This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics
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“You don’t want to make fun of people who were genuine heroes, whose life was hard, who struggled against injustice … so you construct a punchline that skewers the society that failed them. But for a while I left those types of figures out because I didn’t want to be seen to be making fun … but then you’re only making comics about the powerful white guys and that’s just another example of leaving out stories. I didn’t want that either. And my comics, they’re not amazing history books, they’re not legit in the same way but I wanted to include more diverse stories.”
Ninety percent of the time when I’m working, there’s this very palpable sensation that I’m doing everything wrong and should just give up. I don’t know if you saw Birdman, but you know how the superhero character is always pushing him? I have a version of that, but instead of it constantly saying, “Oh, you’re a star and you’ve made billions,” it’s more like, “Give up! You suck!”
Adrian Tomine with some real talk for The Guardian.
Um. There’s a Stan Lee action figure now. I’m not convinced this needed to happen.