enpen: If you could take any organ from your body, sculpt it into anything that you'd like and mount it on a public pedestal for all to see, which organ would it be, what would you sculpt it into and where would you locate it?
stevenl : My heart. It is such a powerful symbol. I'd probably put wings on it or something. But if I took it out and made an art piece of out if it, I'd be dead, and aorta know better than that.
If you were trapped in a whale and had the materials and time to create one more story before being digested, who/what would be the central character and why?
In an answer that sort of links to your first question, I would draw a black and white line story with #1 lead pencil called "15 Heart Attacks." It would be based on a friend of mine who died mysteriously in Roswell, NM a dozen years ago. Really. Actually, I have put some work into this project over the last 3 years, but I think I would be required to be inside a whale in order to have the peace and quiet to complete it. I would also need ambergris -proof boots.
Is it true that you recently took away all of your work from The Danger Room in order to manipulate the art market?
Yes, I recently retired my comix inventory from the Danger Room. The reason was simple. I'm broke and needed the $$$. But my comix still appear on eBay and through Rick Bradford's site.
What is Morty the dog's song?
Morty the Dog sings in many of his comix-- an influence of those old Mad Magazine "sung to the tune of" tricks. His song is in the cadence and timing of his speech. If he was in animated cartoon, I would imagine his voice to be deep, alcohol-ravaged, and wheezed out from too many cigars. When I write his dialogue I frequently think of Bogart in the role of Fred C. Dobbs in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre .