Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Friday, December 14, 2012
What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2012?Being a part of Squishface and having it be five minutes away from my home. Having my first solo exhibition in years, using it as an excuse to tighten up and show some process doodles. I brought out two zines made up of sketchbook drawings that I see no reason not to keep doing. Came out with The Diggables Handbook minicomic which got a nice response.
Who are some of the comics creators that you've discovered and enjoyed for the first time in 2012?I recently read Sanctuary, a manga by by Sho Fumimura and Ryoichi Ikegami from the early 90's about the yakuza and Japanese politics. The cleanness and consistency in the art plus the over dramatic dialogue makes me want to seek out more by them. Checked out all the Brubaker/Philips crime comics I could find this year and they blew me away and made me really want to do my own noir stuff. Jason, Brandon Graham, DMZ, Fables, Darwyn Cooke's Parker are all things I hadn't read until this year.
What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2012?
As part of my BrunswickArts duties I attended as many graduation showsas possible and that was pretty inspiring. There were a few stand out things but mainly just seeing young folk busting their butts as creatively as they can got me pumped and made me question why I'm not drawing all day every day.
The food at Squishface's Exhibitchin' will be hard to top.
Have you implemented any significant changes to your working methods this year?
meant to be a table then that was fine, where as now I try and draw the best darn table I can. I've barely implemented that in my monthly Comics Face strips but it was my main focus in my Diggables minicomic.
Also, I dressed as a cowboy at three separate special comic occasions.
I want to do more of this.
What are you looking forward to in 2013?