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And I think I find, I know a lot of people around, in different cities, and so it's not - it might sound strange - but it's not that hard to say good-bye, because I know there's other people where I'm going. I can sort of fit in in a lot of places.
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And, in some ways I like traveling, in other ways I'm sort of fed up by the whole notion.
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For me, one advantage of comic journalism is that I can depict the past, which is hard to do if you're a photographer or filmmaker.
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I always ask a subject if I can take his or her picture. In about 90 percent of cases they'll say yes, but when they say no, I'll surreptitiously do a quick drawing. It won't be such an exact likeness that they could be identified.
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I don't like just traveling in for a short time. I've done that before, because sometimes you work for magazines and they have a budget, and if you're working for them, they want something by a certain time.
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I don't often go to a place just to check out all the cultural sites of a city.
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I like good, straight reporting, too.
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I like listening to people, it's not even out of - I'm not like a professional listener or anything like that, but I enjoy people's stories.
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I mean there are other places that interest me, and I wouldn't mind going if a magazine sort of made it easy for me to do it.
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I think any journalist who spends time in a place realizes that there are lots of stories around beyond their primary story. You meet so many interesting people and have all kinds of experiences.
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I think I'm generally a good listener anyway.
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I tried to draw people more realistically, but the figure I neglected to update was myself.
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I try to ask visual questions. I'll ask what someone was wearing, if that seems relevant. If possible, I'll walk over the same ground that they're depicting. Of course, I can never get it precisely as it was.
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I will interview bigwigs if I get the chance, but you are seldom surprised by people in power - you've got to get awfully damn close to get anything new.
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I'd much rather hang out in a cafe. That's where things are really happening.
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I'd rather go to a place and spend a couple of months, get to know it, get to know the people.
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I'm not a good tourist, I don't like tourism.
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In this case I just wanted to be in one place, much like the Gorazde book, I feel it was a better way of doing it, get to know some people well.
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It became clear to me that I had to push it toward a more representational way of drawing.
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It's a visual world and people respond to visuals.
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It's like a film director trying to represent a scene that took place in the 1700s. You reconstruct it to the best of your ability.
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My guide had a copy of Palestine on my last trip to Gaza. He'd bring it out and show people what I was trying to do. That usually went over pretty well.
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Of course, I'm drawn to a place like Iraq because It's the biggest story of our generation.
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Oh, it's essential. I mean, you have to - if I'm writing about the Middle East, I have to go there, and if possible, stay long enough to get a real feeling for what's going on.
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Robert Crumb is an influence on how I draw, but not on the subject matter I take or my approach. One thing I do like about Crumb is that he's chronicled his age, his times, and I think that is what artists should do.
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So normally I like to go places where I know people, or where I'm going to work.
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The people whose work I've admired are people like George Orwell and others like Michael Herr and, of course, some of Hunter S. Thompson's work.
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There's probably one more story about Bosnia that I'd like to do, because I spent a fair amount of time on the Serb side of the lines, which isn't apparent in the other books.
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What I've learned is that people like to talk about themselves. And that's kind of the advantage you have when you're asking people questions.
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When I started Palestine it was a bit rubbery and cartoony at the beginning, because that's the only way I knew how to draw.
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When I was there, something clicked in my head; I found myself interviewing people, searching out facts and figures. Later on I became much more self-conscious of what I was doing.
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When I went to Bosnia, I was there to tell someone else's story and I was more methodical.
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When I went to Palestine I thought I'd do an autobiographical account, and it turned into something more journalistic.
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With comics you can put interesting and solid information in a format that's pretty palatable.
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