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    When you're making your living as a writer or an artist or a musician, you kind of live in a trance. You're sort of in the day-to-day world, you're certainly there for your day-to-day relationships with people, and so on.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    I, as a storyteller, was asking questions no one in science had apparently asked. What happens in a nest of tyrannosaurs? They're precocial, meaning when they hatch, they're ready to feed and move about. My questions are "Hmm, if there's a nest of tyrannosaurs, and there's three siblings that survive, would they try to eat each other?"
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    tags: meaning  questions 
     
    If you have birds, or if you're a herpetologist and raise reptiles - you look in those eyes, and there is nothing there that's human. I mean, they don't think like us, they don't see the world like us.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    tags: world  human  eyes 
     
    The power of monsters is, it is a way of giving almost tangible substance to fears, beliefs, things that aren't real. You can coalesce it and draw it, or describe it, and it's a monster.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    tags: belief  fear  power  giving  real 
     
    I think all kids understand from a very tender age that dinosaurs were real. They really walked around. That instantly sets them apart from monsters. And it instantly makes them safe. Because you can love 'em, and they're never going to bite you. They're not like a dog. They're safer than a pet, in a weird way.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    tags: age  real  dog  kids 
     
    I hate superheroes. I always hated superheroes. From the time I was a little kid, I could believe in a 50-foot gorilla trashing New York City before I could believe a guy would put on long tights and bat ears and go and fight crime. Like, the fantasy never made sense to me, on a basic level.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    tags: crimes  fantasy  time  believe  hate  fight  kids 
     
    Horror is one of the few genres - romance and comedy are the other two that come to mind - that's all emotion-driven. It's not a rational genre, like science fiction is. It's irrational by nature. And it is capable of exploring all aspects of human experience.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    I wanted to reinvent horror comics. I felt like it was my mission to open people's eyes to the fact that horror comics could be so much more than the popular perception of them.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    tags: horror  perception  eyes  facts 
     
    I had thought comics could only be one thing, and that was what mainstream comics were selling us. And the undergrounders proved anything you had in your head, as long as you had the skill to put it down on paper, was fair game. And I started filling sketchbooks with my own comics.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    tags: thoughts  games 
     
    If we can't get more John Rovnaks in this world, let's all support the John Rovnak we've got.
    — Stephen R. Bissette
    tags: world 
     
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