Illustration Art blogger David Apatoff:
In the course of just 100 intense years, comic art has put on display the personalities of some deeply odd people who have produced truly excellent but Quixotic art—a far higher ratio than would ever surface through art museums.
Why is this? Perhaps the medium combines the privacy for artists to sit alone at their drawing board, a little incubation chamber for their neuroses and quirks, with a wide daily audience for the resulting work product. Or maybe the pressure of putting out a daily strip for decades simply drove them nuts.