For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me.
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When I grew up, I studied karate for years. I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge that I really didn't like fighting at all, so I quit.
Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white.
And the idea that a story is true, that it actually happened, is endlessly compelling, I think, not just to me but to people in general.
And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
My mother is, my father certainly was. They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up.
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B. R. Ambedkar
I want to direct. It's something that I know I'll be really good at.
It was probably when I met Jeff Hamilton, the drummer I've been working with for the last 20 years. He's the one who brought Ray Brown to hear me sing at a restaurant in my hometown.