+ I try to
keep lines simple and that's something I learned by watching Charles Schulz. My
strip is pretty clean looking, stylistically. I avoid anything that's not necessary
to move the gag forward. Once the strip is reduced to the size you see in the
newspaper, anything extra would just be clutter.
+ While I still admire
the hand-painted backgrounds and looks of traditional animation, it's hard not
to sit up and take notice of computer animation.
+ There are so many opportunities
in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating.
A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
There was a lot of dry sarcastic wit in my family. Someone had a punch line for
just about every situation; it was a race to see who could get the words out first.
It kinda lightened up manure hauling.
+ I'd describe myself as someone
who works hard and plays hard.
+ I get to do something I love to do for
a living and I don't have to do anything else, which is great. He's a release,
he's a creative outlet for me, so I get to entertain through him without having
to go out and entertain myself - because tomorrow, I'll go into relative obscurity
and he'll still be out there. He means I have security, he means a lot of good
things. At times, he may require feeding and grooming, but not really that often;
it's great work if you can get it. (talking about Garfield)
+ Way down
deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by
a lazy, fat, self-indulgent cat who thinks he's a human. He is wry and quick-witted
and makes no apologies for himself. When he's not napping or eating, he's kicking