Q. Why did you discontinue Bloom County?
A. I'm 32. That's too young to coast. I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next 20 years. Such is the nature of comic strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. Typically, the end result is lazy, rich cartoonists. There are worse things to be, I suppose . . . lazy and poor comes to mind.
Q. What is your new strip, Outland, about?
A. Silliness. Friendship. Escape. Doorways...