Interview with Stan Lee (comic guru, creator of Spider-Man)
If you were starting out now, do you think you would have started out in games rather than comics?
I were young now and I wanted to do stories, I would very much want to
get into the videogame business because it’s the most exciting.
Videogames and movies are the most exciting forms of entertainment. But
a videogame in a way is more imaginative, it has more variety. In a
movie you stick to the plotline, in a videogame you go in a million
different directions. I have no idea how they’re able to do that. It’s
like a miracle.
What advice would you give to a newcomer?
it’s like anything else, if he or she wants to be a writer they should
first study writing. Don’t study comic writing, study writing – read
literature, read the best writers you can find. Learn the language,
learn how to use it. If you want to be an artist, you’ve got to study
the best artists in the business and try to draw as well as they do.
But too many people try to become artists in comics and they’re not as
good as the ones that are presently drawing the comics. —UK Guardian