I didn’t have the time to literally write and draw the strip at the same time.
When I first drew him I had eyes in there and it didn’t look right.
Much is written about the Batman because he is publicly exposed in print. Very little is known personally about his creator, because I haven’t given out that many interviews.
I am also a writer. That is a fact not known by the public in general.
How can an article about me or the Batman be the true story when I am not consulted or interviewed?
The trouble with being a ghostwriter or artist is that you must remain rather anonymously without credit. If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator.
What I read is so distorted that I cannot believe that the person they are talking about is myself.
It’s been 25 years now, and truthfully, time sometimes blurs the memory.
In the Golden Age of Batman, I penciled, inked, and lettered my strip by myself.
I was involved with the Batman. There are two sides to every story. Now you’ve heard my side.
Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.
If Bill Finger created Batman, where is Bill Finger’s byline on my strip? It is conspicuous by its absence.
If you ever want to get the facts straight about me or the Batman, please write to the original source, myself, for the truth, instead of second guessing.
It took them a while to catch on that Batman would be the greatest.
I created Batman about 10 years before Ian Fleming created James Bond.