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So I look at a lot of stuff now that I did and ...
by Bill Sienkiewicz

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

After that I jumped, especially being in art school,
to the illustrators.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

And I've never viewed comics as assignments for the client.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

If you're going to establish a certain level of unreality
than you have to deal with it.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

 

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

To me, the technique was almost irrelevant;
it was what was coming across.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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

I was lucky enough to be given books that weren't top sellers;
books that were kind of under the radar.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

But there's still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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

Especially with Elektra, because I'm doing a lot of
the covers for the new version of Elektra.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

There is a whole generation of people who are going
to see movies or watch TV who don't want to work.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Kyle Baker's work is really funny, but it's also got a very clear vision.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I still love a lot of the guys who just paint.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

You're telling the story, creating the sets,
doing the lighting, the designing, and establishing the pace.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Comics are really my life blood in a lot of respects.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

But with comics you're reading and assimilating an image simultaneously,
instead of just reading or watching the tube.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I didn't want to feel constrained, so I took on the Mutants.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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

So much of Jaws was amazing because the mind filled in what was missing.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

So there's kind of a simultaneous aspect to pushing the boundaries,
and being very safe.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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

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

So cartooning, for me, is an honorable thing.
It's pushing the envelope.
It's the truth of something through exaggeration.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Cartooning is an honorable thing.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

And that, to me, is the main attraction to comics.
It's an avenue to say what you want to say.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

If somebody can inspire me, it feels really special.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
- Publilius Syrus

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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