But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer, and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life, where it would have been edited by various human beings before.
I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.
When drugs came around I sampled them just like anybody else but I never became dependent creatively on drugs; like various cartoonists in the underground never did anything if they weren't stoned, That was the prerequisite for sitting down and drawing.
I just accepted provolone into my life.
When I was an art student in the early 60's before the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist.
I went through nine drafts of a screenplay; it had a whole plot, not just vignettes. Right now I'm getting a lot of feelers from animation companies.
The phrase is supposed to be satirical, but lots of people don't see the subtext.
When the Zippy movie first started being talked about very rarely would people actually say animation to me, because I would never consider it.
Zippy is living in the moment.
It's time to get serious.
Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively.
What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature obviously it takes a whole team of people, and Zippy is my work. I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.
All life is a blur of Republicans and meat.
If something is going on in my life, it winds up getting into my strip.
I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other.