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All my life it has been like that. I'm a very hard working person if I have to be, but I won't kill myself to achieve a goal. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen.
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And when you draw a situation - someone is scared or angry or happy - it means the same thing in all cultures.
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And when you want to use a little bit of humor, it's much easier to use pictures.
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As an Iranian, I feel much closer to an American who thinks like me than to the bearded guy of my country.
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Everybody pretends that their children are just like Jesus Christ coming down from the sky; their children have never done something wrong, and they, themselves, have never done anything wrong.
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I consider myself a very nice person, really.
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I don't do any harm to people. I'm not jealous or envious of anyone. If I can help people, I do.
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I have read some comics, a little bit, but I don't come from a culture of comics.
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I was trying to say that what you have to be scared of is the fear, itself. Nothing but that.
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I write my books in French. They're published in France first, and it's a whole procedure from that point to sell it internationally, translate it, and publish it.
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I'm not, Whatever happens to you, you have to be truthful with everyone. Maturity is knowing to say what to whom and when.
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If I pretend that I was sitting in a house worrying day and night about my country, that would be a big lie.
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Image is an international language.
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In 1978, I traveled with my parents to Europe, and everything was great. As soon as they saw our passport, we got the red carpet welcome.
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In France, if the government does one thing wrong, you have ten thousand people in the street, and I like that.
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In my country, lots of subjects are taboo. People would never talk about drugs or sex.
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In the first book, I lived the revolution and the war. My whole life and the life of a whole nation was upside-down because of what was happening.
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In the second book, when I go into exile, my will and wish of being integrated into a new culture is so big that I have to forget about who I am and where I come from. I'm just being honest.
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In the years that I was in Iran, Iran was not political. The young were not political.
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It's because of the bad situation of the war that I have to defend my country, because the world is not going well.
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Just two years after that, in 1980, just before the war, we went to Italy, and I remember the waiter, literally, he threw the plates in front of my parents and me as soon as he understood that we were Iranian.
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Last week, I read in the news that people who vote for the Democrats will make America insecure, and if there is an attack it will be the fault of the people who voted for the Democrat.
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One should know also how to hold things back and assume his or her own responsibility.
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Otherwise, I could just sit and talk about art and comics, and I would be delighted, but I have to defend my country, too, at the same time. I would have wished that I couldn't sell any books because everybody already knew about it.
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Our country was very rich and Iranians were considered rich, educated people. You had a real intellectual elite in Iran then.
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People are so scared that they are willing to vote for Bush.
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So many other people were desperate in the way that I was desperate. And so my parents, yes, I talked about it just before the book came out, but I had to wait until I arrived at a point when they wouldn't worry about me anymore.
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So the second book is political, still - I talk a lot about the political prisoners - but Iran wasn't as political right after the war.
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Sometimes saying stuff is not a very good idea.
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Sometimes talking is just too much. Sometimes just showing is enough. I think when people look at this, they understand perfectly what is happening, so I don't need to add.
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The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing.
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The only difference is that we knew we were living under a dictatorship so we never believed in what they said. We knew that our leaders were dictators. Here, people believe that they live in a democracy, which is an illusion.
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The real war is not between the West and the East. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.
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Then I came back, and everything was settled down. The revolution was far behind, ten years before. The war was finished.
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There are lots of taboo subjects, and not only in Iranian culture.
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There is much more in common between George Bush and the fanatics in my country than between me and the fanatics of my country.
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This new generation is different. They haven't lived what we have gone through. They don't have the same fears.
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We knew that if we'd opened our mouths we could have paid with our lives. We didn't talk about politics because we were so scared.
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We were so fed up with this eight years war; it was so good that the war was finished. People just wanted to live, just to continue being alive. People were just so happy that there were not any more bombs on their heads.
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We were the generation that knew about political prisoners; we knew about the revolution; we knew about the war.
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What's happening - and it has a lot to do with this chapter in the book - really has a lot to do with this notion of fear. It's very like the time when McCarthy was around, creating a paranoia of these mad communists.
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When I see my other colleagues, all of them from the age of five wanted to become cartoonists. I had so many professions before. I didn't want to do this particularly. It just happened.
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When you are an adolescent and you have to manage in a new country, you only wish to be integrated and to have friends and to be loved.
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When you are scared, it's not only your muscles that get completely stuck, but also your brain. You don't think properly.
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When you put ten or eleven women of the older generation together, the biggest subject is sex.
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You cannot draw someone crying, and in one culture they think that he is happy. He would have the same expression.
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