Tim Sale on drawing

“But why I was compelled when my friends who were just as into the comics as I was weren’t, I don’t know. Beatrix Potter, in one of her journals, asks what is it that makes you compelled to put it down on paper, why can’t you just look at a sunset, or a rabbit or a tree and enjoy it for what it is? Who knows?”

— Tim Sale on the need to draw (from Tim Sale: Black and White)