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  • 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 a fan of parchment and wood pulp.

    "Daniel Clowes Talks Confidential". WIRED Interview, www.wired.com. May 1, 2006.
  • I just try to make comics for myself, try to give it some kind of unity throughout. That often involves tiny details. I'm never sure what's going to be obvious or what nobody will ever notice. I put stuff in my comics that I thought was blatantly obvious, and nobody noticed. And things that I think are buried in the background, everybody gets it. So I try to be consistently aware of every part of the frame.

    Source: www.avclub.com
  • I try to employ a different strategy for each story. Often, I'll have a specific look in mind before I even have the story to go with it. I'm not so much interested in forcing the issue of reader identification through various graphic tricks. I'm more interested in creating specific characters that resonate with my own particular inner struggles.

    "Interviews: On Cartooning". "POV", www.pbs.org.
  • I'm more interested in characters who are a little difficult.

    "Daniel Clowes: 'You've got to be obsessed" by Rachel Cooke, www.theguardian.com. June 12, 2010.
  • I tend to be the type who is overly polite and sort of ingratiating to other people.

    "Daniel Clowes' 'Wilson' draws from darker side" by Peter Hartlaub, www.sfgate.com. May 18, 2010.
  • I really want people to read the book, and bookstores never sold an issue of Eightball because nobody knew what it was.

    Interview with Noel Murray, www.avclub.com. October 19, 2011.
  • That's been my main interest for the last 15 years, is to really make sure the story and the characters take precedence over everything else, and that I give them everything I can to make them exist as actual people.

    Interview with Keith Phipps, www.avclub.com. March 30, 2012.
  • 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.

    "Clowes Speak" by Tad Friend, July 30, 2001.
  • 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.

  • At a certain point, I realized that I could draw anything, and there was nothing I should avoid - I could make it work. That's opened me up to being able to be much more comfortable telling any kind of story.

    Interview with Keith Phipps, www.avclub.com. March 30, 2012.
  • Writing screenplays is very freeing from what you can do in comics in a lot of ways. You can change things around. I can take great delight in writing 40 pages, then just pressing delete and getting rid of it and not thinking about it ever again. Whereas in comics, if I had put that kind of effort into it, I couldn't go on.

    Interview with Keith Phipps, www.avclub.com. March 30, 2012.
  • I think that gulf is what makes the work interesting, but as a creator it's endlessly frustrating because I'm starting out with this goal, this thing I'm trying to create, and then the thing I actually do create is very, very different. It's always painful, in some ways, especially when it's just finished.

    Source: www.avclub.com
  • I think I'm gonna attach myself to the sinking ship that is book publishing.

  • I've had a real lucky time working in Hollywood. I've talked to other screenwriters, and they're all kind of beaten down and their spirits are crushed, because they work on these screenplays and these projects, and then directors either take them and change everything, rewrite them and make them worse, or they film them and they're nothing like how they imagined it to be.

    Interview with Keith Phipps, www.avclub.com. March 30, 2012.
  • 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.

    Interview with Noel Murray, www.avclub.com. October 19, 2011.
  • For me, the whole process involves envisioning this Ghost World comic book in my head as I'm working.

    "Modern Cartoonist Daniel Clowes Prefers Paper to iPad" by Hugh Hart, www.wired.com. May 24, 2012.
  • It's much more liberating as a artist to feel like you can approach each page and each panel with the way that inspires you the most. I think the thing that bogs down a lot of artists is that you're kind of stuck drawing in a style you've developed.

    Interview with Noel Murray, www.avclub.com. October 19, 2011.
  • I think there was a point that I realized I could do what I wanted to do in terms of the drawing. I used to run around a lot of things. I would shy away from certain things that I realized would be horrible for me to draw, and just wouldn't be fun.

    Interview with Keith Phipps, www.avclub.com. March 30, 2012.
  • I try personally not to be nostalgic.

  • I think if you had different artists approaching the material in different styles, that's very different. I think it's an interesting thing to discover, what's present in the work even when you're shifting the styles. I've just found it a much stronger way to work.

    Interview with Noel Murray, www.avclub.com. October 19, 2011.
  • I like to leave a little room to innovate and change things around while I'm working.

    Interview with Noel Murray, www.avclub.com. October 19, 2011.
  • I have a very low tolerance for animation. I'm used to the perfect integrity you get from drawing your own comics. There's something about that that animation always loses.

    Source: www.avclub.com
  • I enjoy the opportunity to use swear symbols. The reader reads into them something worse than what you normally would have. They work as this outburst of incoherent anger. I've found ways to write around swearing that are much more effective, rather than going for what someone really would say.

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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.

  • Certainly it's great to be able to talk to your friends about something. They might mention a film, and you can find all about it, and you don't have to wait months until you can find a book that might cover the subject and keep it in your head. You can have that kind of immediacy. But there's also something about it, where all the knowledge seems kind of fleeting. All the stuff I learn about in that way, I can be interested in for a day and then it's gone.

    Interview with Keith Phipps, www.avclub.com. March 30, 2012.
  • The trouble is the kind of guy I want to go out with doesn't even exist... Like a rugged, chain-smoking, intellectual, adventurer guy who's really serious, but also really funny and mean.

  • I try to only work on the screenplays for a few hours a day when I'm in my most voluble mood, just sort of writing whatever comes into my head. It's a very freeing thing.

    Interview with Keith Phipps, www.avclub.com. March 30, 2012.
  • Face it, you hate every single boy on the face of the Earth!" "That's not TRUE, I just hate all these obnoxious, extroverted, pseudo-bohemian art-school losers

  • I'm always looking for things I imagine must exist, but don't - this is usually the impetus to create that thing myself.

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