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When you see somebody who's got a complaining personality, it usually means that they had some vision of what things could be, and they're constantly disappointed by that. I think that would be the camp that I would fall into - constantly horrified by the things people do. ---->>>

I try personally not to be nostalgic. ---->>>

I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other.

I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other.

You can give some kind of spark of life to a comic that a photograph doesn't really have. A photograph, even if it's connecting with you, it seems very dead on the page sometimes. ---->>>

Yeah, I don't necessarily like endings that contrive an artificial moment of completion. ---->>>

I'm a fan of parchment and wood pulp. ---->>>

Superman's always chasing after someone who just mugged somebody, and I've never seen that happen in my life. ---->>>

I love the medium and I love individual comics, but the business is nothing I would be proud of. ---->>>

I tend to be the type who is overly polite and sort of ingratiating to other people. ---->>>

Nobody else feels the same way about your dog that you do. ---->>>

People seem to need a likable protagonist more than ever. ---->>>

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look; this sort of photographic realism, but with a certain abstraction that comics can give. It's kind of a fine line. ---->>>

I'm more interested in characters who are a little difficult. ---->>>

In a movie, you have to be mindful that no budget is going to be able to deal with running around the globe at every whim of the writer. ---->>>

I originally just wanted to be an artist. ---->>>

But I enjoy the opportunity to use swear symbols. ---->>>

Comics seldom move me the way I would be moved by a novel or movie. ---->>>

For me, the whole process involves envisioning this book in my head as I'm working. ---->>>

I don't read much of anything online. ---->>>

I had no television when I was little, just a stack of old, beat-up comics from the 1950s and 1960s. ---->>>

I was 30 before I made a living that was not embarrassing. ---->>>

I'm not opposed to comics on the Internet. It's just not interesting to me. ---->>>

In an art school it's very hard to tell who is the best. ---->>>

Even if I only had 10 readers, I'd rather do the book for them than for a million readers online. ---->>>

For example, I noticed that every single kid in the high school in 'The Death-Ray' is based on somebody I went to high school with. ---->>>

I never feel there's anything I can't do. ---->>>

I think I'm gonna attach myself to the sinking ship that is book publishing. ---->>>

I think I've had the fantasy of a ray-gun that could erase the world from the time I was a very little kid. ---->>>

I think that's what we're all most terrified about: that we'll just die and disappear and we'll leave no trace. ---->>>

That'll be my claim to fame: My grandmother-in-law is the oldest iPad user! ---->>>

That's the biggest part of doing comics: You have to create stuff that makes you want to get out of bed every morning and get to work. ---->>>

Try letting a Kindle protect your heart from sniper fire! ---->>>

When I close my eyes to draw I always think Chicago in 1975. ---->>>

When people get things for free, they tend to not take them as seriously. ---->>>

Working on movies made me realize how fluid the medium of film was. ---->>>

I must have been 3 years old or less, and I remember paging through these comics, trying to figure out the stories. I couldn't read the words, so I made up my own stories. ---->>>

It's embarrassing to be involved in the same business as the mainstream comic thing. It's still very embarrassing to tell other adults that I draw comic books - their instant, preconceived notions of what that means. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 04-14, 1961
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation: Author

Daniel Gillespie Clowes (born April 14, 1961) is an American cartoonist, graphic novelist, illustrator, and screenwriter. Most of Clowes's work first appeared in Eightball, a solo anthology comic book series. An Eightball issue typically contained several short pieces and a chapter of a longer narrative that was later collected and published as a graphic novel, such as Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (1993), Ghost World (1997), and David Boring (2000) (wikipedia)