Rehab Exit Interview: Michael Fikaris

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1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

I made sure I didn’t spend too long on each instalment most were completed under 30 minutes,this made it immediate and more satisfying for me.

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

i dunno, that now I maybe want to put images online more, realising some of my ‘comic pals’ have not seen what I have been doing over last few years and generally remembering communication through computers is a whole different experience.

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

hmm, all of them and none of them…

I’ll just have a look to refresh my memory.

Ok. I think the last one because it sums up how I feel about creating comics these days – and it plopped out a whole new ‘me drawing’.

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

umm, all of them and none of them…I’m one of those people who keeps doing things again to please one self each time but then realising I could have done ten different ideas all over. I mean – if there were 5 sites like this, I would probably do something different on each one.

5. Do you hope to keep up drawing comics after rehab? If so, how often.

I never have stopped drawing or drawing comics.only changed the outlets or motivations. Just this afternoon I set up a stand with a wall painting to get some paper goods into the hands of others at a film night in a warehouse nearby. I am also putting together a small booklet this weekend again screenprinted for a hand made books exhibition in two weeks and have almost finished my twentieth issue of ‘froth’ comic art thing. I am not sure though of approaching publishers anytime soon again but have been working on a few larger things through inspiration of age.

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

not really. I think It’s a pretty tight idea Amber. the artists you choose are those you know and/or like.
this is how I will remember the project- as another fine representation of your creative managing and directing of artists.

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