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A The American cartoonists are very well known in France. Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes and Joe Sacco. The idea that I had of comics before I made my own was like everybody else's; that reading them was for adolescents and kids. But when I read "Maus" I thought, "Oh my God, you can do that also."
Q So no superheroes, huh?
A Not really. The problem with superhero comics is that most of the characters are men so there is no way that I can identify. And the woman always have big breasts and long legs. The only character that can be a little bit seducing is Catwoman, but she's so mean. And then you have Wonder Woman, but you don't believe with these big breasts she can go and make justice in the world.
Look, super-mega-rock-and-roll gods and superstars are just regular dudes like you guys. We punch the clock, we put on the pants, and then we blow people's minds. That's how we make a living. And then these pirates come and they steal all our internets. I don't know how they do it. But these pirates can bust into our entertainer's homes, make us walk the plank, steal our rocking tunes, and leave us broke. And you know what that means. No cash, no inspiration. No inspiration, no rocket sauce. No rocket sauce, no kickass rock-and-roll. Or movies.