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I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10 % of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste.

Author: Berke Breathed

Profession:

In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.

Author: Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Profession: Swiss Artist

There is a relationship between cartooning and people like Miró and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist, but it definitely is related even in the early Disney.

Author: Roy Lichtenstein (1923)

Profession: American Artist

Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.

Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)

Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator

My drawings have been described as pre-internationalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.

Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)

Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator