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  • First of all there was a guy named Charles Nicholas, who used to do all of the inking that Jack and Simon didn't do. Simon used to do splashes and covers, but Charles Nicholas, after a while, did the inside of all of the stuff.
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  • 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.
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  • Everything was sensory and I never saw the structure in anything.
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  • DC used to print up all of their pages, they were the only company that did it.
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  • If I had one quality that really ruined me and at the same time helped me, it was the fact that I never stopped looking, and by that time I was really working at it.
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  • 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.
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  • All of the penciling was consistently done by one person and the inking was whoever could finish on time.
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  • But I was also a big mouth, I started to develop a troubled relationship with Harry Shorten.
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  • Then the war became a real problem and along with other shortages, they started to have paper problems.
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  • I was hired as a penciler.
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  • 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.
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  • The publishers were like syndicates. For instance, the guys that DC hired in 1936, those guys were still working there years later.
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  • Coming into the business, you'd pass through these little agencies until you got to understand what was happening in the business, unless you were really able to have a style strong enough to go directly to the publishers.
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  • My first job came the next year at 16.
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  • As a matter of fact, I didn't even have a drawing table or a light or anything because I never had a professional job in my life.
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