Rehab Exit Interview: John Weeks

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1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

We drew comics until the wee hours. We had fun. We didn’t get paid. I enjoyed seeing the other strips as they progressed, and getting immediate feedback on my stuff.

2. What, if anything, did you learn from the program?

a) I need to brush up on Photoshop or b) I’m too dependent on computers. Maybe both. Also, I need to set up a home studio space. All my art tools are at the office, as well as the scanner.

3. Which one of your own comics are you most pleased with and why?

Probably ‘Daily Commute‘. It’s been fun to reference stuff from my daily life & neighborhood. I’m getting better at drawing cyclos, bit by bit…

4. Which one of your own comics are you least pleased with and why?

Day 16 needs to be a bit more cohesive in terms of style. Happy to get it out of my system and on the page though.

5. Do you hope to keep up drawing comics after rehab?

Yep. I may do a small collection of my Cambodia comics. ‘Breakfast‘ will appear in an exhibition this Friday.

If so, how often.

Sporadically. I need to mind Comics Lifestyle too.

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

The more comments and peer pressure there is to complete a strip, the more effort artists will put in. I’ll be watching from the peanut gallery to see if Round Four’s ‘fresh meat’ can cut it.

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