Agnes was the worst prophet that's ever existed. Because she was always right. That's why the book never sold.
It's an America with strange mythic depths. I see it as a distorting mirror a book of danger and secrets, of romance and magic. It's about the soul of America, really. What people brought to America what found them when they came and the things that lie sleeping beneath it all.
Writing a book is lonelier and slower than writing comics. The joy of comics is that you have somebody to talk to. What you're writing isn't what anybody reads, it's a letter to an artist. There's immediate gratification as you start getting feedback on it.
is not a big, solid, serious book.
Authors know that you should never really write a funny book because funny books do not get awards. Comic novels will not get awards.
I loved writing a book in which, in some ways, it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do.
I'll agonize over sentences. Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences, and because there are a number of different voices in the book.
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