To make a business decision, you don't need much philosophy all you need is greed, and maybe a little knowledge of how the game works.
Obviously the great thing about this job is the complete freedom of the schedule. So long as I meet the deadline, they don't care when I work or how I work. Sometimes I work all day if I'm under a crunch I take a day off here and there if I have something else pressing or if I'm just tired of what I'm doing . . .
It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.
I used to make original snowmen, but it was time consuming, hard work. So I said, heck, this is crazy Now I crank out crude imitations of what's already popular It takes no time or thought, and most people don't care about the difference, anyway And what good is originality if you can't crank it out
If someone wants to be a cartoonist, let's see him develop his own strip instead of taking over the duties of someone else's. We've got too many comic strip corpses being propped up and passed for living by new cartoonists who ought to be doing something of their own. If a cartoonist isn't good enough to make it on his own work, he has no business being in the newspaper.
I didn't want 'Calvin and Hobbes' to coast into halfhearted repetition, as so many long-running strips do. I was ready to pursue different artistic challenges, work at a less frantic pace ... and start restoring some balance to my life.
Amazingly, much of the best cartoon work was done early on in the medium's history. The early cartoonists, with no path before them, produced work of such sophistication, wit, and beauty that it increasingly seems to me that cartoon evolution is working backward. Comic strips are moving toward a primordial goo rather than away from it . . . Not only can comics be more than we're getting today. but the comics already have been more than we're getting today.
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