We also talked about the recent discussions that arose from Image Expo 2014, where critics pointed out that the all-star lineup onstage at the event featured almost solely white males. And finally? He offered advice for people who want to make comics:
if you want to “break in” using your definition, your rules, your style, your terms, then you’ll have to work with blinders and a pint of oil. Blinders to keep focused on your work and a pint of oil for all the rejection and comments to slide off your back. Being on the outside means being treated like an outsider. Until you’re accepted and find a following it will be a rough ride that many will not make. Even I gave up a few times. And I won’t lie… there are times I still consider it. So the advice I give to anyone is the advice I still give to myself.