Bill Sienkiewicz Quotes About Corporate, Stuff, Technique, Level

Bill Sienkiewicz Quotes About Corporate, Stuff, Technique, Level

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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

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

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

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

Bill Sienkiewicz

If you’re going to establish a certain level of unreality than you have to deal with it.

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

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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
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You’re telling the story, creating the sets, doing the lighting, the designing, and establishing the pace.

Bill Sienkiewicz

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

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

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

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

Cartooning is an honorable thing.

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

And I’ve never viewed comics as assignments for the client.

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

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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

And that, to me, is the main attraction to comics. It’s an avenue to say what you want to say.

Bill Sienkiewicz

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

Bill Sienkiewicz

Kyle Baker’s work is really funny, but it’s also got a very clear vision.

Bill Sienkiewicz

If somebody can inspire me, it feels really special.

Bill Sienkiewicz

So much of ‘Jaws’ was amazing because the mind filled in what was missing.

Bill Sienkiewicz

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

Bill Sienkiewicz

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

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

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

Bill Sienkiewicz

So there’s kind of a simultaneous aspect to pushing the boundaries, and being very safe.

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

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

Bill Sienkiewicz

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

Bill Sienkiewicz

But there’s still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression.

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

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

Especially with Elektra, because I’m doing a lot of the covers for the new version of Elektra.

Bill Sienkiewicz

I didn’t want to feel constrained, so I took on the Mutants.

Bill Sienkiewicz

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

Bill Sienkiewicz

Who is Bill Sienkiewicz?

Boleslav was born in the city of Boleslav, Bill Sienkiewicz (born William Felix Robert “Bill” Sienkiewicz) is an American comic book artist best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ New Mutants, Moon Knight, and Elektra: Assassin.

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