Archive for May, 2010

Artist Introduction: Anthony Woodward

May 31, 2010

Hi my name is Anthony Woodward and I have been drawing comics for around 12 years. In that time I always feels as if I have more to learn and explore in the medium.
Recently I have been questioning what the next direction is with my comics. I attended a week long master class lead by Dylan Horrocks with a bunch of lovely comickers in Melbourne which gave me some fresh insights into some new possible directions.
I also just moved house and I am finding it hard to get back into the groove of drawing. There are a couple of other factors I could blame but really I just have to get back into it.
I am hoping that rehab can give me that kick in the butt and that I can  produce a worthwhile set of comics.

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Artist Introduction: Maude Farrugia

May 31, 2010

Hi my name is Maude Farrugia. I am checking myself into rehab because I recently turned ¼ of a century old and I have decided that I would like to do more things in public. I have been drawing stories in front of the heater on scrap paper since I was very little, and frankly, not much has changed. June is the perfect month for switching on the Vulcan- so I’m looking forward to making the most if it!

Artist Introduction: Bernie Slater

May 31, 2010

Hi, I’m Bernie Slater and I haven’t drawn a comic in yeeeeeeeears.  I cut my teeth in the world of drawing making zines and self published comics.  These days I’m primarily a printmaker, but do a lot of drawing, collage and sometimes digital stuff.  I’m keen to get back into some comics – they’re quick, a great opportunity to be cheeky and you can shove them out into the world without having to engage in too much pomp and ceremony.

I teach visual arts at Canberra Institute of Technology, and June rehab conveniently fits in with our hectic assessment period.  Fun!  Combine that with World Cup Soccer, home renos and a six month old baby and we have a sanity-testing month of sleeplessness!   I already feel queasy from the adrenalin.

More vital stats:

Fave comic artists:

  • Art Speigelman
  • Nate Powell
  • Lots of self publishers who put out a single brilliant comic then disappear forever.

Preferred modes of communication:

  • Biting political satire that ‘sticks it to the man’
  • Poo jokes

Round Ten: Meet the Artists

May 31, 2010

So excited to have another jam-packed round about to kick off tomorrow. Four very exciting artists to announce:

  • Bernie Slater
  • Anthony Woodward
  • Maude Farrugia
  • Gregory Mackay

Artist intros will be up shortly. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the Rehab Exit Interviews from last round.

Round Nine Awards: Michael P Fikaris

May 31, 2010

MPF also deserves an award for designing the awesome new awards! Thanks Michael!

Round Nine Awards: Jo Waite

May 31, 2010

Round Nine Awards: Tim Molloy

May 31, 2010

Round Nine Awards: John Weeks

May 31, 2010

Rehab Exit Interview: Jo Waite

May 31, 2010

1. What were you hoping to get out of rehab? Did you get it?

I had no thought, no plans, no hope. This is how I live my life.

2. What was the most unexpected thing about this round?

The terrible demon of competitiveness that grew in me when I saw how good Tim Molloy’s work was.

3. What – about your own comics – made you happiest during this round?

Well, I am a bit procrastinatory, and a bit of a perfectionist, so having to do a comic every 4 days had an impact on my health and wellbeing, but they are still pages I am happy with… well, maybe not the slapstick on about the corpse in the cement mixer; anyone could have drawn that…

4. What – about your fellow rehabbers’ comics – made you happiest during this round?

I was happy to see Tim Molloy loosen up and start to tell us things about himself, he’s an enigmatic fellow. John Weeks and Michael Fikaris were like little engines, consistent and good.

5. Are you rehabilitated now?

No. I know I will suffer a relapse and go back to procrastinating and ‘research’ and wandering about.

6. Where can people see your comics in the future?

If I can find a way to put *Lucky pages online without the people who the comic is about seeing them… stay tuned.

Rehab Exit Interview: Michael P Fikaris

May 31, 2010

1. What were you hoping to get out of rehab? Did you get it?

8 new pages / a mini comic

2. What was the most unexpected thing about this round?

John imitating something I did – Funny!

3. What – about your own comics – made you happiest during this round?

Getting out some thoughts about the time at 53 Hunter st.

4. What – about your fellow rehabbers’ comics – made you happiest during this round?

Talking w/ Jo, who just moved into the studios, during the month.

5. Are you rehabilitated now?

Yes.

6. Where can people see your comics in the future?

Let’s hope we all have our comics printed in the NZ anthology ‘Radio as Paper’