Quotes by Berkeley Breathed

Berkeley Breathed

American cartoonist, director and screenwriter

Alive from: 1957-

Category: Comedians and humor | Artists | Movie | Writers (Contemporary)

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    And that's why any of my picture books exist: They all seem to be built backwards from a simple, emotionally optimistic story beat.
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    Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
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    Cartooning is about deconstruction: you gotta tear something down to make a joke.
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    Dear Lord, I've been asked, nay commanded, to thank Thee for the Christmas turkey before us... a turkey which was no doubt a lively, intelligent bird... a social being... capable of actual affection... nuzzling its young with almost human-like compassion. Anyway, it's dead and we're gonna eat it. Please give our respects to its family.
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    Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world.
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    Doonesbury had the requisite and overwhelming influence in 1980, as it did on any college cartoonist who was paying attention, of course.
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    Harry Potter' shouldn't be children's first experience with suspense and plot turns.
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    I'll confess right here that I secretly wish I'd have drawn a strip about a little boy with a fake tiger, going for adventures throughout the universe in spaceships of his imagination.
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    If I could have drawn a cat yelling for lasagna every day for 15 years and have them pay me $30 million to do so, I would have.
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    It was a huge challenge to learn digital painting well enough so that computers don't pop into mind when one sees one.
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    Keep in mind that in 1985, I had a potential readership of over 50 million Americans. At that time, a good portion of those were under 30.
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    My post-child period resulted in one instant change: I write shorter books for kids.
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    Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books.
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    Such is the nature of comic strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. Typically, the end result is lazy, rich cartoonists.
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    That's the conundrum of cartoon stripping, as opposed to political cartoons. When your anger is the driving force of your drawing hand, failure follows. The anger is OK, but it has to serve the interests of the heart, frankly.
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