The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born.
At the end of the '60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics.
If the gag is complicated, you spend more time thinking about the way you're drawing it.
When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in how the story is going to develop and you spend more time daydreaming on that particular subject.
I live in a very small town and now that I've closed down my studio, I'm working at home.
Once you've established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action.
Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design.
I'd love to do a whole series of stories and have them collected into books.
The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman.
The reason I love comics more than anything else is that the longest story will be just a few pages. With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening.
I don't enjoy the boo scare when you're watching a movie and then suddenly there's a big shark on the screen. The only thing they're doing is catching you off guard.
My work is so unorthodox that from one panel to the next, the drawings are completely different... totally opposed to the way of working in something like animation, where every drawing has to look like the one before.
When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought.
Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there's the bad guy in the back seat. It's infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That's like going to bed and thinking there's a monster under your bed. It's silly.
My best sources are my travels and my collection of National Geographic.