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'I want to be Jeff Smith when I grow up, not Stan Lee'

"Nah. I like doing my own stories. There are some characters at DC and Marvel that I’m fond of, but I can’t really see sinking years of my life into working on those characters. I like my own characters, and I want to spend time with them. I want to be Jeff Smith when I grow up, not Stan Lee."

-- Faith Erin Hicks, creator of Friends With Boys and The Adventures of Superhero Girl, when asked whether there's a comic-book character she dreams of drawing one day

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