I blame Tim Burton and his damn Batman movie.
It’s all his fault. It’s because of him that I picked up a pencil and taught myself to draw. I used to draw these crude pictures of Michael Keaton’s Batman. They were pretty horrible, but to a nine-year-old kid, they were freaking awesome. There was no depiction of any discernible action. It was just Batman, standing there, with his head either turned to the side, or looking straight ahead. No background, nothing else. Just Batman.