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Born: 1957-02-01
Profession: Artist
Nation: American
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I happen to think Latinas, Latin women, are the most beautiful women in the world. So that's what I'm going to draw. I love women from all cultures, of course, but if I was going to deal with any of them, that would be No. 1 for me.

Tags: Beautiful, Love, Women

Dennis the Menace was probably the most realistic comic book ever done. No space aliens ever invaded!

Tags: Book, Done, Space

I grew up being really insecure and dumped on, over-feeling certain things in a negative way. So I thought I had something to prove.

Tags: Insecure, Negative, Thought

I know what a good movie is.

Tags: Good, Movie

I've sort of dealt with the characters' lives more; particularly the women characters.

Tags: Characters, Lives, Women

In the old days, I just could not leave characters alone. Now I just try to keep the ones that still have something in the way of stories to tell.

Tags: Alone, Old, Try

It wasn't until school that we realised that we were abnormal.

Tags: Abnormal, School, Until

My two biggest influences are Archie comics and Dennis the Menace.

Tags: Biggest, Influences, Menace

Whichever character I'm using and wherever I am in my mind dictates what kind of story I'm going to tell.

Tags: Character, Mind, Tell

For me, the reason to make the movie is that if people like the comic, then people would like the movie if it was well made. There are good movies for them, but very few. And I mean that in a true sense. If they love your story for freaking 30 years, then they can do a movie about it.

Tags: Good, Love, Movies

I always felt I was living in two worlds. One was the Mexican world, because nearly everybody I knew, relatives and cousins and kids in the neighbourhood, were Mexican. Then school was a different world. It was ethnically mixed.

Tags: Kids, Living, School

I felt like challenging myself and challenging my readers with something darker and heavier. I don't know how to explain it, because I'm not a political person. I have two political stories, and that's it: 'Human Diastrophism' and 'Poison River.'

Tags: Felt, Human, Political

I grew up when comics were only sold in food markets and news stands, so the direct market is vital to me. The best way to make it stronger is if everybody buys my comics in multiple copies before they buy any others.

Tags: Best, Food, Others

I had always shown childhood as something difficult, something you want to get the hell out of, but now I wanted to do a story that was the opposite, about that moment in time when you're in that world of discovery, doing what you want to do. That fleeting moment when you're in your zone.

Tags: Hell, Moment, Time

I think I related more literally to the early 'Spider-Man' comics from Steve Ditko because it could be upfront and direct about the problems of being a kid. He captured being a teenager so beautifully.

Tags: Early, Kid, Problems

I wanted to do pretty much a purely boy story, yes. The girls are kind of the bad guys in 'Marble Season', although that wasn't my intention. It's also a world without adults.

Tags: Bad, Pretty, Wanted

I've dealt with Hollywood about having my work made into a film or cartoon but nothing came of it. That's not to say I wouldn't like to see something happen.

Tags: Film, Happen, Work

It wasn't until I started to do 'Poison River' that the readership started falling. 'Poison River' started out very slowly and simply, but then it got really dense and complicated. I don't know, I think the readers just got fed up or burned out. They started dropping off.

Tags: Off, Started, Until

Our father died when we were very young, so our mother raised six kids. We saw the world filtered through her eyes, being a minority woman raising six kids.

Tags: Father, Mother, Woman

Reviewers and critics can be overly cynical. If something the least bit sentimental comes up, they'll often start flying off the handle. But I'm like, 'Wait a minute, you've had those times in your life. Everybody has.'

Tags: Life, Start, Wait

We grew out of the superhero comics, but we still liked comics, so we started putting our own experiences in the stories we were doing for our own amusement.

Tags: Liked, Started, Stories

We thought everybody read comics. We didn't know we were weird. We didn't know people that collected comics were strange. It was as normal as listening to rock music on the radio.

Tags: Music, Rock, Thought

We were very happy when a South African court, which had previously ruled against us, took another look and decided that this material was not obscene and allowed it into the country.

Tags: Another, Country, Happy

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When you're young you don't know anything, but you have lot of energy to express yourself. So you make a lot of mistakes and you stumble, but you also get a lot of truth from within.

Tags: Mistakes, Truth, Yourself

Hey, every once in awhile the secondary form works better than the original but it's certainly a rarity.

Tags: Once, Original, Works

I leave a lot open so I can fill it in later. If I don't have any ideas right away, I can fill it in later.

Tags: Away, Ideas, Leave

I've done illustration on the side. But other than that, comics have been my main things.

Tags: Comics, Done, Side

The Tom Strong thing was totally for the money. I plan to get looser after I finish this Maggie saga.

Tags: After, Money, Strong

Comics as art. I do comics as comics, and my opportunity to tell stories. Simple. Basic. Let the characters have the excitement, not the package. That's where I come from.

Tags: Art, Simple, Tell

Every day I run into people who don't know what I do. And even after I explain it they still don't know what I do. So now I can just say, 'Pick up the Locas book!' And that tells them all.

Tags: After, Book, Run

Every time I copy something, I can draw it for the rest of my life. But research is so painful - I mean just opening up a magazine looking for a picture of a car or looking out the window looking for a car is just hard!

Tags: Car, Life, Time

Half of me is very excited and the other half is 'Haven't we seen this stuff before?' But I'm very impressed. I almost couldn't picture it when it was being put together. I couldn't picture it being in my hand, what it would look like.

Tags: Picture, Put, Together

I used to always read my stuff. And I could never understand why artists would say, 'Oh, I can't read my older stuff.' I'd go, 'Are you crazy? I could read my stuff forever!' Now it's a little harder.

Tags: Crazy, Understand, Why

It's rare that I actually have a story in my head. I have events or 'what's the next move?' Like, Maggie, 'where's she going to go in this story, where's she going to end up?' Then the story has to fill in the in-between, and that comes as I'm starting it.

Tags: End, She, Story

The sizes and shapes of the panels have never been important to my stories. It has always been the words and images that drew me in, kind of like watching a movie.

Tags: Movie, Stories, Words

To me, sex is sex and I don't think it is or should be a problem. Maybe my presenting it that way will unscrew up a few heads out there, including my own.

Tags: Few, Problem, Sex