She has given me a way out.
Who embalms the Undertaker when he dies?
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.
I suppose that a lifetime spent hiding one's erotic truth could have a cumulative renunciatory effect. Sexual shame is in itself a kind of death.
I am not ultimately interested in writing fiction. I can't make things up. Or rather, I can only make things up about things that have already happened.
It was not a triumphal return. Home, as I had known it, was gone.
On our second date, she kissed me in a bar. I invited her home. We just caught the F train, which seemed like a good omen.
If it weren't for the unconventionality of my desires, my mind might never have been forced to reckon with my body.
It's imprecise and insufficient, defining the homosexual as a person whose gender expression is at odds with his or her sex.
I hope that I can get people to read it without having to change it. Especially now that the strip has more different kinds of characters. It's really not all lesbians any more.
People really want to think that these things really happened. I don't know why that important, but I know that when I finish reading a novel or something, I want to know how much of that really happened to this author.
Writing this book feels like a completely different activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life. I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now.
I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times for exactly that same reason. She couldn't bear that it wasn't real. She wanted to live in it.
I probably read Harriet the Spy about 70,000 times.
Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits. I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get home from school and get out of it. The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks.
I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history.
And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't really suddenly give someone gray hair.
One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully.
It's definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl.
Autobiographical comics, I love them. I love them.
I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow's boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren't any men in it, so they'd be forced to identify with the women.
I love Jules Feiffer. I didn't discover him until I was a little older.
I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself.
I started to get bored with that stuff about only drawing men and I've taken it out of the slideshow.