Listened to two comic creator interviews a while back. An episode of John Siuntres’ Word Balloon, featuring Greg Rucka ( http://wordballoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/rob-liefeld-speaks-out-and-rucka.html ) and the C.C. Beck Shop Talk interview bonus feature on the Will Eisner DVD: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, ( http://montillapictures.com/ )
I found it interesting that the writer, Rucka, wished to god he had the ability to draw, reminding listeners that comic books are and have always been a visual medium.
In the C.C. Beck interview, he’s of the opinion that artwork is secondary and should always take a back seat to the story itself. When people think back on the great comic stories they love, it’s “The Story” that they remember, not the drawings.
I find it interesting that both creators would have such opposing views, but a positive view of their creative counterparts. I’m a writer/artist, so I look at it like, “Can’t have one, without the other.”