A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
In these litigious times, if you're a beginner, it's becoming harder and harder to get your work to the people who might actually be able to hire you.
People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.
Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes.
I became an art major, took every art class my school had to offer. In college, I majored in Advertising Art and Design.
I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me.
You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end.
When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference between the first draft and the final. I write what feels right to begin with. I rarely make any major changes.
Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God, yes. But they were all a product of their time, and I did the best I could.
In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.
I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked.
I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core.
The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?
The most unrealistic thing I've ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don't believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil.
I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.