You get into dangerous territory if you expect the art you make to change people’s minds. But if someone can watch a film and then go home and talk about it, that’s doing a lot.
—Ryan Coogler, quoted as one of Time magazine’s short list for Person of the Year for 2018.
When I was doing my topical (and increasing political) strip “Continuity and Vine”, I was taken aback when someone at a show said he was glad to read my comics … so he’d know what to think about the news! I certainly wasn’t writing those strips to become some sort of political guru, so reading Coogler’s take on that aspect of making art was a revelation for me.