Comics were going down for the second time and here, all of a sudden, came this thing and for the next fifteen years, romance comics were about the top sellers in the field; they outsold everything.
More Quotes from Gil Kane:But generally speaking, people weren't fired, art jobs were very hard to get, so something really calamitous had to happen to a person who was working there in order for you to find a space.
I just saw the emotion in everything, so I got to feel everything that was going on and that I was viewing, but I couldn't think in terms of structure, which is the whole point of deep focus.
By the end of the '50s, everything began to collapse and, little by little, I lost all of my work. I lost Rex, the Wonder Dog and all the westerns.
I started working in production and I worked there for three weeks but apparently they thought I was making too much noise and they fired me.
But I was also a big mouth, I started to develop a troubled relationship with Harry Shorten.
Within a couple of days I got a job with Jack Binder's agency. Jack Binder had a loft on Fifth Avenue and it just looked like an internment camp.
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Horrifying as it was to crack up in the public eye, it made me look at myself and fix it. People were exploitative; that's human nature.
My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days, after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs.
But this show reminds me that there are other aspects to me besides the fact that I'm a funny chick.