Inspirational Quotes by Jessica Abel

By | May 21, 2017

My drawing, like that of most cartoonists, is intended first of all to be functional: to create believable space and communicate information. My strongest point in drawing has always been my ability to show characters’ nonverbal communication through facial expression and posture.

Jessica Abel

I don’t use recurring characters. I do get very interested in my characters while I’m working with them, and I find the process of fitting them into a story, and allowing them to create the story around themselves, fascinating. But no, I don’t imagine they have a life outside of what I make for them.

Jessica Abel

I work daily, but not always on comics. I’m doing quite a bit of writing now, and I teach as well.

Jessica Abel

When I’m working on comics, I have to give myself a million deadlines, or I’d never get anything done. Comics are just so hard to make – I find it very difficult to motivate myself.

Jessica Abel

It took me many years to figure out how to structure a compelling story.

Jessica Abel

What’s gratifying for me and interesting is that people are picking up on exactly what I want them to, which is that this is energizing people, and making them want to make stories.

Jessica Abel

It’s an incredibly supportive and friendly field. Older people want to foster and help younger people. Which is not true of all creative fields, but it is true of comics, and it is true of radio.

Jessica Abel

How I draw and how I leave things out is parallel in some ways to the non-verbal soundscape in radio stories.

Jessica Abel

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