"You have to understand the construction first."
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
"Drawing, to me, is a great deal of mechanical ability. If you understand the construction of things, there's no problem in drawing. But you have to understand the construction first."
"For instance, a railroad boiler is a boiler, you know. It goes back and it comes down like this, with the firebox and so on. Once you have the basic shape those six wheels underneath are... you know, a child does that."
"Now, I have always refused to do nuts and bolts - except sometimes on those locomotives, I would do a few nuts and bolts. But reality comes from the feeling of the damn thing. If you understand the construction of the boat, and understand the man himself - who he is and what he looks like - you can get that over to the reader."
From the Noel Sickles interview in The Comics Journal #242.
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