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Feb 17, 2013
“The Bat-Man” by Tony Millionaire and Chip Kidd, from Bizarro Comics #1
Tony Millionaire on pitching ideas for Batman:
I had one [pitch] where Batman went completely broke. His corporation went completely broke. He was like, ‘should I throw this Batarang? These cost me $550 each. I’m not really sure I can afford to throw it. I should probably just run.’ And he had to sell all his cars and ride a bicycle around. If anyone sees him on a bicycle with his costume on, they’ll catch him, so he can’t even wear that anymore. He just has to wear a t-shirt and run around. They said, “no, we’re not going to do that” [laughs]. I’d like to do a story about the real Batman, what a real Batman would be like. Just some guy, who’s not really that rich. He’d just run around and try to figure out where the crime is. In my neighborhood, all he’d be doing is running up to cars where they’re selling drugs out the window.”
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Dec 08, 2012
Kids practice every single emotion they’re ever going to use on anybody on you.
Dec 05, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Tony Millionaire on living in rome:
When I lived in Rome in 1983 I had no money and couldn’t think of a way to earn money. So I drew a scene at the Roman Forum of the ruins. I had a hundred prints of the drawing made with an off-set printing house, then waited by a road on a folding chair till tourists would walk by. I would add some extra rocks or blades of grass, cracks in the road, when Americans came by (big spenders) I would ask if they knew the time. Then I’d show the drawing and ask if they wanted to buy it for ten bucks. That was cheap, so I got a lot of buyers. After one would buy a drawing I’d have to wait until they got in a cab or walked away.
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Free pens. 2728 se ankeny. Next to crema. Go and draw! (Taken with Instagram at Crema Bakery and Cafe)
Reminds me of this Tony Millionaire quote:
I asked my mother, what should I teach my kids? She said don’t teach them anything, just give them lots of supplies.
Oct 26, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
I don’t pay any attention at all to the market, I love drawing comics and the more I do, the more I get actual jobs with fat paychecks like from record companies, illustration work, and every now and then a TV show or a movie. It’s not about selling out; it’s about finding ways to pay for your kids’ dentists while never giving up the work you love. The thing is, if I quit the not so good paying job of a cartoonist, my very good paying job as everything else would evaporate. So that’s it, good comics are a great way to advertise yourself.
Jun 25, 2010
Interview with Tony Millionaire
Can you describe a typical Tony Millionaire day?
Tony Millionaire: Wake up at ten, try desperately to go back to the dream world for two hours, shower, vomit, hide in the garage reading Huffington Post till the kids come home. Pretend to read while secretly taking a nap, take the kids to the dog park till 4:30, drink 2 beers fast. Cook supper, watch the news, get up at 9 or 10, get in the garage, drink beer and work furiously till 4 am.
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