nulspace asked: Maybe I'm thinking too much, but do you have to have something to say to be a writer? I ask because being a comic book writer is all I've wanted to do since high school, but I'm not really sure I have anything to say.
i think i try… i think my work is like my dreams; i think they serve the same, or very similar, functions? Like… like i just… it’s like i’m just trying to process everything. I look at my work and it’s painful, not because i think it’s “bad” necessarily — there’s always stuff i want to change, sure, but i play that up because it’s easier to explain — but because it’s painful to see my subconscious wrestling with whatever right out there in the open. like… it’s not quiet as embarrassing as, y’know, trains going into tunnels or whatever but it might as well be. For all the aspirations and pretense to “saying something” i’m almost always trying to figure out what the fuck is going on and why i’m feeling the way i’m feeling and reacting the way i’m reacting. what am i living through? what am i trying to figure out? what do i love right now, what do i hate, what do i fear? just like a dream — all scrambled up and mixed around and subverted with symbols but it’s all i can see. And it’s all I seem to be able to say.
and then, okay, maybe iron man punches some shit or whatever but the core is, if i’m being super-honest (and it’s not like anyone is gonna read this, right?) all i’m ever saying with my work is whhhhhaaaaaaaaa? and what the fuck is that? why the fuck do i presume me trying to, like, be an adult-ass man is of any interest to anybody, no matter how many times iron man hits something on the surface?
my point is: it’s okay. comics have a super low bar.