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Len Wein
June 12, 1948 -
Nationality: American
Category: Cartoonist
Subcategory: American Cartoonist

Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes.


I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me.


What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has.


I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core.


I would like immortality.


I've never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme. To me, that's never been important.


A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.


The most unrealistic thing I've ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don't believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil.


When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics.


In these litigious times, if you're a beginner, it's becoming harder and harder to get your work to the people who might actually be able to hire you.


In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.


There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.


I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.


You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end.


Lord of the Rings, I think, is far and away the most brilliantly done stuff.


I've had editors over the years who couldn't find a clue if it was stapled to their butt.


I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips.


Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God, yes. But they were all a product of their time, and I did the best I could.


When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine.


It all depends on which side of the desk you're sitting on.


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