I always felt that I wanted to talk to as many people as possible. I don’t subscribe to this idea of the artist being in his garret and not being heard. I wanted to be populist as well. At the same time I had the idealistic notion I could make the avant-garde popular. But I realised to my cost years later that you can’t. — Grant Morrison, as part of a short but interesting (and previously-unpublished) chat with Graham Kibble-White about UK comics that we’ve just posted at the recently-founded Panel Beats.
Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery. — Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)