Bill Sienkiewicz Quotes

/Bill Sienkiewicz Quotes

Bill Sienkiewicz Quotes

  • After that I jumped, especially being in art school, to the illustrators.

  • And I’ve never viewed comics as assignments for the client.

  • And that, to me, is the main attraction to comics. It’s an avenue to say what you want to say.

  • But I’m aware of the fact that I’m working in a commercial venue where I’m producing something that I wouldn’t normally be approaching the way I’m doing it.

  • But if I really want to produce my own work and tell stories, then I will.

  • But there’s still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression.

  • But with comics you’re reading and assimilating an image simultaneously, instead of just reading or watching the tube.

  • Cartooning is an honorable thing.

  • Comics are really my life blood in a lot of respects.

  • Do the story in the way it really demands to be done, which may mean using several different styles or only one style; but it’s still about respecting the story.

  • Especially with Elektra, because I’m doing a lot of the covers for the new version of Elektra.

  • For a while I felt very alone; sort of out there in the world of comics, especially here in the States.

  • I didn’t want to feel constrained, so I took on the Mutants.

  • I still love a lot of the guys who just paint.

  • I want to say 90% of stuff out there is just crap that got made. The main point is that it got produced.

  • I wanted to be complete, because I figured that, visually, there was an avenue to explore with painted stuff.

  • I wanted to learn how to paint rather than just doing black-and-white work.

  • I was lucky enough to be given books that weren’t top sellers; books that were kind of under the radar.

  • If somebody can inspire me, it feels really special.

  • If you’re going to establish a certain level of unreality than you have to deal with it.

  • It’s interesting, because in the corporate stuff there’s a dichotomy there, depending on the creator. Even what, in essence, may be a very safe corporate approach, there is some stuff that is allowed to be pushed.

  • Kyle Baker’s work is really funny, but it’s also got a very clear vision.

  • Like Godfather, you look at a movie like that, or something that James Gray has directed, a film with minimal or pin lighting as opposed to everything being lit bright and flat, where everything is evident.

  • Nothing is really media driven or committee driven, so you can actually just produce something.

  • One of the problems I have with a lot of movies these days is that everything is too well lit. In the world of digital creations there is a tendency to show too much.

  • People who can pull you in and take you on a journey, as opposed to simply adding flash. Again, that feels very clinical, and I don’t respond to that the way I used to.

  • So cartooning, for me, is an honorable thing. It’s pushing the envelope. It’s the truth of something through exaggeration.

  • So I look at a lot of stuff now that I did and some of it looks tame to me, but my interest in terms of what I want to say with it is a little different.

  • So much of Jaws was amazing because the mind filled in what was missing.

  • So there’s kind of a simultaneous aspect to pushing the boundaries, and being very safe.

  • So, when the special effects are at the service of the story and draw you into it, that is really the magic.

  • That was a real learning element for me, because I realized that the more true you are to yourself, the more you will lose people.

  • There is a whole generation of people who are going to see movies or watch TV who don’t want to work.

  • To me, that’s one of the things that I love about doing this stuff. One day I can work on this piece in watercolor, and then work on something else on the computer, or work on something else that’s a completely different approach.

  • To me, the technique was almost irrelevant; it was what was coming across.

  • You’re telling the story, creating the sets, doing the lighting, the designing, and establishing the pace.
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