I interviewed Shaky Kane and David Hine, the creators behind last year's glorious, mind-bending superhero romp The Bulletproof Coffin, over at The Comics Journal. Read it!
Quotes from Kane:
"I wouldn’t consider myself an intellectual by any stretch of the imagination!"
"Give me a call when the Fat Paycheck Movement gets rolling. That’s the one I’ve been waiting for!"
"Maybe Stan Lee would be up for getting shot."
"Comic book art. It always sounds like a put-down."
"Go look around some galleries, hey! But that’s too artsy for most comic book readers."
"Even the most delirious devotee would be hard pressed to keep up with all the multiple covers and crossovers on offer. And to top it off they all look so ugly."
"I don’t really know anything about American alternative comics."
"I didn’t physically print the comics, but then I’m fairly certain that Damien Hirst didn’t paste the diamonds onto that skull."
"There’s probably an Earth-2 Shaky Kane sitting back in the La-Z-Boy, right this very moment, feeling pretty smug about being the King of Comics!"
Quotes from Hine:
"My first punk clothing was a jacket with added bullet holes and blood."
"I’ve been feeling shackled by the medium instead of set free by it. "
"I get bored to death by badly conceived, poorly executed comics that lay claim to some kind of artistic credibility through willful obscurity. (I don’t mind willful obscurity if it’s shit-hot though.)"
"Basically our heads are totally and permanently fucked up."
"I fucking hate comics that are movie pitches. It’s nothing to do with the death of the superhero. It’s the death of the cheap throwaway comics that you roll up and stick in your back pocket or pile up under your bed and come back to and re-read over and over because you love them in a way that you cannot love any other medium."
"San Diego Comic-Con is a feeding frenzy for other media, while the comics themselves are almost ghettoized."
"It’s hard to keep your integrity when it’s so easy to compromise to make a living."
"If some Hollywood producer comes to us and offers us big bucks we’ll sell out as fast as anyone."
Read the whole thing!