Quotes from Sergio Aragones
"After spending so many years on Groo, I saw this as an opportunity to go back to doing something I really loved, and I'm glad I took the chance."
"Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there's the bad guy in the back seat. It's infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That's like going to bed and thinking there's a monster under your bed. It's"
"At the end of the '60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics."
"Comics is a great medium to get a lot of stories out."
"Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns."
"For every issue, I send four pages of finished marginals and they select the ones they need."
"Generally what I produce is new. Of course, they are often variations on the same subject."
"I don't enjoy the boo scare when you're watching a movie and then suddenly there's a big shark on the screen. The only thing they're doing is catching you off guard."
"I have 40 years of unpublished material, the ones they don't pick, and the reason I don't redraw them or use them again is that I like to use my brain every day and come up with new jokes."
"I have always been very much against the scary movies where the innocent person just gets slashed because he's in the wrong place."
"I have always loved horror very much. I used to write stories for DC's House of Mystery. It was one of my first jobs writing for comics, and I loved it."
"I have been a very fortunate man. I had a happy childhood, a very normal adolescence, and a very fortunate career."
"I keep very weird hours. I never know when I'm going to get an idea."
"I live in a very small town and now that I've closed down my studio, I'm working at home."
"I think that true horror is accomplished by slowly getting into your brain. The old way is much more scary."
"I'd love to do a whole series of stories and have them collected into books."
"If the gag is complicated, you spend more time thinking about the way you're drawing it."
"My artwork is totally a unit with my writing. It flows in a way that I couldn't stop to assign anything to anybody."
"My best sources are my travels and my collection of National Geographic."
"My work is so unorthodox that from one panel to the next, the drawings are completely different... totally opposed to the way of working in something like animation, where every drawing has to look like the one before."
"Once you've established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action."
"Research takes a great percentage of my time. I just did a piece about videogames and I went to shops that specialized in them."
"Sometimes, an idea comes in for another gag while you're inking one, and I make a note on a separate piece of paper."
"Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design."
"Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there."
"The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman."
"The greatest amount of research goes into stories involving known characters, such as the Star Wars projects I've done."
"The reason I love comics more than anything else is that the longest story will be just a few pages. With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening."
"The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born."
"The Western, when I do one, will be one long, continuous story."
"When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought."
"When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in how the story is going to develop and you spend more time daydreaming on that particular subject."
"With Groo, all the stories come naturally. I can't see quitting Groo. We have so many stories to tell about him."
"With Groo, I try to do one story every book. Sometimes the stories are better if they go a little longer, and I choose to do it in four issues."
Total Quotes: 34
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