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Eddie Campbell

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Eddie Campbell, Scottish-born, Australia-resident cartoonist, creator of the semi-autobiographical Alec and wry mythological Bacchus comics, and illustrator of Alan Moore's Jack the Ripper graphic novel From Hell.

In an interview with Dirk Deppey for The Comics Journal in 2006:

"This crashing realization that High Art is an illusion was equivalent to the moment in my youth when I first realized there is no god. In studying ancient mythologies I saw that gods always serve such a useful psychological function so that if they didn’t exist then they’d have to be invented for that purpose. Ipso facto, we probably invented ours too."