"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"People have such differing reactions to clowns. A lot don’t like them, or are afraid or suspicious of them. That’s kind of the attitude I was trying to get out of the characters—trying to make them look a little seedier around the edges, a little as if maybe there’s some sort of desperation as to why they’re clowns."