I was always raised on cowboy films and then when I could start making choices about the movies I wanted to watch I found myself wanting to watch gangster films which were slightly more sophisticated than the baseline stuff that was in westerns.
I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I'm attracted to this genre and that genre this type of story and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn't quite what I'm seeing - taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I've never seen before.
At the very end of a book I can manage to work for longer stretches but mostly making stuff up for three hours that's enough. I can't do any more. At the end of the day I might tinker with my morning's work and maybe write some again. But I think three hours is fine.
I turned on VH1 this morning just to get a little warm-up before I came over here and I think it's just terrific. There's so much great stuff: diverse and wonderful music good performances great looking girls great videos the whole thing.
That's the biggest part of doing comics: You have to create stuff that makes you want to get out of bed every morning and get to work.
I'm very happy with the way I look. I wake up some morning catch myself in the bathroom mirror and go 'hey girl you're alright'. But on the other hand I find the website stuff and the polls something completely removed from my own personal life. You can't take anything like that too seriously otherwise you'd end up in the loony bin.
I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought 'Geez this is ridiculous.' You just see through all that sort of stuff. I never liked those Deep Purples or those sort of things. I always hated it. I always thought it was a poor man's Led Zeppelin.
Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books you have to write about the interesting lawyers - the guys who steal all the money and take off. That's the fun stuff.
From paying off friends' tax bills to rescuing stray dogs and stuffing £20 notes into the hands of homeless people I can't get rid of my money fast enough.
We're definitely a hodgepodge of influences. Mine most heavily would be Southern rock - the Allman Brothers Lynyrd Skynyrd and stuff like that. Hillary is more from the country side - her mom is Linda Davis a country singer. Dave he's a big fan of the Eagles and like that.
My mom just understands about stuff. We have a really good trust and she knows I can take care of myself.
My mom breastfed me for more than a year and I can't imagine doing it any other way. It's cheap and much better for the environment and you don't have to lug all that stuff around.
My mom died of cancer when I was really young. I'm not someone who tries to work out their own stuff with a role but I think that happened despite my best efforts to keep myself separate from it.
I would go visit my mom on Sundays and my brother was working on stuff. I'd go in there and sing a little melody then we started working with words and the next thing you know it was just born organically without really trying.
My mom calls me an older soul because growing up she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom chasing understanding.
I spend as much time with my kids as any mom who stays home. I only work during the hours they're at school but there is always the sense of trying to catch up with all their stuff and not only organize my work life but also their school lives.
I'm kind of lucky that we've finished shooting 'Cougar Town ' so I'm able to kind of just enjoy my pregnancy and be a stay-at-home mom and go to prenatal Pilates and do all that fun stuff that if I were working would be almost impossible to do.
I remember getting this scrapbook that this girl made that I actually gave to my mom to hold onto because she has a 'Twilight' shrine in their house in Florida. It was just this scrapbook of me starting with 'Twilight ' and the whole progression of me and my career throughout that and other stuff that I had done in between.
My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper.
My mom used to make everything. She had a great garden and composted and made everything from scratch - peanut butter bread jelly everything. I don't know how she did it because all those things take time and love and labour. I only do half the stuff she does - but there's still time.
A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite the male ego.
Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.
As a physician and as a pilot I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots the pilots really don't know what they're saying.
I don't think there's any independent cartoonist whose stuff I don't like or respect in at least some way or another. We're all marginal laborers - we're practically medical oddities - so I don't see why we can't all be nice to each other.