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Saturday, December 8, 2012

2012 in Review: Darren Close

Darren Close (photo by Bobby N)

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2012?

Getting a new Killeroo book out after about 7 years hiatus was pretty good, but returning to the collaboration side of things for a BIG book next year would probably be the highlight - so much talent in this country that hasn't been given its due thus far. And continuing to develop my own artwork has been particularly rewarding as well.

Who are some of the comics creators that you've discovered and enjoyed for the first time in 2012?

There's probably too many to name that fall into this category, mainly due to their entries to the OzComics Drawing Challenge on Facebook. Sacha Bryning, Steve Boyd, Rob O'Connor, Louie Joyce, Adam Rose, Arthur Strickland, Louisa Ginivan, Gee Hale, Mark Lauthier, David Follett, Aly Close, Greg Holfield... and that's just a few of them! Such a variety of great artistic styles too.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2012?

What is this "non-comics" you speak of?

Have you implemented any significant changes to your working methods this year?

Brush pens. My style has changed dramatically since I discovered Kuretake brush pens (thanks Sacha!), they're fantastic. I'm happy to have introduced many other artists to these great pens too, most of which have also enjoyed the difference they have brought to their own work.

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

More Killeroo! I have an enormous amount of Killeroo material building up at present, and I'm very driven to re-establish the character with a series of one-shots, appearances in other comics, and the mammoth GANGWARS ANTHOLOGY book/s due for release in mid-2013. I'm also looking forward to seeing Australian creators continue to produce their own comics, the level of quality has really been stepped up over the last couple of years - it's very inspiring!

Darren is also the founder of the weekly drawing group Ozcomics