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Dave Sim said in his latest thing of his, 'when you're on the right track, you'll know it, but until you get there, you have to believe you're on the right track'. Interesting little conundrum. It's not easy. ---->>>

And when you look at the Turtle's movie there is something there, definitely something there. ---->>>

I came in on the decline. Phil Elliot was in first, he got his book out, he sold thirteen thousand, I think he got two issues out before I got mine in, this was March '87. He was out in December '86. ---->>>

I remember having an argument with Alan, I said the Queen's not just going to call the guy up and send him out to do it. And Alan says, well, how would a monarch give orders to her assassin. ---->>>

He would still see it as his duty to shut up and get on with it, not cause any trouble. In our own time we've made a hero of the rebel, and it's more heroic to speak up. ---->>>

I'm thinking to myself, I just love doing the art, it takes me a morning to do. ---->>>

It's business, selling comics, you work out what sells and you don't want to muck about with it too much. ---->>>

There are a couple of things in there if we're constraining this discussion to horror here. ---->>>

You had to make an appointment to see her. But it was just a crazy spectacle, people filing past. ---->>>

I think in the corridors of power these dangerous kinds of orders are issued in a much more vague way, passed down two or three levels of command before they're given to the assassin. ---->>>

I'd be interested to read Gull's paper on it, and I wish Alan would put it in somewhere. It gives him a relevance to our times, which he doesn't otherwise have. Gull, I mean, not Alan. ---->>>

By March '87 we're down to seven thousand, by the end of the year we're down to twelve hundred. The whole bottom just fell out of the market. It was bad for me because I was in Australia at the time. ---->>>

I thought, well I can do that. I couldn't be bothered writing a book review, because I'd have to read the book, I haven't got time to read a whole book for a fifty dollar write-up. ---->>>

All that political stuff Delano was doing. Me, I've gone off the top, into total fantasy. ---->>>

I don't want to write, I'd rather draw. ---->>>

I'm just drawing it now. It's totally revolting. I'm sure you'll love it. ---->>>

They asked me to write it and zoomed me over there to do it. But they ended up sacking me. ---->>>

We could hang around for ten years and nobody would care enough to identify us. Therein lies the horror. ---->>>

I wrote five issues of that and got the sack. Actually, they paid me for eight, but they changed their minds about the direction and threw three issues out the window. ---->>>

It's not the last one. Five's out, six is coming out in November, that's a single chapter, and then seven is the big horrifying one. And I think a couple after that to wrap the thing up. ---->>>

They've got this house style which is writer driven. I heard of one person who sent his script in, and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it. Put some more in. ---->>>


Nationality: Scottish
Born: 08-10, 1955
Occupation: Artist

Eddie Campbell (born 10 August 1955) is a Scottish comics artist and cartoonist who now lives in Australia. Probably best known as the illustrator and publisher of From Hell (written by Alan Moore), Campbell is also the creator of the semi-autobiographical Alec stories collected in Alec: The Years Have Pants, and Bacchus (aka Deadface), a wry adventure series about the few Greek gods who have survived to the present day (wikipedia)