartoon Network)
“So many people have invested in me getting back on my feet; it’d be a betrayal of them if I didn’t keep going.”
- Bill Messner-Loebs explaining how much he respects the level of support he received from the industry and fans several years ago.
“I’ve called people and asked them that when they come to visit him, don’t bring show-and-tell in there. Don’t show him his own work right now. He knows he’s a cartoonist. He’s just worried he can’t do it any more.”
- Lorraine Chamberlain revealing one main focus of concern (out of understandably many) that S. Clay WIlson has on the road to recovery (this week he got out of the ICU) from his recent severe brain injury
“It’s like making a video game out of Moby Dick.”
- Meredith Woerner lamenting the existence of a Watchmen video game.
“Myself for being there and forcing my child to endure some stuff Dante cut out of his book for being too ‘uncomfy’.”
- Evan Dorkin’s listing of himself in a litany of people he didn’t like as part of a larger rant regarding his family’s experience at last weekend’s National Expo in New York
“If they aren’t bothering you (other than by the fact of their very existence, offending your delicate sensibilities), stop fucking ragging on them.”
- Valerie D’Orazio taking great offense at Dorkin’s romp through absurdist/comedic/cathartic hyperbole and seemingly championing a hopefully endangered consumer demograhic–grown adults that do not know how to conduct themselves in public
“I have to admit, I’m shocked. Shocked. The market has always been so supportive of books with female leads, and She-Hulk has never had a title canceled out from under her before, so I could never have seen this coming.”
- Peter David humorously acknowledging the cancellation of She-Hulk
“But you never GAVE ME (BIFF!!) any colour guides! (WALLOP!)”
- Eddie Campbell recalling how Dave Gibbons explained the root cause of a fight the two witnessed in 2004 between two comic book artists.
“It suggests that Ignatz does not hate Krazy because he is a cat, but because he is a black cat.”
- Alexander Stern considering the racial dynamics of Krazy Kat, while aiming to “acknowledge and celebrate the African-American heritage of” George Herriman
“It’s always been a great source of pride to me that Stars and Stripes first subscribed to ‘Doonesbury’ during the height of the Vietnam War.”
- Garry Trudeau in last Sunday’s edition of Stars and Stripes aiming to emphasize the military and veteran affairs concerns he focuses a spotlight upon in Doonesbury.