The comics industry is the reductio ad absurdum of hard work. Comics takes the smartest, freest spirits it can find and says, “I know a way you can work twice as hard for one tenth the profit.” Comics is like running with lead weights on, because if you ever took the weights off you’d be able to run like the wind, but you’re never going to take the weights off, because that would be quitting. Comics will take you to the most amazing places, none of which you will be able to afford.