By taking away all of the psychological handles, the moral handles or whatever, you end up with a character who’s compelled rather than motivated and that’s part of what I was trying to get at. The character really didn’t believe in anything or wasn’t really driven by anything, so this was the extreme that he was resorting to in order to have a sense of identity or have a sense of being.
—Michael McClard, BOMB 1, 1981

By taking away all of the psychological handles, the moral handles or whatever, you end up with a character who’s compelled rather than motivated and that’s part of what I was trying to get at. The character really didn’t believe in anything or wasn’t really driven by anything, so this was the extreme that he was resorting to in order to have a sense of identity or have a sense of being.

—Michael McClard, BOMB 1, 1981