When I first had the idea and was writing [Idiocracy], I was at Disneyland. My daughters were young and I was at the teacups ride with them. And this woman had had an altercation with another woman before, I guess, and they were right behind me. And this other woman passes by and they just started [going after each other] … and they’re just cussing in front of their kids. And I’m there with my daughters thinking, ‘I don’t think this is how Walt Disney imagined it’
Being an expert isn’t telling other people what you know. It’s understanding what questions to ask, and flexibly applying your knowledge to the specific situation at hand. Being an expert means providing sensible, highly contextual direction.
I wrote it, and while our regular series artists Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline are on a break this arc (they’re working on, among other things, a little comic series called The Midas Flesh??) - so instead, Jim Rugg has stepped up to the plate!
This is out today so you should go buy it and then read it!