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Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
I'm still passionately interested in what my fellow humans are up to. For me, a day spent monitoring the passing parade is a day well-spent.
Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?
I've been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn't require my presence.
Life is like a movie-since there aren't any commercial breaks, you have to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of it.
Satire is a form of social control, it's what you do. It's not personal. It's a job.
When you're young, you don't feel iconoclastic - you're just kind of doing what seems natural, what moves you.
Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there's no culture of complaint.
The strips about the military do seem to provoke moving and thoughtful responses. It's nice when the strip resonates, but more importantly, I need to know when I'm getting something wrong. The last thing I want to do is contribute to the suffering that wounded warriors already endure.
Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery.
I don't want to sound disingenuous here - controversy is obviously good for business, especially if your business is satire. And it does amplify the discussion - in my view, a good thing.
In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers.
Comic strips are like a public utility. They're supposed to be there 365 days a year, and you're supposed to be able to hit the mark day after day.
The systematic dismantling of reproductive rights, much like the takedown of collective bargaining, has been taking place in full view.
As far as I'm concerned, there is no subject that's off the table.
Coming up with ideas is really hard - they don't spontaneously pop into my head while I'm cutting vegetables.
That's what fiction writers do: create characters and do terrible things to them for the entertainment of others. If they feel guilty enough, they write happy endings.
I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions and compromises that most of us live with.
I'm a pointillist, just working my tiny little piece of the canvas. I'm not so good at perspective.
In their heyday, comics were a dominant force in popular culture, but that's over.
There's always been some concern that adult subject matter should be quarantined from a page that attracts children. Unlike late at night, when 'South Park' and 'Colbert' are on, impressionable minds are wide awake when the newspaper arrives.
Well, it's a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader... But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better.
Comic-strip artists generally have very modest ambitions. Day to day, we labor to fit together all these little moving parts - a character or two, a few lines of dialogue, framing, pacing, payoff - but we certainly don't think of them adding up over time to some larger portrait of our times.
I just happen to have one of those skill sets that allows me to work in my underwear.
I try not to second-guess editors; they're the clients, and I have no expectation that my strip is going to make it into every paper every day.
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