I had more flow as a designer. I could just drop down into the zone and stay there for hours. With cartooning, I'm constantly coming up for air, procrastinating, looking for reasons not to be doing it. I spend all day granting myself special dispensation, with 'creative process' as my cover story. Carpenters and deli countermen can't do that, so I think they may feel better about themselves at the end of the day.
Gene Weingarten (October 22, 2006). "Doonesbury's War". Washington Post. Retrieved on July 24, 2007.
Whether you think we belong in Iraq or not, we can't tune it out; we have to remain mindful of the terrible losses that individual soldiers are suffering in our name.
Reported in Kerry Soper, Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire (2008), p. 50.