Close friends love you for who you are, not what they want you to be.
The word 'hero' has been bandied about a lot to refer to anyone killed in Afghanistan or Iraq. But anyone who voluntarily goes to Afghanistan or Iraq [as a soldier] is fighting for an evil cause under an evil commander in chief.
But now that I'm cartooning full-time, I'm more of an observer. I'm talking to people who are experiencing these things. But it's not like being in the trenches.
Most people don't know how to tell stories.
Life is incredibly short, yet we're always told that change takes time. For a race of mortals, dicking around just isn't acceptable.
Money stress is what used to remind me of my Dad most.
I think we're the first generation to successfully integrate American society.
The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least to 0 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country.
Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor. You get points for just being liberal. You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes.
I never consciously do any work directly influenced from any movie, unless I'm doing a parody.
When you do a cartoon based on news headlines, you do it based on incomplete information.
Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
I think Maus I is better than Maus II. The standard here is whether or not it's as good as a great book of prose literature and by that standard, no, it's not that great.
There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair.
Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He sought me out because he was a fan. I was thinking he had confused me with someone else.