Subsidised self-expression

Comics is the best gym in the world for exercising the old imagination, certainly, and this is where I feel most comfortable and free to fuck around with daft, unrestrained head jam – but I could probably survive without them if I really had to, which I don’t, so what would YOU do if five Nazi assholes were about to rape your woman and you only had one bullet, hotshot?

For me, this field allows for the kind of subsidised self-expression unavailable anywhere else and I also get to create extended, occult narratives or hypersigils to help exercise my magical will. Comics are so far in advance of any other popular entertainment form – they’re more relevant and modern than movies and still just about edging out video games for interactivity and sophistication.

— Grant Morrison.