I'm still passionately interested in what my fellow humans are up to. For me, a day spent monitoring the passing parade is a day well-spent.
The systematic dismantling of reproductive rights, much like the takedown of collective bargaining, has been taking place in full view.
I just happen to have one of those skill sets that allows me to work in my underwear.
In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers.
Life is like a movie-since there aren't any commercial breaks, you have to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of it.
Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?
I've been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn't require my presence.
When you're young, you don't feel iconoclastic - you're just kind of doing what seems natural, what moves you.
Satire is a form of social control, it's what you do. It's not personal. It's a job.
Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there's no culture of complaint.
The strips about the military do seem to provoke moving and thoughtful responses. It's nice when the strip resonates, but more importantly, I need to know when I'm getting something wrong. The last thing I want to do is contribute to the suffering that wounded warriors already endure.
Comic-strip artists generally have very modest ambitions. Day to day, we labor to fit together all these little moving parts - a character or two, a few lines of dialogue, framing, pacing, payoff - but we certainly don't think of them adding up over time to some larger portrait of our times.
Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery.
Comic strips are like a public utility. They're supposed to be there 365 days a year, and you're supposed to be able to hit the mark day after day.
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