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Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith.
Kids don't even read comic books anymore. They've got more important things to do - like video games.
On radio and television, magazines and the movies, you can't tell what you're going to get. When you look at the comic page, you can usually depend on something acceptable by the entire family.
Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don't believe me when I tell them. That's how I saw myself, in comedy.
As psychotic as it gets outside, the comic can be more psychotic.
I've always had a soft spot for comic books.
To drive a car in rural America is freedom. Before I had a car, I'd never seen a rock and roll show, I'd never seen a comic or a show.
As an adolescent I wrote comic books, because I read lots of them, and fantasy novels set in Malaysia and Central Africa.
I'm a comic nerd. I'm a former serious collector for much of my childhood and early teen years I wanted to draw underground comics.
It's just that... working on 'Green Lantern,' I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don't really know exactly where you're going with it or you don't really know how to access that world properly - that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with.
The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.
It took forever for me to get work because I was a political comic, and now it's become good business, and God knows how long that'll last. You have to do it night after night after night to kind of make it. I still find myself on 'Piers Morgan' or on some show and I think, 'I hope this is funny.'
Creating my own world in a comic or selling my first penny newspaper aged nine was a way of gaining recognition and acceptance by my peers.
I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.
Television and comic books are, and continue to be, probably the biggest influence in my life. It's the biggest influence on everybody's life.
Don't you understand how dramatic it is to be a comic? To be a fool, to get people to laugh at this show-off? Milton Berle could take Laurence Olivier and stick him under the table if he wanted to. And so could I.
It may be true that the only reason the comic book industry now exists is for this purpose, to create characters for movies, board games and other types of merchandise.
Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I don't go out there saying I want to do adaptations.
A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings.
Kingsley Amis was one of a trio of brilliant comic novelists who made English literature sparkle in the twentieth century.
With the stand-up comic on TV, whether it's Seinfeld or Cosby or Roseanne, more important than their knowledge of how to tell a joke is their knowledge of themselves, or the persona they've created as themselves. So that when you're in a room with writers, you can say, 'Guys, that's a funny line, but I wouldn't say it.'
'Watchmen' is not only the greatest comic ever written, it's a really important work of fiction.
Having a comic in the White House will assure stability in foreign relations. The world will continue to respond to foreign initiatives by saying, 'You must be joking.'
And what's interesting about him as a comic character is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
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