There's a therapeutic aspect to all making, but the nature of working is to compress, condense, and shape stuff, not to just expunge it. It's not just an exorcism.
As quoted in "Art Spiegelman on ‘Breakdowns’ Redux and the Dark Side of Tina Fey" by Rebecca Milzoff in New York magazine (8 October 2008)]
I was asking the school shrink, 'Has anyone ever told you the top of your head looks like a penis?' I thought that was a really funny thing to tell a bald shrink.Art Spiegelman
Comics seem to be cooking these days. It's like being a rock star.Art Spiegelman
A manifesto, a diary, a crumpled suicide note, and a still relevant love letter.Art Spiegelman